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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By RV7 To Go
Gascolator

In Canada we are required to have a gascolator. I also used the Steves on my 7 in the Vans location. Easy to open and clean with the quarter turn lock.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tipper mod

Not sure if this pic thing is going to work...

It seems all tipper builders go through the same grief trying to get a nice even gap with the forward and canopy skins level with each other. I had it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tires and Tubes

My experience is that not all tubes or tires are created equal. The Michelin Airstop or the Aero Classic Leakguard hold air much longer between refills...even when using nitrogen. The regular tubes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,185
Posted By RV7 To Go
Oil consumption is ok. Compressions are ok. Any...

Oil consumption is ok. Compressions are ok. Any metal in the filter?

Like the other poster's mechanic suggested, I would continue to run it and monitor. FWIW.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By RV7 To Go
Rotec 48/4-5 and MS 10-3878

Needing a carb for my newly overhauled Lycoming O-360 A1A 180 hp engine for my work in progress 7, I purchased a Rotec TBI. The decision was based on the advertised more power, smoother running,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By RV7 To Go
That would be for doing the fuel flow check to...

That would be for doing the fuel flow check to ensure adequate supply to the carb and no restrictions.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By RV7 To Go
Red cube cal

Fill the tanks then go fly. Fill up when you return and compare the actual amount with the Dynon. Do this for a few flights. If they are the same you are done. If not, from the manual:

"Over time,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By RV7 To Go
Yours appears to be an A model. Mine is not so I...

Yours appears to be an A model. Mine is not so I am not sure if it is the same.

I ran mine down through the centre tunnel, under the fuel valve, along the front of the main spar adjacent to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By RV7 To Go
TW time

I was building a 7 with no TW time...about 400 hrs in 150/172's. Figured I better learn TW for when the 7 was finished.

Couldn't find any transition training here in the Great White North so I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,086
Posted By RV7 To Go
Struts

I installed them on my 7 about 40hrs ago. Big improvement over the originals!

Al
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-21-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tosten

I have the same Tosten grips as Bruce. The grip can be rotated to the desired position until the cap screw is tightened and the lock nut secured. Once secured the grip will not rotate.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By RV7 To Go
Truck

I rented a 26' truck from Penske with an extended lift gate to bring my 7 to the painter and then the airport. The extended lift gate was long enough to allow the fuse to be rolled on to the lift...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,478
Posted By RV7 To Go
Similar experience here. The last repair cost me...

Similar experience here. The last repair cost me $100 to fix my Zulu originals...cheaper than a new set I figured. These have been repaired 3 times since new. All under warranty except the last...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By RV7 To Go
I had a similar situation with my engine. I...

I had a similar situation with my engine. I contacted the cooler manufacturer and was told that there was no real way to ensure complete removal of the metal particles from the cooler due to the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used the 500x5 Leakguard tubes on my 4 for 3...

I used the 500x5 Leakguard tubes on my 4 for 3 yrs and 450 hrs. Used to have to rotate the tires on the drum every 25 hrs to even out the wear. The tubes survived the constant rotations with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By RV7 To Go
I also bought a set of them for my 7. My issue...

I also bought a set of them for my 7. My issue was not getting the canopy closed but having the corners of the canopy hit the rollbar when the canopy was left partially open in warm weather with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,646
Posted By RV7 To Go
Also, plan your firewall penetrations for wiring,...

Also, plan your firewall penetrations for wiring, alt air and install the cabin heat box.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By RV7 To Go
I believe AOPA, COPA, FAA, and TC are trying to...

I believe AOPA, COPA, FAA, and TC are trying to work out an arrangement that would allow US Sport pilots and basic med PPL holders to fly in Canada and Canadian Rec pilots to fly in the US. At the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,536
Posted By RV7 To Go
Muff

I made my own heat muff's similar to that one, 6" long and 1/2" clearance to the pipe. One was for a 4 with an O-320 and one for a 7 with an O-360. Both work great. I get a 50 rpm drop when heat is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By RV7 To Go
Cowl

Can't speak to the latest cowls but I had about 2" to cut off the back of my cowls (2008 kit) with the standard extension. I would suggest no less than 3/8" clearance from the back of the spinner to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By RV7 To Go
Might be a good idea to stagger the mag rebuilds...

Might be a good idea to stagger the mag rebuilds by 50 or 100 hrs if you can. We had someone on our field that did them both at the same time in the same shop. He went flying, about a 2 hour flight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 44,168
Posted By RV7 To Go
Valve Sticky

I think this is a great reference thread on something that seems to come up regularly. Any chance of the moderator making it a Sticky in this category or maybe in the Traditional Engines section?
Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By RV7 To Go
Thanks Carl. PM sent. Al

Thanks Carl. PM sent.
Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By RV7 To Go
Air filter

How are you guys getting hundreds or hours out of one of these air filters? I have 100 hrs on my stock O360 with stock Vans FAB using the K&N E3450 air filter. It came with the firewall forward kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,285
Posted By RV7 To Go
Vernatherm

Rick, I installed an EZ Cool Flap due to the high CHT's on my newly rebuilt engine in my 7. It did bring CHT's down about 10 degrees on climb. I am no expert but I think the louvers and flaps are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By RV7 To Go
Rudder trim

One of the guys on our field with a 6A installed a single non adjustable lever and spring to correct his rudder trim issue so he didn't have to add an external tab. Worked great for him so I thought...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By RV7 To Go
Plugs

I had an O320 160 hp powered 4 for 4 years and 450 hrs. The oil consumption was 1 qt every 12-15 hrs. After about 15 hrs it would start to run rough during the runup. Usually the #4 bottom plug but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,657
Posted By RV7 To Go
Memory Foam

I can't speak to the difference between foams but I can say that my Flightline memory foam seats are very comfortable. The longest legs I have flown are 4 hrs but was comfortable to the end. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By RV7 To Go
Static

There is lots of info on the site regarding static port issues with non Vans rivet style ports.

I purchased a 7 which had been started and came with nice looking machined ports from ACS, which I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By RV7 To Go
Rotec

I don't have experience with the smaller units but I have a 48-4/5 MK1 on my O-360 powered 7. My only issue is that it runs a little lean at WO throttle. I have just received a new spray bar which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,259
Posted By RV7 To Go
Most guys on our field (myself included) just use...

Most guys on our field (myself included) just use a pump style oil can. Many pumps have a plastic hose with a brass nozzle which can be cut off and the hose then fits the bleeder. Just watch and feel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,315
Posted By RV7 To Go
Filter

I use the Tempest filters and have had no issues. Purchase them in a 6 pack to decrease the cost a bit.

On my 4 I installed a Casper Labs 90 degree adapter to make it easier to change. I still had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,008
Posted By RV7 To Go
Based on your later posts you seem to have much...

Based on your later posts you seem to have much concern over ditching. If your mission is still a lot of necessary flying over water or rough terrain I would keep the Mooney. Much better possibility...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By RV7 To Go
When I installed my Prestolite the pinion was out...

When I installed my Prestolite the pinion was out and would not retract after testing. I was told it required start RPM on the flywheel to retract the bendix. It worked fine on the first start and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By RV7 To Go
Lock

I installed the Vans latch. It has worked great for the 100 hrs I have flown on my new bird. I installed a lock (which was included with my ignition switch and uses the same key). It is a lever style...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By RV7 To Go
Well, since I am worth more dead than alive, my...

Well, since I am worth more dead than alive, my wife won't need the money when I go. She doesn't want to go through the hassle of selling my 7 so I told her to donate it to a worthy cause like EAA,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,533
Posted By RV7 To Go
I agree with Paul. Building an aircraft requires...

I agree with Paul.

Building an aircraft requires commitment. You must set a goal and constantly keep working towards it. I believe many people have the dream but do not have the commitment, hence...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,584
Posted By RV7 To Go
My 60A PP alternator failed after 2 hrs (runaway...

My 60A PP alternator failed after 2 hrs (runaway tripping the field breaker). I took it to a local alternator repair shop. For $100 they replaced the blown rectifier and regulator. It is still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,811
Posted By RV7 To Go
Static port

Just a comment on the static port itself, since the location is resolved.

I initially used the ACS "STATIC PORT ALUMINUM 15160" due to it's nicer connection to the line and my own stupidity. Big...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,360
Posted By RV7 To Go
Here in the Toronto area the inspectors are...

Here in the Toronto area the inspectors are volunteers. They only get paid mileage for the inspection. Not sure why the costs are so high.

The info on the data plate has to match what was written on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By RV7 To Go
My mistake for not differentiating between the...

My mistake for not differentiating between the fuel pump cam gear and my camshaft issue.

My engine had a filter. The first oil change was done at 10 hrs with only a trace of metal after the rebuild,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By RV7 To Go
Odyssey

In the Ongoing Maintenance section there is a stickey on Odyssey maintenance...everything you need to know.

Al
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By RV7 To Go
Rebuild

+1 I am not aware that this has been an issue with Lycomings. I don't know why it happened but based on your pic the only solution is to pull the engine and split the case to replace the cam, check...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,360
Posted By RV7 To Go
There seems to be much inconsistency in the...

There seems to be much inconsistency in the system in Canada.

I also completed my 7 last year and dealt with the Toronto office. I was told the aircraft was to be complete with registration marks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tipper

I installed my canopy with Sikaflex and no fibreglass targa strip. The black primer used for the Sika hides the roll bar and canopy frame (there are a number of well documented build sites showing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By RV7 To Go
Noise

I had a similar problem with my LED landing lights. When I used the wigwag or switched them on I would have the symptoms you describe on 2 different frequencies. Our electronics guru made me some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By RV7 To Go
Incidence

As memory serves, which it doesn't always, I think the manual, or possibly on a drawing, it states the incidence should be +.5 degrees. I believe the manual also states that the most important thing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By RV7 To Go
Drier

I have been doing this for about 10 years after seeing the idea in an EAA magazine.

I use an old dipstick with the rod punched out and put the dry air in through the dipstick tube. Mine is just one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,009
Posted By RV7 To Go
Static port

There were static ports on my partially completed 7 kit when I purchased it. They are sold by ACS protruding about 1/16" and are 1/4" dia. Well made with a flange riveted inside the fuse with 4 flush...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By RV7 To Go
RV4

When I purchased my 4 I had 20 min stick time in a 6 from a few years earlier and the 20 min flight from the back seat of the plane I was buying. My limited TW time consisted of 20 hrs on a PA18-150...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,612
Posted By RV7 To Go
Summit filters

+1.

I also have a 10 micron filter after the gascolator to keep really fine stuff out of the Rotec TBI. So far after 90 hrs and 2 inspection haven't found anything in it and always have steady fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 609,571
Posted By RV7 To Go
Looking forward to seeing you as well. No...

Looking forward to seeing you as well.

No military background...just liked the look of that Hornet.

We have a group of guys that usually fly out Wednesdays for lunch somewhere and Saturdays for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 609,571
Posted By RV7 To Go
Thanks! Patterned it somewhat after the 2016...

Thanks! Patterned it somewhat after the 2016 Canadian demonstrator Hornet. The black and yellow is paint. The red is vinyl as are the roundels, flap checkerboard and marks.

I fly out of CNC3...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 609,571
Posted By RV7 To Go
Canadian 7

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Flying as of July 21,2017 after 6.5 yrs building.
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Forum: Safety 01-26-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By RV7 To Go
Gascolator

Not sure why you think Canadian AC have multiple gascolators.....I have one in the Vans location on the firewall with the quick drain slightly protruding from the cowl.

Canada has a requirement for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By RV7 To Go
Panels

Since the standard 6-pack, EFIS panels seem to have evolved more into personal preference. Check out the panel stickey on the RV7/7A page. Start from the back (newest equipment) and work your way...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By RV7 To Go
Stop drill

I would use the 1/8" plexiglass bit and then use Weldon 3 plexiglass adhesive on the crack. It has the consistency of water and will wick into the crack fusing the plexiglass together as it dries....
Forum: Safety 01-23-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,856
Posted By RV7 To Go
Just read this resurrected thread...very...

Just read this resurrected thread...very interesting.

In Canada there are only 2 approved ways of joining the cct VFR at an uncontrolled field. The preferred approach is from the upwind side,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By RV7 To Go
Gascolator

Scott+1
In Canada it is a requirement to install a gascolator. I had an older Cessna style on the fw on my 4. A 1" hole in bottom cowl made sumping a non-issue. On my 7 I installed a Steves...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,450
Posted By RV7 To Go
Build it

Early in life I had a dream to build a car...took a few years but I built a Model T hotrod. Loved planes but no money for that. Later in life...mid 50's...after learning to fly...I wanted to build my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-04-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 35,606
Posted By RV7 To Go
Plane Power 60A Failure

My Plane Power 60A internally regulated alternator failed at 2 hrs ground run on a new engine and airframe. Runaway alternator which then blew the field fuse. Blast tube installed. The B&C 20A BU...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By RV7 To Go
Mtc Records

CAR 549.25 states "Journey Log Books and Technical Log Books are required for each amateur-built aircraft."
This came up in a discussion at our local RAA meeting a few months ago. Caught many people...
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