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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,807
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,823
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, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bevan
6A,7A,9A engine mounts

Scott could you give us a summary of the available engine mounts? I had initially deleted my engine mount from the kit (long story) then ordered one later and installed it. In the end, my CG has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,505
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bevan
Ive applied twice without much response. Bevan

Ive applied twice without much response.

Bevan
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
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, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
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 01-02-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 302,484
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,993
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 11-11-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
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, 01:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,315
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, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
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 09-17-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
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 09-17-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
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, 01:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
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, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
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, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bevan
CS prop is more fun! Bevan

CS prop is more fun!

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Bevan
Try these...

Try these guys...

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

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
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, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
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 06-21-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,841
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, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
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, 01:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 70,545
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 06-02-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By Bevan
Congrats! Bevan.

Congrats!

Bevan.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
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, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,225
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, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,225
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,167
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
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, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
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, 03:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Bevan
I believe this has been discussed in the forums,...

I believe this has been discussed in the forums, so might by worth a search. In my case, I didnít know what engine I would eventually buy so i put a return to both tanks and a duplex Andair fuel...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By Bevan
A few things Iíve learned about preventing vapour...

A few things Iíve learned about preventing vapour lock. Itís caused by one or a combination of factors. This is nothing new for most of you but judging by some of the comments above, and for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,218
Posted By Bevan
[/QUOTE] Is the existing tie-down the main load...

[/QUOTE]

Is the existing tie-down the main load bearing attach point? May I assume theres a secondary attachpoint further aft for side-side stability but much load bearing? If so, how far...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bevan
Why? If it curves aft, you will likely run out...

Why? If it curves aft, you will likely run out of room before running out of ďtravelĒ. The RV14 likely has different cockpit layout requiring the bend.

Bevan
Forum: Canada 01-05-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By Bevan
CARs 549 and the exemption

In Canada, CARs Chapter 549 describes the rules for the Amateur-built category. Itís been a while and Iím tying to refresh my memory of 549 and the 549 exemption. Perhaps a thread dedicated to this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Bevan
Iíd be interested in a pair of shrouds. Bevan

Iíd be interested in a pair of shrouds.

Bevan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,132
Posted By Bevan
Look again for evidence of a fuel leak at all the...

Look again for evidence of a fuel leak at all the fittings upstream of the mechanical fuel pump INCLUDING the duplex valve. Youíre looking for blue stain assuming your using 100LL. A possible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,620
Posted By Bevan
iPad Mini mounted on a RAM mount to the fuselage...

iPad Mini mounted on a RAM mount to the fuselage side above my left thigh in an RV7A. I wouldnít have it any other way. Love it.

Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bevan
More info needed. Do you fly IFR? Is the...

More info needed.

Do you fly IFR?
Is the aircraft electrically dependant?
Do you have just a single alternator, or also backup alternator?
Do you have a separate essential bus?

The battery has...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By Bevan
When someone compliments me on the ďpaint jobĒ...

When someone compliments me on the ďpaint jobĒ and I tell them itís not paint, I get this face... 😍

Bevan
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By Bevan
I used 3m 1080 directly onto freshly cleaned...

I used 3m 1080 directly onto freshly cleaned alclad aluminum. Interior skins were primed and a couple areas on the exterior where the alclad had a scratch.

The factory vinyl was left on as long as...
Forum: Propellers 11-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bevan
I have only flown my RV7A with a 7497 prop. ...

I have only flown my RV7A with a 7497 prop. Likely for a number of reasons, my 7 doesn’t quite get to Vans cruise numbers. The prop may be the major contributor to this. It will be interesting to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-06-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,526
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: 105
Views: 19,059
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: 3,402
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: 1,878
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: 2,469
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: 3,685
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: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
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: 1,558
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: 1,183
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: 2,713
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: 540
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: 24
Views: 4,865
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: 4,157
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: 1,232
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
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