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Forum: Painting your RV 11-15-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 855,620
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 49,795
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 07-23-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,675
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
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, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
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 04-25-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
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, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,928
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,765
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, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
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 01-29-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
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 12-19-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,024
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks for the info Allen

Thanks for the info
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,317
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, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,388
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,764
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, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,645
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 07-16-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,144
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, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,865
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
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 11-12-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
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, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks for the help guys. Allen

Thanks for the help guys.
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
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 09-15-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
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...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,116
Posted By fabricflyer
Extra long wrenches

I don't know if anyone but me wanted or needed a long wrench to reach the nuts holding the landing gear mounts (WD-721) to the bottom of the center section assembly (F-704). Armstrong makes two, a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks Lawrence, I'll give Vans a call

Thanks Lawrence, I'll give Vans a call
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By fabricflyer
Electric Aileron Trim Kit plans

Does anyone have a copy of the plans and parts list that come with the Van's "EA-7/9 KIT" Electric Aileron Trim Kit? I have the manual aileron trim kit "AIL-T79" and I'm thanking about changing to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By fabricflyer
Not bad. Can you show a painted and finished...

Not bad. Can you show a painted and finished picture of it?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By fabricflyer
Template that may save you some time.

Here is a template that I made to trim F794B (Empennage fairing), in order to clear the elevator control horns. I'll fax anyone a full size copy if you want it. It may save you a little time. It is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By fabricflyer
I understand how to do it grayforce, I just think...

I understand how to do it grayforce, I just think it needs more than five screws. Just wanted to know how many you guys are using.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By fabricflyer
F794B Empennage fairing attachment question

How many screws are most of you using to fasten the empennage fairing to the horz stabilizer. DWG 44 shows 5 on each side, but that doesn't come out to 3 13/16 spacing between screws like shown....
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-27-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By fabricflyer
If I'm not mistaken, there is a difference in the...

If I'm not mistaken, there is a difference in the rear top skin also.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,856
Posted By fabricflyer
Guille, Why don't you check out the RV12. Very...

Guille, Why don't you check out the RV12. Very easy, fairly simple, and complete.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,464
Posted By fabricflyer
Southern flyers and their oil coolers

Are you flying in the south and satisfied with the oil cooler that came in your firewall fwd kit? I'll be flying in southern MS with a IO360 180 hp and CS prop. The guys here are saying I need to put...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By fabricflyer
Transducer Manifold question

When using a fuel injected engine and glass panel, what would go into the third hole of the transducer manifold (VA168), and what fitting is going to be required?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks guys, made mine out of 3/8" pipe. Here is...

Thanks guys, made mine out of 3/8" pipe. Here is how it turned out. Put two layers of heat shrink, to add some insulation. The 3/8' turned out to be the width they called for and a little...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By fabricflyer
Copper Buss

Is the copper buss between the master solenoid and master solenoid included in firewall fwd kit, or am I just overlooking it?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By fabricflyer
EFll Boost pump cover

To any of you out there using the model BPM-1 EFll boost pump. Did you fabricate your own cover or did you use the one that comes with Van's Air flow pump? Can you order just the installation kit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By fabricflyer
Brandon, I'm building the 7A instead of the 7. On...

Brandon, I'm building the 7A instead of the 7. On the 7A the gusset is part of the landing gear mount socket and is installed after the skin is riveted. Just looking at the plans, I don't see why you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,569
Posted By fabricflyer
I take that back Bill, on DWG 36A, Section D-D,...

I take that back Bill, on DWG 36A, Section D-D, they show an AN fitting with an AN spacer washer on both sides of the skin.
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,569
Posted By fabricflyer
Got your point Bill. Thanks a lot. Maybe this...

Got your point Bill. Thanks a lot. Maybe this will finish this thread.
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,569
Posted By fabricflyer
Nice job Bruce, looks good. I understand you...

Nice job Bruce, looks good. I understand you using steel AN fittings, but you look at a Cessna and they have those blue fittings coming through the firewall. I was also wondering about the galvanic...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,569
Posted By fabricflyer
Mark, That doubler is for mounting the electric...

Mark,
That doubler is for mounting the electric fuel pump for carbureted engines. This doubler is for the AN 822-6D fuel line fitting for the injected engines.
All this still doesn't my question of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,569
Posted By fabricflyer
I don't known which ones are building an 8 or 7,...

I don't known which ones are building an 8 or 7, but on a 7 the doubler is on the engine side. Two of the holes in the doubler are riveted to the vertical firewall brace as seen below. Therefore the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,569
Posted By fabricflyer
Fuel line assembly through firewall

I was going to install fuel line AN fitting thru firewall, and got to looking at the plans, which I have inserted below.
They show putting the firewall doubler on motor side of firewall with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,477
Posted By fabricflyer
Firewall Penetration Hardware

What is the consensus out there? How are you routing your engine control cables through the firewall? Are you using the Vans method with the two snap bushings and Proseal, or are you using a firewall...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 128,117
Posted By fabricflyer
Rosie, If you're over southwest MS around shut...

Rosie,
If you're over southwest MS around shut down time, drop in on T-36 we got cheap 100LL, ground transportation, close motel, and no fees.

Allen

From Rosie: Thanks for the invite Allen! Looks...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By fabricflyer
THANKS ALL

THANKS ALL
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By fabricflyer
Am I missing something?

Doing inventory on my finish kit and had two nose gear inter tubes and two main gear inter tubes. Guess I'll have to call Vans in the morning and tell them their mistake.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-20-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By fabricflyer
Brake Hoses?

Are the brake hoses (VA118-1) included inf the finish Kit? Did not see them in the parts list for fuselage kit. The hoses are from the brake lines on firewall to left side master cylinders.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,693
Posted By fabricflyer
Questions on boost pumps for fuel injection.

I was curious on the comparison of the EFII boost pump and the Airfllow Performance sold by Vans. Has anyone ever dealt with both of them? I like the sturdy frame, and low restriction of the EFII,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,376
Posted By fabricflyer
Longranger, The top of my upright post are 38"...

Longranger, The top of my upright post are 38" high and it works well with the 7A even with the steps attached.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,376
Posted By fabricflyer
Don, I just have screw that I tighten, but you...

Don, I just have screw that I tighten, but you could put pins for different heights.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,376
Posted By fabricflyer
Best thing since pre punched skins

I finally broke down and built a rotisserie for my fuselage. Made a big difference on installing parts on the inside of the fuse. Also made painting the inside a lot easier. I recommend it for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,110
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks all, I have the acceptable methods,...

Thanks all, I have the acceptable methods, techniques, and practices book. Kevin, it didn't dawn on me, till you mentioned it, that the Aeroquip figures were for their hoses.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,110
Posted By fabricflyer
Thanks everyone for the help. I also found the...

Thanks everyone for the help. I also found the chart I was looking for.
Aeroquip puts it out. If you can't get the correct torque wrench, they give two alternate methods. #1 1. tighten the nut by...
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