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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-26-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Jimzim
TBI sale pending...

Thanks for your interest in the Ellison, and sorry for the tardy reply. I canít speak to the fit issues with anything but my set up. I have the Ellison 4-5 mounted to my o-360, vertical induction. I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Jimzim
FS Ellison Throttle Body, TBI 4-5

I have a spare Ellison Throttle Body I don’t need. Came off a Pitts and was running fine when removed. Sitting on shelf 4 years, so should probably be gone through. This is the 4-5, sized for a 180...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Jimzim
Balance near Denver

I, too, am looking to have my RV 7 balanced. Does anyone know of someone in the northern Colorado area who does this? My schedule is very flexible. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
Thanks, Jim
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,057
Posted By Jimzim
Balancing near Denver

Does anyone know of someone who does dynamic balancing near Denver? After 3 frustrating days playing with a borrowed Dynavibe and no success, I give up, we must be doing something wrong! Iíd be happy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,488
Posted By Jimzim
Smile As I was always taught, it takes a **** narrow...

As I was always taught, it takes a **** narrow mind to not see more than one way to spell a word! 😋
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jimzim
To turn the outie to an innie, you migh try...

To turn the outie to an innie, you migh try putting something solid behind there, such as a bucking bar, and gently tap the pimple down with a plastic mallet. Then, it might even be possible to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,696
Posted By Jimzim
Talking Darn glad we have all those choices. Buy and use...

Darn glad we have all those choices. Buy and use whichever you like! If Wal-mart works for you, use it. For those who are more comfortable with other sources, that's great, too. I'm just glad we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,597
Posted By Jimzim
Just sent mine, thanks for the reminder. Jim

Just sent mine, thanks for the reminder.
Jim
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,293
Posted By Jimzim
Love that way of thinking, Mel. Never thought of...

Love that way of thinking, Mel. Never thought of that rational, but I will be giving it a try. Sounds like a win-win!!
Jim
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By Jimzim
I used blue on my blue engine, all around. 200...

I used blue on my blue engine, all around. 200 hours and no problem.
Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,763
Posted By Jimzim
RV7 just east of Torrington, Wyoming at 7500 Mel....

RV7 just east of Torrington, Wyoming at 7500 Mel. It was really a sight! Very dark during totality, a fair amount of traffic in the areas around there, but the Dynon took all the drama out of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By Jimzim
You know, I have flown into Osh several times,...

You know, I have flown into Osh several times, and I have never had any problem. I am no ace of the base, by any means, but if you just keep your eyes open, know the Notam, get in the conga line, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Jimzim
I had exactly the same problem with my o360 RV7....

I had exactly the same problem with my o360 RV7. Tried a new pump, insulated fuel lines, cooling shroud and blast tube on pump, etc... no help. I saw another RV where the builder had added short...
Forum: Midwest 04-05-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,778
Posted By Jimzim
PS, Colorado RV

Also, I have hangar space available for rent at 18V if anyone is in need.
Jim
Forum: Midwest 04-05-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,778
Posted By Jimzim
Colo. RV's

I'll chime in, too. I completed my RV 7 almost two years ago, and have it hangared at Platte Valley (18V) NE of metro Denver. There are currently 5 or 6 other RV's based there. Lots of fun flying!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,471
Posted By Jimzim
Ellison TB

Just FWIW, I finished my o-360 RV 7 almost 2 years ago with an Ellison throttle body, and had no issues with the install at all. It bolts on and goes. The only hassle was the need to fab a bell crank...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,080
Posted By Jimzim
Same issue...

I have been seeing a loss of fuel pressure since the first flight. A couple of things to note, it happens on on initial start at low rpm, or during an extended climb. I have an RV 7 with a stock...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,166
Posted By Jimzim
Ya, I use both now, knots and mph. One thing...

Ya, I use both now, knots and mph. One thing though, as to the mph of the past, I remember my primary instructor (Luscombe, 1970) would ask me for current ground speed. I would time our progress over...
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,595
Posted By Jimzim
I will be looking at a half Raven system, too....

I will be looking at a half Raven system, too. Great thread! As an aside, there is one other option to fuel injection for sustained inverted flight. My Ellison Throttle Body Is a simple, low pressure...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 25,036
Posted By Jimzim
So a friend and I both built RV7's with o-360's....

So a friend and I both built RV7's with o-360's. He went with CS, I opted for FP. We were chatting recently, when I made a comment about kind of wishing I had gone with a constant speed. He replied...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,057
Posted By Jimzim
Larry, I just took my Dremel with a cutting disc...

Larry, I just took my Dremel with a cutting disc and cut the ramp off, both fore and aft. Then, I used the Dremel drum sander to smooth out the remnants on the inside of the cowl. Trim the ramp to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,057
Posted By Jimzim
Dan, I wish now that I had done a better job of...

Dan,
I wish now that I had done a better job of recording specific temps on all cylinders, but I did not. I recall a small reduction in temp on #3, but I was focused on #1 as it was my problem...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,057
Posted By Jimzim
The improvement in my case was dramatic. My #1...

The improvement in my case was dramatic. My #1 cylinder temp was hitting 440 on initial climb out. I now never see more than 415 at the same point in the departure. I think the tightly cowled 7 will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,057
Posted By Jimzim
I originally had only about an inch or maybe a...

I originally had only about an inch or maybe a bit more on my starboard side. I simply cut the ramp out, trimmed about an inch or maybe an inch and a quarter off the front end of the ramp, then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-27-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,057
Posted By Jimzim
Yep, I just used my Dremel to cut the ramp out,...

Yep, I just used my Dremel to cut the ramp out, smoothed things up a bit, shortened it about an inch and a half as I recal, then glassed it back in. They say you should be able to make a fist and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,057
Posted By Jimzim
You might consider repositioning the entry air...

You might consider repositioning the entry air ramp on the top cowl. I had very similar CHT problems until I moved mine forward. This really improved entry air volume and greatly reduced temps,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By Jimzim
Another choice is Corona pass, west of...

Another choice is Corona pass, west of Denver/Boulder. Rocks there only go to 11,500 or so, it's popular with the locals. Only with winds less than 25 or so, of course. After that, all downhill to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By Jimzim
So the throttle body came back from Ellison...

So the throttle body came back from Ellison totally rebuilt. Installed it and ran the engine again, absolutely no change. Engine still rough and shakes the engine mount at lower RPM. We began...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By Jimzim
I did look for induction leaks, and everything...

I did look for induction leaks, and everything appears new and tight. As for the prop, I'll look at a static balance check. By the way, it's a parallel 0-360. I have high hopes for getting the TBI...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By Jimzim
The engine was not run on a test stand after...

The engine was not run on a test stand after overhaul. I wish it had been, as I'd feel better about it. Also, I failed to mention that the Ellison is used. When I get it back from the factory, I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By Jimzim
Yes, I verified the timing of both Pmags and also...

Yes, I verified the timing of both Pmags and also did the pull through test. All plugs firing and at the correct time. I'm using TDC, not 25 degrees...and spoke with Brad. As he points out, if the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By Jimzim
Red face Thanks for the tips, I'll investigate each. The...

Thanks for the tips, I'll investigate each. The plug wires are well routed with stand-offs and such, so I don't think that or plugs are the problem. Also, the temps are even between cylinders,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,853
Posted By Jimzim
O360 problem

I'm having issues with my new RV 7 engine. The fresh majored 0-360 runs very rough. It will not develop full power, either. So far I've confirmed that the dual pmags are firing and timed correctly....
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,360
Posted By Jimzim
Hartzell needs to sell only a 73 inch prop!;)

Hartzell needs to sell only a 73 inch prop!;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Jimzim
Stick length

Rule of thumb is, trim so it has full travel in every direction without touching anything... That,s all I did.
Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Jimzim
Fuel filter question

I am installing an Ellison Throttle Body on my 0-360 powered RV 7. Ellison recommends a 70 micron filter. I am using a standard Van's setup, including Van's gascolator. Does anyone have a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By Jimzim
Hi Dave, I'm in Arvada and getting close to...

Hi Dave, I'm in Arvada and getting close to finishing my RV 7 now. It's at Platte Valley. If ever I can help with anything, just holler. And welcome, this site is a huge help!
Enjoy, Jim
(Paid thru...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By Jimzim
brake lines and fittings

The brake lines and fittings from Vans seem a little under-done to me. I'm talking about the white plastic stuff from the cylinders to the back of the firewall. Before I close up the top skin for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jimzim
So ok, but still, has anyone tried one of these...

So ok, but still, has anyone tried one of these for the windscreen..? Looks like a potential time saver. A bit pricey, but maybe worth considering if it's a good fit, we'll made, etc... So anyone...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 896,463
Posted By Jimzim
compass?

Lots of beautiful panels shown here! Some have mag compasses, some do not. Two local builders tell me local DAR's are requiring mag compasses. I would think my Skyview mag compass would satisfy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By Jimzim
Ya, my 7 is a year from done and I know about the...

Ya, my 7 is a year from done and I know about the fly, hunt thing. I'll be at Stagecoach this January and I'll wave. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By Jimzim
Super pix, thats my elk hunting turf in a couple...

Super pix, thats my elk hunting turf in a couple weeks. Can't wait to overfly with my new 7. By the way, I'll bet that was you I saw over Stagecoach last winter while I was ice fishing...yellow? ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 88,319
Posted By Jimzim
That right seat relief tube is a great idea! :D

That right seat relief tube is a great idea! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Jimzim
good news!

Glad to hear it's not too big an issue. All the "put it together...take it apart" can wear thin!! :)
Thanks, Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Jimzim
try it

Looks like most of the work is from the outside, so I'll proceed. If it gets to be a problem, I'll pull it!
Thanks, Jim
paid 2013
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Jimzim
starting nose cowl...

I see in the instructions Vans says that to begin the nose cowl, the engine must be mounted "without the exhaust system". My engine and exhaust are mounted now. Is there some reason I can't install...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,063
Posted By Jimzim
stick length

Terry,
Thanks very much. I'll have to take at least an inch off both sticks to clear everything and it seemed like the logical way to proceed. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,063
Posted By Jimzim
Interference

So the large and small pushrods are of the correct length, bellcranck verticle, etc... Problem is,the stick hits the instrument panel when full forward!! Not good...what to do?? Shorten sticks,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-13-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,344
Posted By Jimzim
There seem to be 2 camps, love 'em or hate'em. I...

There seem to be 2 camps, love 'em or hate'em. I wonder how much has to do with installation specifics. The WOT issue seems to center around getting air into the thing smoothly at all throttle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Jimzim
Oil filter adapter

I am going to remove the screen from my 0360 and replace it with an oil filter adapter. I see there is also available an all aluminum assembly which replaces a traditional oil filter. It contains a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-25-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,344
Posted By Jimzim
Ellison TB

I can't seem to find much specific info thru searching...has anyone installed an Ellison Throttle Body on their RV7, 0-360 Lyc? I have one and am trying to determine feasability. I'm not sure about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Jimzim
fuel gauge wire

Just curious, is the wire from the Van's float type fuel gauge a power or ground? Thanks, Jim
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By Jimzim
Case mount hardware it is, sounds simple...

Case mount hardware it is, sounds simple enough...Thanks, Jim
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By Jimzim
Alt. mount

I've searched without success, but I am trying to mount my Plane Power alternator on my 0-360 lyc. There is no mounting boss on the case, so I guess I need the mounting bracket Van's sells for this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By Jimzim
The ADAHRS went on a "shelf" constructed one bay...

The ADAHRS went on a "shelf" constructed one bay aft of the baggage compartment bulkhead...see the posts elsewhere, just search "2 comms".
And Ron, I'll PM you, I met a friend of yours at my hangar...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By Jimzim
Dynon boxes...

OK, after some great feedback from VAF, the ADAHRS is resting in it's new home in the fuselage. But does anyone have experience with a good location for the transponder and engime monitor boxes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,238
Posted By Jimzim
Thanks very much for all the feedback! I'll have...

Thanks very much for all the feedback! I'll have to think it through a bit further, but now I have some good options...Can't wait to get over the hump with all the avionics/wiring and get back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,238
Posted By Jimzim
2 comms...

I'm currently at the panel planning statge. I plan on 2 com radios, so I need 2 seperate antennas, correct?? They cannot share 1? Also, does anyone have experience with mounting the Skyview ADAHRS...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,789
Posted By Jimzim
route?

Soft plastic it is! Any suggestion as to how to route them (1 a/s and 1 AOA) from the left wing root through he spar? I hope to go side of the cockpit left wall, just not sure of the best way past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By Jimzim
Bob, Thanks very much for the information. I...

Bob, Thanks very much for the information. I was/am considering that option too, but I don't have access to a close quarters angle drill and they are very pricey. If I could just figure a way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By Jimzim
Strobe cable routing

So I ran my Whelen strobe cable from each wing root thru the wire run holes in the seat ribs just aft of the spar. Halfway thru the cable has to pass by the aluminum bracket which bolts to the spar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jimzim
firewall hardware

Does anyone have thoughts on what works best to seal firewall penetration points. I am beginning to run wires, and some new holes were drilled. The plans say insert a grommet and seal with...
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