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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-06-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By Bevan
Instead of a rubber O-ring, I riveted an aluminum...

Instead of a rubber O-ring, I riveted an aluminum flange commonly used for a scat tube. The flange had a nice curved edge to protect the fuel line.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,933
Posted By Bevan
For those of you that want to run one tank dry...

For those of you that want to run one tank dry (for whatever reason), you may want to take a look at this low fuel sensor. Ive just discovered this and got me thinking that if it was put into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bevan
Relays are simply electrically controlled...

Relays are simply electrically controlled switches that are designed to handle more current than a traditional switch which make/break the connections without damage due to arcing etc. In other...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Bevan
Yes. Antenna placement can be an important thing....

Yes. Antenna placement can be an important thing. Certain spacing should be maintained between potential victims and antagonists. Here is what I have done on my RV7A with good results.

Comm 1 is on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By Bevan
I have my VOR/ILS antenna on the top of the...

I have my VOR/ILS antenna on the top of the vertical fin. I obtained piece of square tube (approx 3/4-1Ē square not sure), mounted it to the top rib under the tip. Then mounted the antenna to the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-19-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bevan
It’s not just about the airplane, basic...

It’s not just about the airplane, basic trigonometry has a role to play. Assuming the glide slope for your “stabilized” approach is 3 degrees and your expected descent rate is 500fpm, your forward...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-17-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Bevan
WTB Ray Allen Trim indicator

Anyone have one or two theyíd like to sell. Mine has become intermittent.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Bevan
Assuming you don't need into the access panels...

Assuming you don't need into the access panels very often, you could put a sheet of automotive vinyl over them.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Bevan
Bad Elf

Bad Elf makes a plug in GPS module for the IPAD. It also has a charge port on the side so the IPAD can still run off shipís power when using the GPS.

Thereís also a free App from ITUNES that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Bevan
Yes, I would suspect a leak in the static system....

Yes, I would suspect a leak in the static system. If itís tight, you should see the altimeter jump/drop when activating the alternate static switch.

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By Bevan
Hot starts donít need to be a problem and are no...

Hot starts donít need to be a problem and are no reason to shy away from going with fuel injection. IMHO.

Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Bevan
Cleveland - Grove wheels and brakes

Are the bolt patterns, brake disc position standard (interchangeable) from Clevelands to Grove wheels and brakes? In other words, if I change the wheels, do I also have to change the brake cylinders...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bevan
That's pretty good! What oil brand/weight are you...

That's pretty good! What oil brand/weight are you using? My older 0-360 seems to burn 1 Qt in 12 hrs when using Aeroshell W100plus but 1 qt in 6 hrs when using Aeroshell W80plus.

Bevan
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By Bevan
Check the power input cord and secure it in such...

Check the power input cord and secure it in such a way that the plug is held in tight. It may vibrate out. Ask me how I know.

Bevan
Forum: Reviews 08-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By Bevan
My experience as well a few years ago. ...

My experience as well a few years ago. Consistently great service for hard to find hardware and knowledge.

Bevan
Forum: Canada 08-14-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bevan
smoke forecast

Here's a website for EXPERIMENTAL forecasted smoke from known fires.

Use it as just one piece of data and at your own risk!!!

http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-CA-01/current

Bevan
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bevan
Wouldn’t it be better and safer to put the fuel...

Wouldn’t it be better and safer to put the fuel flow sender FWF downstream of the fuel pumps? On injected motors, many are putting the fuel flow sender downstream of the servo and prior to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Bevan
Or the panel can be made modular so most wiring...

Or the panel can be made modular so most wiring and servicing can be done when sitting upright in the seats. Bevan.

http://i65.tinypic.com/jqniug.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bevan
I use the Vans FPS version on the RV7A and get...

I use the Vans FPS version on the RV7A and get slightly more than 40 degrees (full travel of the flaps). It may depend on how it's adjusted.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By Bevan
Canopy cover. Tool bag containing: the screw...

Canopy cover.
Tool bag containing:
the screw drivers and wrench sizes your plane needs.
Baggies containing a sample of electrical terminals, screws, nuts, washers, cotter pins etc that are found on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Bevan
During the building phase, I plumbed return lines...

During the building phase, I plumbed return lines to both tanks through a duplex fuel selector. The return lines are used regularly by the purge valve (Airflow performance) and occasionally with a...
Forum: ADS-B 06-29-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Bevan
Did you contact OpenFlightSolutions and what did...

Did you contact OpenFlightSolutions and what did they say?

Bevan
Forum: Canada 06-28-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Bevan
If you fly out of range of a ground station, I...

If you fly out of range of a ground station, I assume the weather map will not be up to date. How often does it update and does the iPad screen indicate “not in contact with a ground station” or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By Bevan
You might consider doing it yourself with vinyl,...

You might consider doing it yourself with vinyl, or just color accents in vinyl.

Bevan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-25-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,608
Posted By Bevan
If your IPAD is getting hot and/or shutting own,...

If your IPAD is getting hot and/or shutting own, consider closing all unnecessary applications or turning on "airplane mode". This will also extend the run time (using less power = less heat...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,608
Posted By Bevan
IPAD mini 4 with FltPlanGo has been excellent in...

IPAD mini 4 with FltPlanGo has been excellent in the cockpit with bubble canopy RV7A. I have it mounted using a RAM Mount on the left side so it faces my eyes pretty much straight on. I donít have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bevan
3 years and 165+ hrs so far and no problem. ...

3 years and 165+ hrs so far and no problem. Everything you see is vinyl wrap except for the cowl, wheel pants and Wing tips. I wipe down after each day of flying so the bugs don’t accumulate and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,635
Posted By Bevan
165 hrs over 3 years on one Shorai 18ah battery. ...

165 hrs over 3 years on one Shorai 18ah battery. RV7A with IO-360 and heavy prop. I ran the battery dead once right at the beginning of its life by leaving the master switch on for a few hours by...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,289
Posted By Bevan
I too have one of Daytonís quadrants in my RV7A...

I too have one of Daytonís quadrants in my RV7A and wouldnít have it any other way. Iíve added brackets to each side for all the other pushpull cables (cabin heat, alternate air, purge valve,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-09-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By Bevan
Can the GDL39 be powered from a USB type cord? ...

Can the GDL39 be powered from a USB type cord? The website doesnít say.

Bevan
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By Bevan
I use an IPAD mini (non cellular) with a Bad Elf...

I use an IPAD mini (non cellular) with a Bad Elf plug in gps module for VFR navigation. It works great and run off ships power as the Bad Elf has a power in port. I use it with FltPlanGo.

Tip, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By Bevan
I found my main gear shimmied when tire pressure...

I found my main gear shimmied when tire pressure was over 35lbs. I keep them between 25-30lb and no more shimmy.

Nose wheel 35 lb.

I should add, my main tires are 380x150x5 and nose tire is 500x5....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,617
Posted By Bevan
I was considering an RV8, I received...

I was considering an RV8, I received ďpermissionĒ to build a 7 or 9. Iím happy.

Happy wife = happy life.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,617
Posted By Bevan
If you will be flying with your wife, I might...

If you will be flying with your wife, I might suggest a side by side and swap left/right, rather than front/back.

If youíre primarily flying by yourself, or with the additional...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By Bevan
Ive only used FltPlanGo and it serves all my...

Ive only used FltPlanGo and it serves all my needs for VFR local and cross country travel. I keep a paper chart for my local area just in case but I wouldnít give up my flightplan go. ...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,224
Posted By Bevan
I disagree. ALL prepunched holes should be...

I disagree. ALL prepunched holes should be reamed (or drilled) to full size. This does three things.

It “cleans” up the hole from the score marks of the punching process. Those score marks can...
Forum: Oregon 05-15-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,670
Posted By Bevan
Thanks for the suggestions and tips. Bevan

Thanks for the suggestions and tips. Bevan
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,670
Posted By Bevan
Oregon beach runways

My wife and I are considering an anniversary weekend to northwestern Oregon via RV7A. Probably base ourselves at a bed n breakfast at or within walking distance of an airport. We would like to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,716
Posted By Bevan
I suggest you do weight and balance calculations...

I suggest you do weight and balance calculations for all loading scenarios to prove balance limits are not exceeded prior to seeing the DAR. If that is too much/difficult, stay within Vanís weight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bevan
my Ipad mini 4 mounted with a short double swivel...

my Ipad mini 4 mounted with a short double swivel Ram Mount. It is very adjustable and I just love it. The screen is totally readable even in direct sunlight. Easily moves out of the way if need...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,896
Posted By Bevan
When quoting rpm drop, it may be useful to state...

When quoting rpm drop, it may be useful to state if each mag is firing two top plugs and two bottom aka with a traditional mag, or one P-mag firing the tops and the other firing the bottoms as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Bevan
Under the bubble canopy to one side with a slight...

Under the bubble canopy to one side with a slight arc bent into the whip. Itís out of the way and vertical.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By Bevan
Adam, I don't think you need/want a spacer with...

Adam,

I don't think you need/want a spacer with a Hartzell CS prop.

Which engine do you have?

Confirm you have 7 not 7A?

I have RV7A with 0-360 and Hartzell CS prop, no prop spacer. I cut a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-29-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Bevan
Randy, Based on a conversation I had with...

Randy,

Based on a conversation I had with Airflow Performance when I was in your shoes, they strongly recommended against putting the filter in the engine area. You want to minimize fuel volume in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,499
Posted By Bevan
No signs of corrosion. Itís been on for three...

No signs of corrosion. Itís been on for three years now. Nothing has come loose/off other than a little here/there that Iíve taken off. Not expecting anything coming loose as all the seams are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,499
Posted By Bevan
Thanks! Just to be clear. Other than the...

Thanks! Just to be clear. Other than the fiberglass parts, all the white and black is 3m 1080 vinyl applied directly to cleaned alclad. The skins were NOT primered first. The interior is primed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,499
Posted By Bevan
My RV7A is wrapped (except for the fibreglass...

My RV7A is wrapped (except for the fibreglass parts) and is holding up well after 3 years and 160+ hrs of flight time. It lives is a hangar. It is easy to clean. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bevan
Install is such a way that you can access the...

Install is such a way that you can access the hold down clamps and view/check the wires as they enter the terminal strip. The Two P-mags will be orientated differently from each other to accomplish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By Bevan
Nose fork question

Does anybody here know who makes the nose wheel forks for Van's?

Thanks

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bevan
While you have the ports pulled out, you may...

While you have the ports pulled out, you may want to add a little grease to the o rings to help prevent leakes. Half of my ports leaked past the o rings in the first 100 hrs and the grease appears...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By Bevan
I found the 1/4" studs for the vacuum pad...

I found the 1/4" studs for the vacuum pad convenient. Each P-MAG grounded to it's own stud.

Bevan
Forum: Safety 04-16-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,344
Posted By Bevan
Walt, I think the reason LSE does this is to...

Walt, I think the reason LSE does this is to allow the engine to continue to run when the master is shut off (in case of some other electrical problem). The LSE needs power via another path to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,713
Posted By Bevan
But my IPAD is not Cell equipped. Bevan

But my IPAD is not Cell equipped.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,713
Posted By Bevan
Well, my wifi only (non-cell) Ipad tracks me on...

Well, my wifi only (non-cell) Ipad tracks me on the moving map as I drive to the airport. This is without the external gps connected cause it’s left in the plane.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,713
Posted By Bevan
iPad 4 mini 128g (non-cellular, stills has...

iPad 4 mini 128g (non-cellular, stills has internal gps) with Bad Elf external GPS and FltPlanGo. Canadian and US charts. I use this for flightplanning and situational awareness via moving map,...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,563
Posted By Bevan
Greg, Can you elaborate on how you think the...

Greg,

Can you elaborate on how you think the electrical system was compromised by a mixture cable? Was the mixture cable abraided by structure or by a wire?

Bevan.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,022
Posted By Bevan
Nope. But this looks...

Nope. But this looks interesting...

https://www.uavturbines.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UAV-Dossier.pdf

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-02-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By Bevan
Iím considering a third landing light for use in...

Iím considering a third landing light for use in the flair at night. Does the RV10 cowl light angle down when installed in an RV7 cowl? Or does it just not fit in the cowl due to space...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Bevan
With the fuel valve on, and fuel line...

With the fuel valve on, and fuel line disconnected at the servo inlet, put a small amount of pressurized air into the vent port to very SLIGHTLY pressurize the tank and wait for the fuel to be pushed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,684
Posted By Bevan
:mad: Yes, as I understand it... VNE is dictated...

:mad:

Yes, as I understand it... VNE is dictated by airframe strength but the RVs are fast and capable of altitudes higher than other normally aspirated aircraft. So, one of the limiting factors is...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By Bevan
I keep a half dozen of my wife's flat round...

I keep a half dozen of my wife's flat round makeup remover pads lightly soaked with a bit of baby oil in a zip lock bag. Works equally well as fire starter and smells nice as it burns. :D

It makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By Bevan
Emags have been superceded by Pmags (self-powered...

Emags have been superceded by Pmags (self-powered version of Emag). I have two Pmags (no traditional mags) and would do it again. The only potential problem would be that both fail at the same time...
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