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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #72

Seems like no progress but I continued to Countersink all the wholes. They are done now. I had some issues with knife edging and the cage wandering on me with the first 2 #8 screws. I then opted to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By RV7ForMe
I have a new one.

I bought it but never installed it. Also have lights if you care for those as a backup. Ill send you an email.

https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/iXBGVxXtoQ46cwx/download
Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 144,746
Posted By RV7ForMe
Looking good!

You are making such great progress.... Keep it up and you will be flying in no time. Is the bottom cowl with the metal parts stock / plans now? is that a change with the new mount? I do not remember...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
whenever I google how to do this accurately I...

whenever I google how to do this accurately I keep getting back to the NTPS method so who am I do disagree...? It is very easy to use and does all the magic math on its own... I like it!

In this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #71

Although Not building related but it reminded me what a capable plane I am building. Went up in the other -7A yesterday and did a 4 leg box speed run at 5000ft at full everything. I am a bit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By RV7ForMe
question?

Is it possible that a mag goes into a failure mode in witch the timing is off by an amount that it would make the engine break by firing at the wrong time? And I mean get into this on its own? Sorry...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-01-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By RV7ForMe
thanks guys on the tyco breaker switches. I will...

thanks guys on the tyco breaker switches. I will not use them now...


anyone on the DXF file for the circuit breaker layout for the RV14? Before I start taking measurements...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-31-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,476
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hey, No pro at this but the way I read your...

Hey, No pro at this but the way I read your schematic, you have all the the avionic on the avionics master. If I understand it correctly that you wont be able to start the engine and see oil pressure...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #70

Ok. Back to building. To be honest I have been ready to start for a bit but the perfect expensive goldish looking spar is kind of intimidating. And the plans are really not holding my hand any more...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-31-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By RV7ForMe
Breakers / Switches

Hey brain trust.... I got 2 questions.

1. I know people have their opinions in fuses vs. breakers. But what about the switches that act like breakers in one? They would elimnate one added point of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,824
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks for the inspiration.

My Version. 11° seems to be very close. Used only scrap material.

https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/HBUzuZDNGWYFIEz/download
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,117
Posted By RV7ForMe
At least you have step by step plans....

Try building a single digit vans... They just kind of expect you to figure it out on your own. But I bet those gone before building pre "perpunshed" kits are laughing at this even harder. But I get...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #69

Not much building done lately. But this hobby comes with an addiction to buying tools...Sometimes just because I feel like I "need" them.

This Bosch Blue Saw is the latest n greates in my tool...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks Dan!

Great chart.

I have been building the 7 and looking at my friends 14 I have a little envy. on paper they are not that much different but in real like those few inches make all the difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By RV7ForMe
Another option...iPhone?

I had the normal 10" iPad for a while. Outside the cockpit I find it limited. I prefer the laptop. So I had to sweet talk myself into an iPad for the flying reason...

At the time the mini was super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,810
Posted By RV7ForMe
I meant Finishing kit. So the only parts that I...

I meant Finishing kit. So the only parts that I have on the engine side are Mount and Cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,810
Posted By RV7ForMe
Engine Mount / Cowl?

Will this fit into the Finishing kit of the IO360? or will there be engine mount and cowling and other things different that I can't think of?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 144,746
Posted By RV7ForMe
Oh boy....

I remember those with the 7a rebuild. Major PIA!
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By RV7ForMe
Stay in the Garage as long as you can!

We did everything in the garage with the 7A and attached and tested everything. Then disassembled, painted and went from paint to airport. Assembly was full time and done in a 8 Days. This can be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 664,530
Posted By RV7ForMe
cool video. thanks for sharing! about to start...

cool video. thanks for sharing! about to start drilling away with the spars.... thanks for the motivation. Do you suggest doing both at the same time?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-11-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Yes, you are right. Another member was kind...

Yes, you are right. Another member was kind enough to point that out via PM already.

I looked into hooking up to the static and getting actual airspeed. Decided I did not want enter the static...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,885
Posted By RV7ForMe
I would second this and look into fuel or fuel...

I would second this and look into fuel or fuel contamination...I had this once on 2 different Cessna aircraft but a year apart and it was in both times directly after getting fuel. Both times it put...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-11-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks for the offer :)

Hey Jeff. Thank you! I will look into that. I have an Anet A8 but you get what you pay for... and 80$ including shipping...Well I am happy that it prints at all.

Is there a free version of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-11-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By RV7ForMe
Looking good!

That Prop OMG :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-11-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thank you

Thanks Vern. It was a lot of fun and I learned a ton!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-10-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #68

Following up on post from last year. I finished the Flap / Wig Wag Controller.

It is much nicer now. It took forever but I feel like it is ready to test in the real thing. So far it has been my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-26-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #67

I just unpacked the Left Wing Spar for the first time. WOW they are beautiful just sitting there in gold!

I have to move a lot of things around to make this fit. Looks like my priming booth is going...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #66

On a more positive note after I finished agonizing about the rudder I moved on to the ailerons.

Yeah! they are really easy to build and came out super straight with not twist! Very happy with...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-26-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,754
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #65

OMG! It has been forever since I updated this thread. When I started reading about people building airplanes the phrase "life got in the way" came up frequently. I often wondered what could be so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thumbs up Herzlichen Glückwunsch

Great looking bird. If you ever need a new destination... Come on over to EDLT. Coffee/Beer is on me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,207
Posted By RV7ForMe
My version....

https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/9frDYR4Hhcxb7YQ/download

https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/YopiBfMIYnWxwKJ/download
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By RV7ForMe
sikaflex has been working for us with no cracks...

sikaflex has been working for us with no cracks on rudder and elevator for about 60h of flight time...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-23-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thumbs down Leaking?

Hey Sam. is yours leaking?

They say on the website "this drain valve will not corrode or leak."
Yours looks like it is in fact corroded...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-22-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By RV7ForMe
thanks for sharing.... our airport is closed too....

thanks for sharing.... our airport is closed too. Do not understand how closing airfields is doing anything but hey no excuse not to build be building everyday :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,901
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hey, That looks superb! I have been looking into...

Hey, That looks superb!
I have been looking into this as well. Can you share what type / Model Motors you are using? how do you control motor speed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,350
Posted By RV7ForMe
to post #1 I don't think it is what was intended...

to post #1

I don't think it is what was intended with the liberties that we have with EAB. But I also feel like my opinion doesn't matter much. And we should not do anything that will make these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By RV7ForMe
How about?

Personally I have been giving all the powder coat parts a light scuff with scotch Brite and shoot 2k epoxy primer over it... anything wrong with that? I make a point to use a different color scotch...
Forum: Primers 02-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By RV7ForMe
I have the same problem...

I have had corrosion during the build process on "not started" material. Usually it starts like a hairline at the punched wholes.

That is why I have been in the "prime everything" camp. It sucks. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By RV7ForMe
Ask the G3Xperts via email

Ask the G3Xperts via email. They are really great at answering these questions.
But I happen to know that our G3x didn't show % PWR until we specified engine type and what HP you have in the config...
Forum: Propellers 02-04-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By RV7ForMe
Alright Thanks! I just overlooked the fact that...

Alright Thanks! I just overlooked the fact that you have the smaller engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,211
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hey Jim. Just my 2 cents...So if I open that...

Hey Jim.

Just my 2 cents...So if I open that website I select my type of AC... RV7a

now it shows me a few 160HP versions... and ONE Carbed vertical 180HP.

So most people building an RV7 are going...
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks for reporting back Hunter. 1GPH seems like...

Thanks for reporting back Hunter. 1GPH seems like a lot. That would be awesome. Do you have EFIS numbers? Also why did you choose the shorter prop? I just realized that you are spinning 70" instead...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks Stu!

Just to let you know you are becoming one of my favorite youtube videos. I am sure everyone likes things different but I especially like the "how you do" videos like this one.

Does Vans say it is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-31-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By RV7ForMe
Talking very cooool!

very cooool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,481
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks for sharing

Glad you made the right call and thank you for sharing.

Can someone explain to me how the AOA or a Stall Warning can be accurate when it is only located at the pitot at one location? the pitot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,937
Posted By RV7ForMe
G5 in round...?

Not sure if it makes sense to garmin but they now already have the outside of the round version of the G5...Can't be that hard to make it work ;)
Forum: Propellers 01-16-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hello Hunter! Glad you found this thread. Please...

Hello Hunter! Glad you found this thread. Please report back to us :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,101
Posted By RV7ForMe
pick your poison

Personal preference I suppose.

All the C172 I have flown have stuff on there. the RV9a /RV7a my friends have have multiple GPS pucks or FLARM antennas there...

Personally I don't want any. But I...
Forum: Propellers 01-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hello Steve! While we are at it. I also read...

Hello Steve! While we are at it. I also read about a crack in the hub possibly due to electronic ignition? Can you clearing that up as well?
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By RV7ForMe
Yea that prop was high on my list as well that...

Yea that prop was high on my list as well that didn't sit well with me either.
I send you a PM.



Thanks!


Anyone else wanna share?
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By RV7ForMe
Whirlwind GA200L PIREP? RV-7

Any RV-7 Drivers with the Whirlwind GA200L and the 180HP out there?
What do you guys think? I tried to look but there seem to be no recent posts about this prop. No good?

Looks pretty sexy....
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By RV7ForMe
My buddy used hard tubes in the wings and the...

My buddy used hard tubes in the wings and the weight over the entire wing span was like 3 lbs or whatever. I mean sure it was much nicer as I suspect it will work much nicer than the conduit getting...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By RV7ForMe
I was 100% going to do this until I found out how...

I was 100% going to do this until I found out how heavy most of these tubes are. It does add quite a bit. What is the proffered material here?

oh and yes I had to pull some stuff into a Cessna wing...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,849
Posted By RV7ForMe
Garmin doing the apple thing?

iPhone 6 to iPhone 6s... same things with faster chips?

Well who knows maybe the normal 625/650s will become reasonably priced after a few people have updated them...

Not hating. I love Garmin...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,512
Posted By RV7ForMe
Cowl?

Well, personally if it ain't broke dont fix it. The O-320 is one of the most reliable engines in GA. Some double TBO. So unless its eating oil or making metal I would fly it...


But if you want more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By RV7ForMe
Talking Yes Please

Oh I would love that!! (hint hint at garmin)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By RV7ForMe
No expert here...

But same as the OP in Europe AVGAS saving is a thing so when I had the old Cessna with the IO360 210HP I flew her at 40% all the time. Couple hundred hours showed no signs of that being bad for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By RV7ForMe
I was planning on it...

I know Walts panel is super nice and has everything....
I was kind of planing on using a single 7" with some older round gauges to the left and right... simple VFR stuff only. But then I still...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,400
Posted By RV7ForMe
I ve got a question...

I really like what you are doing here. so please keep us posted. But don't you need to really run her hard to properly break in those jugs? I am no expert but 2000 will no be enough I am...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-29-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By RV7ForMe
Taking video requests?

Hey,
Great video. I have been very curious about all the cowling mods. If you get bored why not show us around the mods you made and why you did it. I am sure a lot of thought went into that. Is that...
Forum: Propellers 12-26-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By RV7ForMe
Looks great!

Looks great just sitting there. Very unique with the different color blades.
Please keep us posted how you like it in the air.
I have been looking for opinions on this prop. I just saw yesterday by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-25-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By RV7ForMe
While we are at it?

I would love a free engine...I am not picky but a IO360 180HP would be fine :D
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