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Forum: California 06-22-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By Robb
Better keep the boss happy. If thats what she...

Better keep the boss happy. If thats what she really wants it will pay off!
Forum: California 06-21-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By Robb
Just build the 7 and get her some quality...

Just build the 7 and get her some quality tailwheel training. Half the fun for me is landing and taking off. I would get her some time with an instructor in a tailwheel 6 or 7 just to show her its...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By Robb
Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By Robb
RV7 Rudder

My RV flies fine except the ball is about 1/2 out of the cage. I have to fly with constant right rudder to keep it straight. Its not a big deal but on long flights my leg gets tired. My Husky has a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Robb
Yes the instructions are clear re inspecting for...

Yes the instructions are clear re inspecting for coking. Mines really easy to get to and will do on each oil change.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Robb
Antisplat Oil Seperator

I recently installed the oil seperator on my RV7 which always had a little more blow by than my other plane probably due to higher compression ratio. I was constantly cleaning the belly and got tired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,660
Posted By Robb
I have the same problem with my 7. It is 195 hp...

I have the same problem with my 7. It is 195 hp with oil squirters and a SJ plenum. I have to really watch my oil temp on climb or it will easily hit 235 on a hot day. I installed an 8 row cooler and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,674
Posted By Robb
Full flaps all the time for me

Full flaps all the time for me
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,335
Posted By Robb
I replaced the stock Vans tailwheel on my 7...

I replaced the stock Vans tailwheel on my 7 during the recent inspection. I must say it is an AWESOME product and far superior to the stock one. I changed the fork at the same time as well.It taxi's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,301
Posted By Robb
Go with 2 P mags mine only have 350 hours on them...

Go with 2 P mags mine only have 350 hours on them but no issues at all. I just replace the NGK spark plugs at annual and don't even bother cleaning. Just pay attention to the torque and gap setting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By Robb
Didn't stay there long but it was only around 145...

Didn't stay there long but it was only around 145 knots
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By Robb
Smile Wheel landings FINALLY

After flying my Husky for 1000 hrs and 2000 landings I am finally getting proficient at wheel landing my 7. It took a while as I am used to BIG tires and slower speeds. The RV landing gear is just so...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Robb
It is indeed a tight fit on the firewall. I used...

It is indeed a tight fit on the firewall. I used 4 inch Scat tube with a nice aluminum plenum I fabricated. I have a Sam James plenum with 200 HP and I always fight high oil temps in the summer. Do...
Forum: Oregon 02-02-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Robb
It looks like a long way from the self serve...

It looks like a long way from the self serve pump! I always hate getting too close to the big planes!
Forum: Oregon 02-02-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Robb
Flying to Eugene Oregon

Have to fly to Eugene and it looks like GA uses 34R and 16 L ? I see the fuel station but just wondering where the best place to park the 7 for the day is? Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Robb
I have tried them all in my Husky which is a lot...

I have tried them all in my Husky which is a lot louder and nothing beats the Bose ANR. Cant beat the comfort either. I tried Lightspeeds and sent them back as I could not even hear ATC
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 48,769
Posted By Robb
RV7 IO360 Sam James Plenum Injected leather seats...

RV7 IO360 Sam James Plenum Injected leather seats no side panels
painted tilt up oil no fuel IFR 1093 lbs
Forum: Reviews 12-24-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By Robb
MY VACUUM attitude gyro is dying and I am...

MY VACUUM attitude gyro is dying and I am considering a Garmin G5 or the GRT Mimi X. Any thoughts on which one is best?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By Robb
Attitude Gyro

My vacuum operated gyro started to die today while flying back from Oregon. I need to replace it and was thinking of getting a new Garmin G5 to replace it with. I can easily remove the vacuum lines...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By Robb
Thanks for the info I did a search and there is...

Thanks for the info I did a search and there is lots of discussion on the topic
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-20-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By Robb
Tilting Canopy vs Slider

I was told by a buddy of mine that has an RV 7 with a tilting canopy that his plane has an emergency release handle that will release the canopy in the event of an emergency. I was wondering what the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,618
Posted By Robb
What's the almost 14 mod consist of ?

What's the almost 14 mod consist of ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Robb
I have a bag that I carry from plane to plane...

I have a bag that I carry from plane to plane that has the following:
Spark Plugs 2 each with anti seize on them
Tool kit with safety ties and wire plus wrenches and spark plug socket
Electrical tape...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,563
Posted By Robb
I had a similar experience over Utah last year....

I had a similar experience over Utah last year. Hit my head hard and when I got back I ordered a set of harnesses with a crotch strap. I must admit my Husky takes the bumps a lot better probably...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,286
Posted By Robb
I have used the Power twist type belts in my HVAC...

I have used the Power twist type belts in my HVAC business on troublesome units and they last about three times longer than a standard grooved type fan belt. They need to be installed very tight at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Robb
Electrical Issues

My 7 has always had a wierd electrical issue with the manifold gauge and magnetic compass. When I key the mic the Vans manifold pressure gauge slowly drops to zero when transmitting. As soon as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By Robb
Electrical Issues

My 7 has always had a wierd electrical issue with the manifold gauge and magnetic compass. When I key the mic the Vans manifold pressure gauge slowly drops to zero when transmitting. As soon as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 65,701
Posted By Robb
I have my RV 7 for traveling and my Husky A1B on...

I have my RV 7 for traveling and my Husky A1B on 29 inch bushwheels for off airport and short flights. Best of both worlds:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,485
Posted By Robb
I have the same set up have you done any night...

I have the same set up have you done any night landings with them ? I have not
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Robb
I would move mine to the engine outlet if I...

I would move mine to the engine outlet if I could. There just isn't enough physical room. I am okay as long as I dont do a lot of slow flying on hot days. The plenum is an issue as well. IT keeps the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Robb
Propeller Preference

I have a 76 inch Hartzell on my 7 that works fine. I was just wondering what the best CS prop is in everyones opinion. I have an MT on my Husky that I really like and have experienced zero issues...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By Robb
RV 7 Safety

I am a 15 year Husky pilot and bought my 7 a few years ago. I have had ZERO issues with it and its nice to have a bush plane and a traveling machine. The issue I have is I am used to the safety of my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Robb
I have the same cooler on my 7 and it still runs...

I have the same cooler on my 7 and it still runs hot in the summer but its remote mounted with a 4 inch Scat tube. Problem is with the Sam James plenum has a small inlet to the tube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,715
Posted By Robb
Thanks for the info I will send them in at 500...

Thanks for the info I will send them in at 500 hrs to have checked out. I think I will change the one e mag to a p just for safety
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,715
Posted By Robb
E mag P mag reliability

My 7 has this set up currently. My other planes have always used magnetos for the obvious reasons. My plane has 300 hrs on a new engine and ignition. I have followed the manual during the annuals and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By Robb
Thanks Guys

Thanks Guys
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By Robb
Not really sure how it was grounded as I did not...

Not really sure how it was grounded as I did not build it. The gauges are all analog
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By Robb
Amp meter Draw

My Rv7 always shows about 7 amps when I key the mic on my Garmin 430. I also see my manifold gauge drop a lot at the same time. It has always done this but does not seem to be a safety issue. I am...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By Robb
Thanks for the input I just think I need more...

Thanks for the input I just think I need more practice it's a lot different than my Husky with 29 inch bush wheels !
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By Robb
Wheel landings

I have around 200 landings in my RV 7 which oi bought last year. Besides that I have 2000 or so in my Avist Husky. I was taught 3 point only from the beginning of my training. I learned to wheel land...
Forum: Safety 05-31-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Robb
Seat Belts

I got tired of hitting my head on the canopy with the Vans seat belts and no crotch strap. Ordered a set of 5 point harnesses from Crow Enterprises. Install was simple and they are great. The padded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By Robb
Emergency escape hammer

Which model is the best to break the plexiglas window?
Forum: California 05-21-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,030
Posted By Robb
At least the money goes to good causes👿

At least the money goes to good causes👿
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By Robb
I think I will order an led one from Paul thx guys

I think I will order an led one from Paul thx guys
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By Robb
Rear Strobe Glass

I busted the rear clear glass cover and need to find a replacement. I ordered one from Vans and is oblong I need a round one. I looked at a friends rv6 and it is the same as my 7. Just wondering if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By Robb
My 0360 in my 7 has 10.5 to one. According to...

My 0360 in my 7 has 10.5 to one. According to Penn it has a beefier crank. I have e mag and p mag ignition along with fuel injection. It pulls HARD on take off especially at sea level. I have zero...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By Robb
My plenum is attached on the front as well with...

My plenum is attached on the front as well with eight screws.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,329
Posted By Robb
I have 1200 hrs on my Husky with fine wires and...

I have 1200 hrs on my Husky with fine wires and zero issues. Runs smoother and last a lot longer. IN the RV i use NGK's and just replace them yearly
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,303
Posted By Robb
It looks like the cooler is discharging towards...

It looks like the cooler is discharging towards the firewall? If so it needs turned down towards the bottom it will never work as well like it is
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,303
Posted By Robb
I had issues as well with the stock cooler and...

I had issues as well with the stock cooler and 195 hp. I switched to sn 8001599 cooler and a 4 inch scat tube. It's a lot better now but still have to watch it on climb out. I have piston squirters...
Forum: California 03-16-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Robb
i fly my rv 7 there frequently for breakfast if...

i fly my rv 7 there frequently for breakfast if we can work out a time i can show him a nice safe plane just need to find a weekend when the weather is good
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,867
Posted By Robb
thanks for the info guys i feel better now just...

thanks for the info guys i feel better now just didn't want to mess up the plane. its a whole different animal than my Husky
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,867
Posted By Robb
I think this was an accelerated stall from too...

I think this was an accelerated stall from too much G force. I inspected the plane and found no visible damage but it was more than oil canning for sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,867
Posted By Robb
Lesson learned rv 7

While flying last weekend I was doing mild aerobatic maneuvers and in a wing level climbing move I pulled too hard and experienced a stall severe enough to hear an audible bang noise. Flew home and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,539
Posted By Robb
it took me a while to transition from my husky...

it took me a while to transition from my husky which is left throttle and right hnd on stick when i bought my 7. i may grab a cfi friend to go with me and tryout the right seat as my 7 has everything...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,433
Posted By Robb
whatever you do make sure it is 4 inch Scat tube....

whatever you do make sure it is 4 inch Scat tube. My 7 has 195 hp with piston squirters and i fought high oil temps for a long time. mine is 10.5 to 1 and I also fly near Sacramento. 3 inch was not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By Robb
my son is 6ft 5 inches 245 and he fits but its...

my son is 6ft 5 inches 245 and he fits but its tight
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,450
Posted By Robb
I have 280 hrs on my P mag E mag set up with ZERO...

I have 280 hrs on my P mag E mag set up with ZERO issues so far. I do plan on replacing my e mag with a P mag this annual for obvious reasons
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,273
Posted By Robb
I have a Sam James plenum on my 195 HP 7 and it...

I have a Sam James plenum on my 195 HP 7 and it works great. I have even CHT's and overheating is never an issue. They are all within 25 degrees of each other. The issue I had was high oil temps in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,808
Posted By Robb
Mine leak air more than I like and I den 35 lbs...

Mine leak air more than I like and I den 35 lbs in them. 100 hrs and i think I will get 2 to 3 hundred out of them in my 7. I get 1400 or with my Husky on 26 inch goodyears but its a different animal...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,724
Posted By Robb
I think its a great first plane and would get the...

I think its a great first plane and would get the RV7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,974
Posted By Robb
Canopy Repair

A small section of my canopy broke off and I cannot find a product that will glue it back together. It's around an inch long corner piece. I can paint it gray and hide it if i can find a plexiglass...
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