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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,494
Posted By Bevan
I was considering an RV8, I received...

I was considering an RV8, I received ďpermissionĒ to build a 7 or 9. Iím happy.

Happy wife = happy life.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,494
Posted By Bevan
If you will be flying with your wife, I might...

If you will be flying with your wife, I might suggest a side by side and swap left/right, rather than front/back.

If youíre primarily flying by yourself, or with the additional...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Bevan
Ive only used FltPlanGo and it serves all my...

Ive only used FltPlanGo and it serves all my needs for VFR local and cross country travel. I keep a paper chart for my local area just in case but I wouldnít give up my flightplan go. ...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By Bevan
I disagree. ALL prepunched holes should be...

I disagree. ALL prepunched holes should be reamed (or drilled) to full size. This does three things.

It “cleans” up the hole from the score marks of the punching process. Those score marks can...
Forum: Oregon 05-15-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bevan
Thanks for the suggestions and tips. Bevan

Thanks for the suggestions and tips. Bevan
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bevan
Oregon beach runways

My wife and I are considering an anniversary weekend to northwestern Oregon via RV7A. Probably base ourselves at a bed n breakfast at or within walking distance of an airport. We would like to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,278
Posted By Bevan
I suggest you do weight and balance calculations...

I suggest you do weight and balance calculations for all loading scenarios to prove balance limits are not exceeded prior to seeing the DAR. If that is too much/difficult, stay within Vanís weight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Bevan
my Ipad mini 4 mounted with a short double swivel...

my Ipad mini 4 mounted with a short double swivel Ram Mount. It is very adjustable and I just love it. The screen is totally readable even in direct sunlight. Easily moves out of the way if need...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bevan
When quoting rpm drop, it may be useful to state...

When quoting rpm drop, it may be useful to state if each mag is firing two top plugs and two bottom aka with a traditional mag, or one P-mag firing the tops and the other firing the bottoms as I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-01-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Bevan
Iíd like one set. Bevan

Iíd like one set.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Bevan
Under the bubble canopy to one side with a slight...

Under the bubble canopy to one side with a slight arc bent into the whip. Itís out of the way and vertical.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Bevan
Adam, I don't think you need/want a spacer with...

Adam,

I don't think you need/want a spacer with a Hartzell CS prop.

Which engine do you have?

Confirm you have 7 not 7A?

I have RV7A with 0-360 and Hartzell CS prop, no prop spacer. I cut a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-29-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Bevan
Randy, Based on a conversation I had with...

Randy,

Based on a conversation I had with Airflow Performance when I was in your shoes, they strongly recommended against putting the filter in the engine area. You want to minimize fuel volume in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,539
Posted By Bevan
No signs of corrosion. Itís been on for three...

No signs of corrosion. Itís been on for three years now. Nothing has come loose/off other than a little here/there that Iíve taken off. Not expecting anything coming loose as all the seams are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,539
Posted By Bevan
Thanks! Just to be clear. Other than the...

Thanks! Just to be clear. Other than the fiberglass parts, all the white and black is 3m 1080 vinyl applied directly to cleaned alclad. The skins were NOT primered first. The interior is primed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,539
Posted By Bevan
My RV7A is wrapped (except for the fibreglass...

My RV7A is wrapped (except for the fibreglass parts) and is holding up well after 3 years and 160+ hrs of flight time. It lives is a hangar. It is easy to clean. ...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Bevan
Install is such a way that you can access the...

Install is such a way that you can access the hold down clamps and view/check the wires as they enter the terminal strip. The Two P-mags will be orientated differently from each other to accomplish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Bevan
Nose fork question

Does anybody here know who makes the nose wheel forks for Van's?

Thanks

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bevan
While you have the ports pulled out, you may...

While you have the ports pulled out, you may want to add a little grease to the o rings to help prevent leakes. Half of my ports leaked past the o rings in the first 100 hrs and the grease appears...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bevan
I found the 1/4" studs for the vacuum pad...

I found the 1/4" studs for the vacuum pad convenient. Each P-MAG grounded to it's own stud.

Bevan
Forum: Safety 04-16-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,124
Posted By Bevan
Walt, I think the reason LSE does this is to...

Walt, I think the reason LSE does this is to allow the engine to continue to run when the master is shut off (in case of some other electrical problem). The LSE needs power via another path to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bevan
But my IPAD is not Cell equipped. Bevan

But my IPAD is not Cell equipped.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bevan
Well, my wifi only (non-cell) Ipad tracks me on...

Well, my wifi only (non-cell) Ipad tracks me on the moving map as I drive to the airport. This is without the external gps connected cause it’s left in the plane.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By Bevan
iPad 4 mini 128g (non-cellular, stills has...

iPad 4 mini 128g (non-cellular, stills has internal gps) with Bad Elf external GPS and FltPlanGo. Canadian and US charts. I use this for flightplanning and situational awareness via moving map,...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bevan
Greg, Can you elaborate on how you think the...

Greg,

Can you elaborate on how you think the electrical system was compromised by a mixture cable? Was the mixture cable abraided by structure or by a wire?

Bevan.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,770
Posted By Bevan
Nope. But this looks...

Nope. But this looks interesting...

https://www.uavturbines.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UAV-Dossier.pdf

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-02-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bevan
Iím considering a third landing light for use in...

Iím considering a third landing light for use in the flair at night. Does the RV10 cowl light angle down when installed in an RV7 cowl? Or does it just not fit in the cowl due to space...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Bevan
With the fuel valve on, and fuel line...

With the fuel valve on, and fuel line disconnected at the servo inlet, put a small amount of pressurized air into the vent port to very SLIGHTLY pressurize the tank and wait for the fuel to be pushed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By Bevan
:mad: Yes, as I understand it... VNE is dictated...

:mad:

Yes, as I understand it... VNE is dictated by airframe strength but the RVs are fast and capable of altitudes higher than other normally aspirated aircraft. So, one of the limiting factors is...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By Bevan
I keep a half dozen of my wife's flat round...

I keep a half dozen of my wife's flat round makeup remover pads lightly soaked with a bit of baby oil in a zip lock bag. Works equally well as fire starter and smells nice as it burns. :D

It makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bevan
Emags have been superceded by Pmags (self-powered...

Emags have been superceded by Pmags (self-powered version of Emag). I have two Pmags (no traditional mags) and would do it again. The only potential problem would be that both fail at the same time...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-19-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Bevan
I agree and have amended my earlier post. I...

I agree and have amended my earlier post. I don't believe constant fuel flow return systems should use a "BOTH" position as it means fuel could flow back to both tanks but possibly not equally or...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-18-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Bevan
I have the Andair duplex valve and it is my...

I have the Andair duplex valve and it is my understanding that there is no “dead” position between the left and right positions. There cannot be for safety reasons. This being the case, putting the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Bevan
One may assume SVE AGL means synthetic vision...

One may assume SVE AGL means synthetic vision elevation above ground level.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bevan
Even if they are at the show, they may not have...

Even if they are at the show, they may not have everything on your list so there will be a shipment anyway. Many vendors offer show specials via their website or phone orders even though you're not...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,203
Posted By Bevan
Flashing beacon

I used this one. Drilled a hole in the top of vertical fin fairing and installed with proseal. Works great, cheap and lite...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-06-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Bevan
I too had an intermittent flap motor. I took it...

I too had an intermittent flap motor. I took it out and took it apart. I didnít see the grease problem others have had. In fact, I couldnít find any problem at all. Replaced the motor and have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,934
Posted By Bevan
If you prime first, you lose much of the...

If you prime first, you lose much of the advantages of using vinyl.

Cost
Weight
Time

The skins are alclad which is to control corrosion as long as the alclad is not compromised. The vinyl protects...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,934
Posted By Bevan
I spent about $2000 (US dollar equivalent) on...

I spent about $2000 (US dollar equivalent) on vinyl (3M 1080) and had lots left over. More than enough to do the areas I didn’t cover in vinyl (most of the fibreglass parts). I spent about $2500...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,084
Posted By Bevan
Oh where is the ďlikeĒ button! Bevan

Oh where is the ďlikeĒ button!

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Bevan
An RV class (basically stock) quasi formula one...

An RV class (basically stock) quasi formula one would be fun and sustainable.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Bevan
It could be that the GRT is outputting 9600...

It could be that the GRT is outputting 9600 Baud.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 108,135
Posted By Bevan
TAS is the way that really counts but -4700...

TAS is the way that really counts but -4700 fpm?

Bevan.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,116
Posted By Bevan
Looking at any perceived liability issue from the...

Looking at any perceived liability issue from the other side, what is the ELT's or FAA's liability if the TSO's device (including proper factory batteries) fails to perform during a crash? Are they...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bevan
I only watched a small portion of your video. If...

I only watched a small portion of your video. If you could post a simple picture or tell us a time stamp to go to on the video that may help us help you.

Off hand I donít recall any difficulty...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,785
Posted By Bevan
Do the test cards for YOUR plane then make a POH...

Do the test cards for YOUR plane then make a POH for YOUR airplane. You will learn a bunch. Iím surprised this isnít required to finalize the Phase 1 period.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,006
Posted By Bevan
This is how I do it, get yourself a fish scale...

This is how I do it,

get yourself a fish scale (0-30 lb range)
Remove nose wheel pant
Make a little bracket from 3/4 x3/4 aluminum angle with a couple holes to screw it to the wheel pant attach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bevan
I suggest that if your alternator fails, load...

I suggest that if your alternator fails, load shed right away including the master relay as this hog of electrons is not a good use of the remaining power.

The battery is only a "reservoir" of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Bevan
Is it rapid throttle or RPM changes? Does engine...

Is it rapid throttle or RPM changes? Does engine start and shut-down not constitute as rapid RPM changes?

Bevan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Bevan
Not an expert here but one data point. I bought...

Not an expert here but one data point.

I bought a mid-time 0-360-A1F6 from across the country. Other than being a little heavier (and possibly a little smoother), it doesn't seem any more...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bevan
On the work bench. Sorry, but other than for...

On the work bench. Sorry, but other than for engine starting, a small backup alternator (mounted on the vacuum pad) would be much better all the way around. Lighter, less maintenance, known...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By Bevan
I agree 100% and having 2 identical and...

I agree 100% and having 2 identical and independent P-mags drives the risk of having a bad day way down provided I understand how to operate and manage them. Cost of occasional updates/inspections...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,302
Posted By Bevan
Not necessarily. If you want to fly to a remote...

Not necessarily. If you want to fly to a remote area where thereís no fuel and you donít want to plan for another stop on the way back just for fuel. 2-1/2 hrs in, and return is not really pushing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By Bevan
You never heard of anyone who experienced an...

You never heard of anyone who experienced an unexpected magneto failure? We live in fantastic times and in one of the best places in the world to live. Consider the lives of all those who have ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By Bevan
Damage if it failed is irrelevant. This is made...

Damage if it failed is irrelevant. This is made for "experimental" aviation, use at your own risk. One must understand the risks and know how to mitigate them.

I for one am thankful that the...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By Bevan
I believe thereís a possibility for CO to come up...

I believe thereís a possibility for CO to come up to the cockpit from the openings around the empennage. Consider that the canopy is a big bulge creating a relative low pressure area. If this bulge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,135
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
Posted By Bevan
This is not...

This is not vinyl?

http://i63.tinypic.com/351eqf5.png

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

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

Bevan
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
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, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,976
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,934
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.
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