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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,698
Posted By Bevan
A trip to Alaska is but one (albeit a great one)...

A trip to Alaska is but one (albeit a great one) use of an airplane. While the differences are minimal, your decision may be better based on what else you plan to do with the plane.

For me, my...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bevan
This is not...

This is not vinyl?

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http://i68.tinypic.com/24nilnb.png

http://i63.tinypic.com/1222o9u.png

Bevan
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bevan
My point was if the airlines are using it in the...

My point was if the airlines are using it in the jets, how are they inspecting below the vinyl? And you don’t see it peeling off at their speeds.

Putting vinyl over paint is theoretically better...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bevan
There’s probably not a wrapped AB airplane with...

There’s probably not a wrapped AB airplane with enough time to develop corrosion but here’s my thoughts in random order.

The airlines put vinyl on their jets do they not?

I have one flush screw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 68,711
Posted By Bevan
All this fantastic manufacturing technology is...

All this fantastic manufacturing technology is great, but has anyone calculated anticipated drag reduction and therefore increased speed?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,860
Posted By Bevan
No visible lines other than one on the bottom of...

No visible lines other than one on the bottom of each wing and the lines of colour transitions.

Bevan.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,800
Posted By Bevan
I bought one on Ebay for under $100 when building...

I bought one on Ebay for under $100 when building the RV. Also bought a new $30 crimper from B & C. The cheaper one was easier to use and made great crimps (except the for strain relief part but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,155
Posted By Bevan
Fuel injection: No need for carb heat cause no...

Fuel injection:

No need for carb heat cause no chance of carb ice,
Simpler to operate if you consider the effort to get it set up to cruise LOP. Some carbs will never run smooth LOP so you save all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,295
Posted By Bevan
Excellent workmanship, and result write-up. ...

Excellent workmanship, and result write-up. Thanks for documenting it for should it be needed in the future.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,860
Posted By Bevan
I did, to save weight, cost and time. Corrosion...

I did, to save weight, cost and time. Corrosion is the only unknown. Time will tell. So far so good. Iím satisfied.

Bevan

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bevan
I guess itís a good thing that we donít have...

I guess itís a good thing that we donít have brake lights on our all-electric airplanes!

Bevan.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,332
Posted By Bevan
Exactly so how did it go from knots to MPH? Bevan

Exactly so how did it go from knots to MPH?

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,332
Posted By Bevan
Not true. It's all about standards. If it wasn't...

Not true. It's all about standards. If it wasn't for standards when you fly into Canada, you would have to think and have your instrumentation converted to metric. Fortunately Canada uses the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,332
Posted By Bevan
That was then, new aircraft and associated...

That was then, new aircraft and associated marketing should be knots. It's got to start at Van's though. If they decide their target audience can't understand knots, I'm not sure what to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-06-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Bevan
Not sure of the differences but I have a 4201...

Not sure of the differences but I have a 4201 that I could sell. If I recall it is a 760 channel radio, with flip/flop, memory in 2.25 configuration.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,838
Posted By Bevan
I completely agree and with your prior post too. ...

I completely agree and with your prior post too. We typically don't have a transfer pump in our RVs so fuel management has to be done with advance planning. Not a biggee but takes some planning.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,838
Posted By Bevan
Not sure if this scenario has been mentioned but...

Not sure if this scenario has been mentioned but when beginning a descent after a cross country flight one day, the remaining fuel in the lower level tank (tank not in use) was around 5 gal or so. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,375
Posted By Bevan
Anyone using XD3 15w40?

Reviving this thread.

Have any others adopted this oil for use in their Lycoming?

If yes,
please state the Lycoming model number.
please state which fuels you use, auto, 100LL other.
please state...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,236
Posted By Bevan
The answer will be at the end of the tube. I'm...

The answer will be at the end of the tube. I'm thinking manifold pressure.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bevan
Why can't the Maintenance log be combined with...

Why can't the Maintenance log be combined with the Journey log? Where does it say (in the CARs) that it must be a separate document?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,838
Posted By Bevan
Thanks for sharing. Carb or FI? Bevan

Thanks for sharing. Carb or FI?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Bevan
I have a piece of 5/8 plywood cut to approximate...

I have a piece of 5/8 plywood cut to approximate the floor of the baggage area. This goes down first to protect the baggage floor from point loads like feet and knees. Then a piece of 2x10 lays on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-27-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,040
Posted By Bevan
Without EICAD, retarding the timing by 1.4...

Without EICAD, retarding the timing by 1.4 degrees would be approximately 1/2 tooth on the ring gear? Ring gear is 149 teeth. Is this an acceptable method?

Bevan
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,239
Posted By Bevan
I like the purge valve and always use it for shut...

I like the purge valve and always use it for shut down. Be sure to use steel fittings especially the fitting between the purge valve and the divider.

It would be nice if it came with a place to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bevan
You could use some of...

You could use some of these...

http://www.bandc.aero/fuseholder6-slot.aspx

Available in sizes 6-20 slots. Cheap, light weight, compact. Mount them behind the panel for things you donít need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bevan
I’m in the “main alt, small backup alt, single...

I’m in the “main alt, small backup alt, single battery” camp. The thing with batteries is that you never know how much is in the reservoir at any one time. 50% full? 80%? This is unacceptable to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By Bevan
I used a 1 1/2 inch putty knife and a safety...

I used a 1 1/2 inch putty knife and a safety razor. Once the cover is off, be sure to clean all the remaining cork and proseal off all surfaces and vacuum out all debris. Re-install cover with just...
Forum: Canada 11-23-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bevan
Iíve not flown in a 12 but like Doug says, I too...

Iíve not flown in a 12 but like Doug says, I too donít understand the attraction except to comply with the rules of a new category. An Rv9A can probably be bought for less than what it costs to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,546
Posted By Bevan
I had about 180hrs (no tail wheel time) prior to...

I had about 180hrs (no tail wheel time) prior to flying my RV7A. I did 6 hrs transition training. I feel the speed differences (landing and cruise) negligible. Landing approach is 67-72 Kts....
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-22-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,903
Posted By Bevan
Scott, what would you say the typical weight is...

Scott, what would you say the typical weight is for an RV7A with 4 cyl Lyc and metal prop?

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,559
Posted By Bevan
That's ATC's call. Only they know the big...

That's ATC's call. Only they know the big picture. They could have asked you to slow down for sequencing. There may have been something else going on that you're not aware of.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-21-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bevan
I seem to recall a Van's approved fix for when...

I seem to recall a Van's approved fix for when the longeron holes are too close to the edge. I cannot find it now but it involved replacing the small spacer under the two bolts with one which was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,988
Posted By Bevan
Shimmy is caused by a combination of things being...

Shimmy is caused by a combination of things being present at the same time. Excitation force repeating at the same frequency as the resonant frequency of the overall structure (spring gear with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bevan
Hi Larry, Look at drawing 27A. Lower right...

Hi Larry,

Look at drawing 27A. Lower right corner of the page you will find view C-C, " F-781 attach detail". It shows dimensions from the centre line.

Bevan.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,760
Posted By Bevan
His method of calculation was how many gallons he...

His method of calculation was how many gallons he used, then subtracting for overspray and vaporization/curing. Not very scientific but he was arguing that paint doesn't weigh more than vinyl. Go...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,760
Posted By Bevan
I weighed a square foot of vinyl (3m-1080) and...

I weighed a square foot of vinyl (3m-1080) and multiplied that by my calculated surface area of the entire airframe. The calculated result was 17lb. I rounded that up to 20 to account for some...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,636
Posted By Bevan
For the Canadians monitoring this thread: In...

For the Canadians monitoring this thread: In Canada, 123.45 Mhz is an air to air frequency for use in Canadian Northern Domestic airspace and the North Atlantic.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,729
Posted By Bevan
Scott, Any idea how many tail kits have been...

Scott,

Any idea how many tail kits have been sold to date?

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,072
Posted By Bevan
Flying Music

I don't listen to music when flying, but if I did, the following would be on the play list:
Fly Away, Lenny Kravitz
Still I Fly, Spencer Lee
A Sentimental Journey, Doris Day (long cross country...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,730
Posted By Bevan
I'm thinking vapour lock. Where in the system is...

I'm thinking vapour lock. Where in the system is your fuel flow transducer?

Bevan.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,470
Posted By Bevan
How would you shut down a stuck starter solenoid?...

How would you shut down a stuck starter solenoid? :eek:

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By Bevan
Obviously Vans is a private, for-profit business...

Obviously Vans is a private, for-profit business and it's success depends on many factors. It would be nice if Vans supported their kits for ever as it takes significant time just to get to the...
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,488
Posted By Bevan
Thanks Rob. It's nice to have it summarized in...

Thanks Rob. It's nice to have it summarized in one place.

Bevan.
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,488
Posted By Bevan
I don't recall any discussion about an exemption...

I don't recall any discussion about an exemption at the time I had the final inspection. I'm sure I would remember if it had come up. May I assume that if the exemption was in place at the time of...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,488
Posted By Bevan
Rob, I have read through this thread and 549...

Rob,

I have read through this thread and 549 online a few times (549.01 is missing online). This topic is hurting my brain as I try to understand it. I think you have a good handle of this issue. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Bevan
Here we go...:rolleyes: Bevan

Here we go...:rolleyes:

Bevan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Bevan
Love my GRT. Touch screen wasn't available at the...

Love my GRT. Touch screen wasn't available at the time. I use an IPad in cockpit for maps and airport info. That's enough touch screen for me! Too hard to use in turbulence.

Fingerprints would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Bevan
Throttle quadrant instead of pull/pull controls: ...

Throttle quadrant instead of pull/pull controls: Takes up less room and I just like levers better.

Hinged rear baggage upper bulkhead opens up to an enclosed storage space and also mounted my ELT...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,063
Posted By Bevan
By looking at the dimpled holes with a magnifying...

By looking at the dimpled holes with a magnifying glass, perhaps you could tell if they were drilled or just punched only.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By Bevan
Shorai 18Ah mounted on the engine side of the...

Shorai 18Ah mounted on the engine side of the firewall with crowbar over voltage protection. Has worked flawless for 2+ years and 150+ hrs.

One day the engine wouldn't start (cause it wasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Bevan
Fuel caps may be off and upside down when the...

Fuel caps may be off and upside down when the fuel nozzle arrives at the plane. Thereby scuttling the last chance for the fuel guy's brain to make the connection about the wrong fuel. Also, fuel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,079
Posted By Bevan
"Do something everyday". Bevan

"Do something everyday".

Bevan
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 47,424
Posted By Bevan
I had shimmy above 35PSI. 25-30 seems to work...

I had shimmy above 35PSI. 25-30 seems to work good for me. At 20 PSI they started to look flat.

Bevan
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-27-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 108,996
Posted By Bevan
Really? It's Scott's story and I for one...

Really? It's Scott's story and I for one appreciate all the detail, pictures and time he took to write about his big adventure for others to enjoy and even to learn from. According to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bevan
Great advice but sometimes 100 miles can take a...

Great advice but sometimes 100 miles can take a long time by car if the highways don't line up or like in my neck of the woods, a gov't ferry is part of the land based travel scheme. 50 miles here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bevan
My opinion is a 2-seat RV would be more practical...

My opinion is a 2-seat RV would be more practical for your purposes. As previously stated, an RV6 would be a good value and many to choose from.

I know a couple pilots who commute and they keep a...
Forum: Safety 10-21-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,498
Posted By Bevan
I was thinking the same thing! Bevan

I was thinking the same thing!

Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bevan
This doesn't make sense. If its the blue dye in...

This doesn't make sense. If its the blue dye in 100LL that's causing the sealant to soften, then the sealant in NOT impervious to 100LL. I would think there is lots of blue staining inside the tank...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Bevan
I like Locktite 567 with PTFE in a tube. Amazon...

I like Locktite 567 with PTFE in a tube. Amazon has it.

Bevan.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Bevan
Gear shimmy was non-existent for the first...

Gear shimmy was non-existent for the first hundred hours or so and then I started to get a shake around 20-25kts taxi speed. Balancing and changing tires did not make a difference. It turns out my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bevan
I mounted a Nova Strobe power supply behind the...

I mounted a Nova Strobe power supply behind the baggage bulkhead on a bracket I fabricated. I wanted to keep it away from audio wiring for electrical noise suppression. Not sure if it was going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Bevan
I'm in the older group but "self-identify" in a...

I'm in the older group but "self-identify" in a younger group. How do I answer the poll? :D

Bevan
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