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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-15-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By fabricflyer
Sky Tec starter core for free

I have a Sky Tec starter model 149-12PM, Lycoming part # 31A22100.
The starter is bad but the solenoid coil and case are OK. If anyone wants it, it is free for the shipping. Here is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By fabricflyer
Bill, what is the jack to the right of the phone...

Bill, what is the jack to the right of the phone jack?
Allen
Forum: Tools 01-26-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By fabricflyer
Every once in a while you get a surprise when you...

Every once in a while you get a surprise when you loan tools. I loaned my instrument hole punch to a VAF guy in RI. I got it back rather quickly in a much larger box than I had sent it in. He had...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By fabricflyer
Using screws

Does anyone have build pictures of the lower cowl installation using screws?
Allen
7A very slow build
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By fabricflyer
lighting in door

Krea,
Don't know if you can route wires to hinges on doors, but if you can, you can use an old trick we used on stereos in the seventies. We used the two hinges on the fold out speakers to transfer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,118
Posted By fabricflyer
Gil, The lenses can be bought from any company...

Gil, The lenses can be bought from any company selling runway lights.
Allen Blackwell
South Mississippi
RV7A very slow build
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,118
Posted By fabricflyer
These are some homemade fixtures using standard...

These are some homemade fixtures using standard runway lenses. They were made with large PVC fittings. The nice thing is that they will break if hit by a plane that veers off the runway. You can use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,118
Posted By fabricflyer
With the quality of the reflective surfaces and...

With the quality of the reflective surfaces and the bright LED landing lights we have now, why not put threshold lights and fill in between with reflectors. Have you ever noticed driving at night,...
Forum: Tools 09-26-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,332
Posted By fabricflyer
Try Hobby Lobby

Try Hobby Lobby
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,407
Posted By fabricflyer
Just make it simple, put a keyed ignition...

Just make it simple, put a keyed ignition switch.
Allen
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By fabricflyer
2 Pmags

Ken, I just got my IO360 engine from Vans. Got the Prop discount, Long
Term Pickling, and Free shipping. Vans took off one mag and installed Pmag with their deal. I had talked with Lycoming, they...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-03-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By fabricflyer
Ivan, I've got a true instrument punch if you...

Ivan, I've got a true instrument punch if you want to use it. It cuts 2 1/4" &
3 1/8" holes. PM me with info if you want to use it.
Allen
Very slow build 7A
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,462
Posted By fabricflyer
Just got my last years SNF Van's special. Haven't...

Just got my last years SNF Van's special. Haven't installed it yet, but they were very accommodating.....Two Pmags installed, Van put one and Lycoming did the other, they also delivered it when I...
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By fabricflyer
Hang in there Bavafa, it is a small...

Hang in there Bavafa, it is a small operation...hand makes each one.
Allen
Very slow build 7A
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By fabricflyer
Placed my order Jan 26 and got it middle of last...

Placed my order Jan 26 and got it middle of last month. He sent me an acknowledgement in two days after ordering saying he would let me know when he was about ship out. Had no problems....unit is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By fabricflyer
Odyssey Battery Question

Are any of you using the Odyssey N-A battery in place of the Odyssey FAA/PMA battery? Is there any difference other than being non-approved?
Allen
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,622
Posted By fabricflyer
Perhaps you should read Mike Bush's commentary in...

Perhaps you should read Mike Bush's commentary in Sport Aviation December 2011 issue. It was very informative.
Manufacturer-specified TBOs are almost never required by regulation. It is like...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By fabricflyer
Jered, You need to go right up the road to...

Jered, You need to go right up the road to Bogalusa, LA and see Farley Grantham the FBO at KBXA. He and his son David have a fine one that a buddy of mine built. Farley just got it painted a while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,246
Posted By fabricflyer
I've enjoyed reading all the posts. I have a...

I've enjoyed reading all the posts. I have a couple of buddies that went together and built a 10. One funded and the other built (third build). They flew it for several years and sold it and split...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,436
Posted By fabricflyer
Erich, Nice job, Did you make the fiberglass...

Erich, Nice job, Did you make the fiberglass plenums yourself?
Allen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By fabricflyer
Bill, did you end up centering the blades in the...

Bill, did you end up centering the blades in the holes?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By fabricflyer
Bill, You probably know, but they have a download...

Bill, You probably know, but they have a download on the cummings website telling how to install their spinner. It is the article that was in the March 2015 issue of Kitplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By fabricflyer
Bret, You had us there for a while. I had that...

Bret, You had us there for a while. I had that same feeling when I was on the way home in my daughter's TOTALLY electric car ....and a message came on the car's info screen, (YOU MAY WANT TO TURN OFF...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-04-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,678
Posted By fabricflyer
Look in Kitplanes mag January 2018 page 36. Allen

Look in Kitplanes mag January 2018 page 36.
Allen
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,522
Posted By fabricflyer
Bob didn't mean to interfere with the landing...

Bob didn't mean to interfere with the landing light discussion...going to continue this in the General Discussion Thread section.

Allen
RV-7A slow build
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,242
Posted By fabricflyer
Lighting reqirements for E/A-B

This thread started out on the Landing Light thread in the RV-14 Forum. I stated:
"I see everyone using different makes and types of nav and landing lights for our RVs, but according to 91.205 to be...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,522
Posted By fabricflyer
Lighting options

I see everyone using different makes and types of nav and landing lights for our RVs, but according to 91.205 to be legal for night or IFR flights don't we have to use TSO'd lights?
Allen
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,872
Posted By fabricflyer
quote..."Canít go wrong with the standard Vans /...

quote..."Canít go wrong with the standard Vans / Lycoming offering of a YIO360M1B and smooth bottom cowling. Or any variation of the same."

I agree and add their Hartzell C/S prop special ($1000 off...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,499
Posted By fabricflyer
glen-l.com also has several weights and types of...

glen-l.com also has several weights and types of fiberglass cloth.
Allen
Very Slow build 7A
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,446
Posted By fabricflyer
All the Dynon hardware (ADAHRS, servos, engine...

All the Dynon hardware (ADAHRS, servos, engine monitoring module, etc.) will work with the Advanced Displays, BUT an Advanced Display won't work with a Dynon Display. I wanted to use an AF-5600 (I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By fabricflyer
ELT Antenna mounting

Where are most of you mounting your ELT whip antenna on the 7? I see quite a few in the baggage compartment. That looks as if it would be more shielded from transmitting if you flipped over. Saw one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By fabricflyer
Steve, Got a 7, not an 8, I would assume they...

Steve, Got a 7, not an 8, I would assume they were the same, 1", but you know what they say about assuming. A buddy of mine had an 8, and it looked the same to me. Hope this helps.
Allen
Very Slow...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-15-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,106
Posted By fabricflyer
Michael, where did you find the 3M carbon fiber...

Michael, where did you find the 3M carbon fiber wrap?
Allen Blackwell
Very slow build RV7A
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 963,753
Posted By fabricflyer
Bret, Nice panel. Do you suppose you could take a...

Bret, Nice panel. Do you suppose you could take a head on picture of your panel (from the pilots prospective)?
Allen
Forum: Safety 09-07-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 68,046
Posted By fabricflyer
Hurricane hanger space

Got Hanger space in MS if you want to get farther away. T36....100 miles due north of New Orleans. PM me if needed.
Allen Blackwell
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,172
Posted By fabricflyer
Building a 7, going to use 10" with a 7" in...

Building a 7, going to use 10" with a 7" in middle. Putting a glove box on right in such a way I can remove it, cut a bigger hole, and mount another 10" if ever needed. Will use the 7" mainly for map...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks Chuck, I had the old install guide and the...

Thanks Chuck, I had the old install guide and the dimensions were on page 2.2 not 2.6. However that opens up a new can of worms, those dimensions still don't jive with the footprint on page 9.2 which...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By fabricflyer
Need thickness of Dynon backup battery

Can anyone give me the thickness of the Dynon SV-BAT-320 backup battery? I've got the footprint dimensions but haven't bought the actual battery yet and would like to make sure it will have plenty of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,483
Posted By fabricflyer
Braided SS brake lines

What are Yall recommending for braided SS brake lines? Both interior petal lines and lines going down gear legs. Do you have to have them custom made or are there lines already made up that you can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By fabricflyer
Pitot Mount

Thanks Jesse & Pbr47906. Pbr47906 I sent you my email address so you can send your pictures to me.
Thanks Again,
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By fabricflyer
Pitot tube bracket question

I'm changing from a Vans pitot tube to a Dynon AOA/Pitot tube. Any thoughts on which mount would work better or be less work, the Gretz Aero mount or the Dynon mount for Vans aircraft?
Allen
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,050
Posted By fabricflyer
Several years ago, a couple friends of mine went...

Several years ago, a couple friends of mine went to look at a Chief one of them was wanting to buy. The plane was in a hanger full of planes with it's doors locked. While waiting for the owner to...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-28-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,626
Posted By fabricflyer
Smithsonian strippers

I stopped by the Smithsonian Paul E Garber facility years ago when they use to restore their planes there. I was fixing to strip my Stinson at the time and just so happen, they were stripping a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By fabricflyer
David, the end of the wrench is not straight so...

David, the end of the wrench is not straight so you can flip the wrench easier than a conventional combination wrench. It will also not slip like a conventional open end. Need to watch the videos.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-28-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By fabricflyer
Joker Fastener-Holding Ratcheting comb wrench

Has anyone used the Joker wrench by Wera. It is a fastener-holding ratcheting combination wrench. The video looks interesting.
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/22-26052

Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,568
Posted By fabricflyer
Landing & Taxi lights for all models

For what it's worth, I know a few builders use the Grote 63821 LED lights. Grote now has two models that are mounting friendly, give off more light, work on 12 or 24 volts, have two styles (taxi &...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,985
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks for the info Allen

Thanks for the info
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,985
Posted By fabricflyer
Van's ELT/Whelen mount question

I see Van's has a mount kit for an ELT or Whelen power supply. Where exactly are they placing this mount? Does anyone have a set of instructions for this mount?
Allen
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-27-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,414
Posted By fabricflyer
Enjoyed you trip pictures. Would like to know...

Enjoyed you trip pictures. Would like to know where you got your Axius sunscreens.

Allen
Very slow build RV7A build
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,847
Posted By fabricflyer
Inside firewall insulation

What are you guys using out there (if anything) for inside firewall insulation? Has anyone used, or familiar with, Koolmat heat barrier?

Thanks Allen
Forum: Safety 03-16-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,186
Posted By fabricflyer
It's not just a saw that do the deed. My dad took...

It's not just a saw that do the deed. My dad took off two of his fingers with a drill. A piece of wire got wrapped up in the bit and pinched of the two fingers.
Be careful out there.

Allen...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By fabricflyer
Compact Battery Jumper

Don't know if any of you have seen or used this, but it works great. Jumped off a diesel backhoe & dump truck without recharging. The backhoe did not even have a battery in it. Even has a USB output...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,428
Posted By fabricflyer
That is good Turbo. That way you avoid the...

That is good Turbo. That way you avoid the cleanup of the BOB system. I had a BOB years ago, but it was a dust and dirt magnet.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,924
Posted By fabricflyer
Need info on Servo/spring bias aileron trim

Has anyone bought the EA-7/9-kit (Servo and spring bias assembly) for aileron trim? I need to know what is in the kit (Servo Type & model) and plans for installing it. I have the manual spring trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,781
Posted By fabricflyer
I agree with you airguy, this is the single most...

I agree with you airguy, this is the single most frustrating part of the entire build. My slider frame bow does not match up with the bow in the roll bar. After taking some measurements, I found the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,368
Posted By fabricflyer
Hi Vlad, Don't know if you remember me or not....

Hi Vlad,
Don't know if you remember me or not. I'm the one that gave you a ride in the Squirt at the Gathering. I thought you wanted to come down to the Big Easy. When you get ready, send me a PM....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By fabricflyer
Slider roller track question.

How many of you end up with the 40 13/16" measurement between the tracks after getting the 1/16" inset of frame side bows from the fuselage sides? I get the 40 13/16" measurement when I place the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By fabricflyer
Holding rear spacers on roll bar.

While installing the roll bar on a slider, I figured out how to hold the rear spacers (C-668) while making a center point for finish drilling the spacers. It is a real pain to get behind the overhang...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By fabricflyer
Rear slider track on slider?

Are people painting the rear slider track (C-763 & C-0762) on a slider setup? Looks like the paint would wear off quickly and also interfere with the slide-ability of the slider block. Just my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks for the help guys. Allen

Thanks for the help guys.
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By fabricflyer
Fuel Flow Transducer mounting question

Where are you mounting your fuel flow transducer in 7s out there? Got any pictures of the mounting setup? I've got Vans firewall fwd kit and figured it would work better behind the firewall....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By fabricflyer
Bucking bars

Tungsten! We don't need no Stinkin' Tungsten Bucking Bar! Yea, I love my tungsten bucking bar, but sometimes you have to make a custom one to reach certain spots. This one is especially effective...
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