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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By lorne green
We Canadians are obligated to install gascolators...

We Canadians are obligated to install gascolators in our home builds. Gascolator(s) mounted firewall forward increases the the possibility of fuel line vapour lock (so I've read).
My install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By lorne green
A spacer the thickness between the two skins + is...

A spacer the thickness between the two skins + is required, as you likely know. I used a hole saw to cut through the out board skin and match drilled
a "coin" of suitable thickness. I instaled twin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,487
Posted By lorne green
Ahh, the time vs money question. Quick builds are...

Ahh, the time vs money question. Quick builds are very well built. Do you need to be in the air in a year sooner (or sooner?)
Do you need to save big bucks.
I went QB, no regrets.
Best wishes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,655
Posted By lorne green
John, I used one cleaner, one primer and three...

John, I used one cleaner, one primer and three Sikaflex with about half a tube left over and lots of cleaner and primer remaining as well.
I also used the U bracket as well. Worked out well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By lorne green
Cut-off wheel, then sand the edges to 600 finish.

Cut-off wheel, then sand the edges to 600 finish.
Forum: Canada 09-01-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By lorne green
berringer

Perry, I have Berringer front wheel assembly for $540 CDN. Never flown.
You got to come get it!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-26-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By lorne green
Thumbs up What banner? All I see is that great looking 7

What banner? All I see is that great looking 7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,737
Posted By lorne green
Exactly! A thicker bead to carry the wider...

Exactly! A thicker bead to carry the wider expasion envelope of the 4 and 8 canopies.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,934
Posted By lorne green
Bob, I find plunging my drill bit, driven by my...

Bob, I find plunging my drill bit, driven by my Sioux air drill, in to my
solid Boelube works great as a multipurpose lube for reaming and drilling.
Liquid for everthing else

Regards
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,654
Posted By lorne green
Let me suggest you picking up the 320 with this...

Let me suggest you picking up the 320 with this great price, then reselling it.
Keep the 2,4,6 thousand you'll gain on the flip and put it toward your newer 360.
Just putting it out there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-29-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By lorne green
Hey Rich

Let's see if we can help
#1 - The Canopy frame width is the frame width, less the thickness of your plexi and side skirt skins x 2 (for both L&R sides). You will also have to reduce the canopy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-27-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,570
Posted By lorne green
Forget the Caddie, someone's sold a lot of Mary...

Forget the Caddie, someone's sold a lot of Mary Kay!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By lorne green
This is the only thing I can think of: If the...

This is the only thing I can think of: If the canopy is near by, fumes from the caulking remover causing some crazing of the canopy edges.

(I have no idea what, if any detrimental solvents are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,890
Posted By lorne green
Just my opinion: 1) yup, pretty much. 2) ya,...

Just my opinion:
1) yup, pretty much.
2) ya, cleaner holes.
3) 3M is best and yes they're expensive. You'll only use one.
4) I'm using 120, works well.

Regards
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By lorne green
Hey John. Just trim the horz portion of the roll...

Hey John.
Just trim the horz portion of the roll bar, left and right. Consider your net width regarding the outboard canopy alignment
with the outboard side skin. Using Sika Flex your frame with be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,474
Posted By lorne green
"the assembly is not going to go anywhere as it...

"the assembly is not going to go anywhere as it is being pushed down into the bracket" is generaly true if there is no further forward travel after a flip.
But if there is continuing forward momentum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By lorne green
Ron, plenty of discusion with in these forums...

Ron, plenty of discusion with in these forums whether to drill or not to drill the base of the stick and route the wires through the opening
after inserting a rubber anti-chaffe grommet. On a 7,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,474
Posted By lorne green
That part is only critical untill you really need...

That part is only critical untill you really need it. I'd shoot Vans an email with a few more pics just for peace of mind, (because I wouldn't be comfortable.) See what they say.
Regards
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,267
Posted By lorne green
Thumbs up I understand the VPx, suitably wired will wig-wag...

I understand the VPx, suitably wired will wig-wag as required. I think you're on the right track. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,595
Posted By lorne green
You can stop looking for Vans wire routing...

You can stop looking for Vans wire routing information within their standard plans, there are very few. :)
But fortunately, you are logged on to the most informative site for building and wiring...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,026
Posted By lorne green
If you're thinking of the edges, then something...

If you're thinking of the edges, then something like 320 or so would do. (think 400 is fine too) We don't want to remove material here, just enough to smooth the edges. Something a file and a 3M...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By lorne green
Chris., I had to narrow my tipper canopy bow by a...

Chris., I had to narrow my tipper canopy bow by a 1/4". I wasn't satisfied having to live with an 1/8" hanging over both sides of the fuse.
So ya, your canopy width should include the plexi...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,038
Posted By lorne green
Perry; According to this websight you've pointed...

Perry;
According to this websight you've pointed us to…..these are the official glasses of the Moller "Skycar". I'm running out to buy a pair right now.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By lorne green
Mask with a double layer of black electical tape....

Mask with a double layer of black electical tape. Scuff with 220G sandpaper.
Forum: Rocket 09-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 190,485
Posted By lorne green
I'LL BE OLD AND RETIRED! :)

I'LL BE OLD AND RETIRED! :)
Forum: Rocket 09-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 190,485
Posted By lorne green
Vern: It looks like it's doin' 200 mph just...

Vern: It looks like it's doin' 200 mph just sitting there. That's just sick!!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,692
Posted By lorne green
Doug, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing....

Doug, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Thoughts and prayers to your
Family.
Forum: Fiberglass 08-22-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,945
Posted By lorne green
I wonder if speed tape would work?

I wonder if speed tape would work?
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,846
Posted By lorne green
Jeff, this is a really good question. For new...

Jeff, this is a really good question. For new builders and lurkers reading these forums, we see lots of questions being answered about builder's tool kits and which ones are the the best value etc....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Posted By lorne green
Welcome to the world of VAF. There's a lot to...

Welcome to the world of VAF. There's a lot to consider in setting up your shop.
Of course you'll start with a compressor, big IS better. Big as in - big capacity and big voltage (220V).
But a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By lorne green
A two inch bright finishing nail works well, once...

A two inch bright finishing nail works well,
once you've snapped the copper pin.:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 59,901
Posted By lorne green
Even if you pull-riveted the floor, it would be...

Even if you pull-riveted the floor, it would be faster to drill and re-install
the floor than to cut, fab and secure your two access panels. IMHO :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,171
Posted By lorne green
+1 for wrapping your Tungsten bucking bar the...

+1 for wrapping your Tungsten bucking bar the Gorilla Tape. It helps stop burnishing surfaces while bucking.
But I do like the inner-tube idea. Too bad I'm mostly finished bucking.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,009
Posted By lorne green
I think you've answered your own question. Sika...

I think you've answered your own question. Sika prime the plexy and sculpt in 1.25 inches up the canopy,
judging by your ruler. Custom look.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By lorne green
I think you should at least decide on whether...

I think you should at least decide on whether you're going with carb or F.I. It's a fuel line plumbing issue. Then there's the firewall recess.
The engine mount ships with the finish kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,859
Posted By lorne green
This is what I fabbed for my 7a. It took three...

This is what I fabbed for my 7a. It took three hours start to finish. I used
a four inch long piece of Heavy MS grade 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" angle. I don't recall the gauge of the aluminum...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By lorne green
You can get remarkably close trimming forward and...

You can get remarkably close trimming forward and aft. Trim so that the plexi is virtually sitting on the roll bar. Then do the big cut. I will say though, after you trim and after the big cut, sand...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-14-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By lorne green
Ya, I left that in place as well. I placed the...

Ya, I left that in place as well. I placed the whole plex over that (and over the rear skin) to get the rough positioning then made the big cut.
Best,
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By lorne green
As to the 7 tipper. You would not remove the roll...

As to the 7 tipper. You would not remove the roll bar. Remove a little from the front and rear. Test fit. Remove a little more, test fit.
The more you remove the lower the canopy will fit over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By lorne green
The "Like" button is here some...

The "Like" button is here some where:)
Nice!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By lorne green
A 1/4" sika thickness between the plexi and skirt...

A 1/4" sika thickness between the plexi and skirt is too thick IMO. 1/8" is lots, again in my opinion. My skirts are bonded with sika (on a tipper) @ 1/8" and they do not move, period. The Sika...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By lorne green
Steve

Congratulations on starting your 7a. Vans instructions are quite detailed in the early goings
of our projects starting with the emp. Occasionally leaving us hanging much later in the build...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By lorne green
Dave, I think it's well worth the extra coin....

Dave, I think it's well worth the extra coin. Plus the workmanship is excellent.
Regards,
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,799
Posted By lorne green
Sam, I trimmed and repostioned these brackets...

Sam,
I trimmed and repostioned these brackets inboard to fit the Dynon screens. Planning one 10" and one 7".
Regards
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 29,600
Posted By lorne green
I have Beringer's front wheel assembly for my 7a....

I have Beringer's front wheel assembly for my 7a. They are indeed a work of art.
The wheels are fabbed from solid billets of a/c aluminum then alodined "Beringer red".
As noted in these forum...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 254,091
Posted By lorne green
Now that's funny!:p I don't have any cracks on...

Now that's funny!:p


I don't have any cracks on my HS, but I'm not flying yet either.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,313
Posted By lorne green
I don't think you'll really know until you remove...

I don't think you'll really know until you remove some of the plastic and try feathering out the scuff.
You never know. Good luck.
Regards.
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-30-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,037
Posted By lorne green
Wait till they do a low level flyby at half time...

Wait till they do a low level flyby at half time :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,431
Posted By lorne green
Starts with a rivet, Mike?:D

Starts with a rivet, Mike?:D
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,590
Posted By lorne green
flightlogic

Nick,

Thanks for your perspective on this topic. It helps with my future decisions on avionics placement.

Regards
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,270
Posted By lorne green
As per Steve and Mike, build on. I installed mine...

As per Steve and Mike, build on.
I installed mine from the inside too. I forget the hole size,
but used pro-seal to bond it.
Regards
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,458
Posted By lorne green
X 2, Just enough room. No issue.

X 2, Just enough room.
No issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By lorne green
This is the reason I too ran my brake lines aft...

This is the reason I too ran my brake lines aft of the main gear legs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,425
Posted By lorne green
With the engine running? :rolleyes: Oh, and...

With the engine running? :rolleyes:
Oh, and welcome the club.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By lorne green
SikaFlex tube

Arlie, you won't be using the product in the tip of your Sika tube if it's firm.
That's why we insert a plug. You will be able to use the Sika in the tube if it is gunable.
Good luck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By lorne green
Assuming a fresh(ish) batch of SikaFlex. Crack...

Assuming a fresh(ish) batch of SikaFlex. Crack open the tube, use what you will, then stuff a screw/nail or what ever to seal the end.
Months from now, it will be as good as new…and build on. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By lorne green
Just a reminder….don't use super glue around your...

Just a reminder….don't use super glue around your canopy. The fumes may craze the edges.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By lorne green
1 to 4 stacked washers bonded with cyanoacrylic...

1 to 4 stacked washers bonded with cyanoacrylic glue worked for me as well.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,814
Posted By lorne green
tipper skirt

Jan, I think your aluminum skirt will be more durable than a F/Glass skirt. I like your clearences. The 7 canopy skews left/right while opening/closing.
I imagine that the 6's are the same. As...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By lorne green
Talking 7a canopy

Much of the "tweaking" (and not that Miley style tweaking) that I accomplished was after I had assembled the frame.
The frame will take a beating. :D Beat it into submission.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By lorne green
That's for each visit. So you see why many of us...

That's for each visit.
So you see why many of us try to get it done in one inspection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By lorne green
Ron

I saved some coin by calling in my MD-RA inpector to inspect my entire QB
RV7a at one time. So, wings, emp and fuse were done in one visit............
one invoice.
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