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Forum: RV-10 02-03-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By Bevan
A few things Iíve learned about preventing vapour...

A few things Iíve learned about preventing vapour lock. Itís caused by one or a combination of factors. This is nothing new for most of you but judging by some of the comments above, and for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By Bevan
[/QUOTE] Is the existing tie-down the main load...

[/QUOTE]

Is the existing tie-down the main load bearing attach point? May I assume theres a secondary attachpoint further aft for side-side stability but much load bearing? If so, how far...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Bevan
Why? If it curves aft, you will likely run out...

Why? If it curves aft, you will likely run out of room before running out of ďtravelĒ. The RV14 likely has different cockpit layout requiring the bend.

Bevan
Forum: Canada 01-05-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Bevan
CARs 549 and the exemption

In Canada, CARs Chapter 549 describes the rules for the Amateur-built category. Itís been a while and Iím tying to refresh my memory of 549 and the 549 exemption. Perhaps a thread dedicated to this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By Bevan
Iíd be interested in a pair of shrouds. Bevan

Iíd be interested in a pair of shrouds.

Bevan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,721
Posted By Bevan
Look again for evidence of a fuel leak at all the...

Look again for evidence of a fuel leak at all the fittings upstream of the mechanical fuel pump INCLUDING the duplex valve. Youíre looking for blue stain assuming your using 100LL. A possible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By Bevan
iPad Mini mounted on a RAM mount to the fuselage...

iPad Mini mounted on a RAM mount to the fuselage side above my left thigh in an RV7A. I wouldnít have it any other way. Love it.

Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Bevan
More info needed. Do you fly IFR? Is the...

More info needed.

Do you fly IFR?
Is the aircraft electrically dependant?
Do you have just a single alternator, or also backup alternator?
Do you have a separate essential bus?

The battery has...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bevan
When someone compliments me on the ďpaint jobĒ...

When someone compliments me on the ďpaint jobĒ and I tell them itís not paint, I get this face... 😍

Bevan
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bevan
I used 3m 1080 directly onto freshly cleaned...

I used 3m 1080 directly onto freshly cleaned alclad aluminum. Interior skins were primed and a couple areas on the exterior where the alclad had a scratch.

The factory vinyl was left on as long as...
Forum: Propellers 11-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Bevan
I have only flown my RV7A with a 7497 prop. ...

I have only flown my RV7A with a 7497 prop. Likely for a number of reasons, my 7 doesn’t quite get to Vans cruise numbers. The prop may be the major contributor to this. It will be interesting to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-06-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,015
Posted By Bevan
Instead of a rubber O-ring, I riveted an aluminum...

Instead of a rubber O-ring, I riveted an aluminum flange commonly used for a scat tube. The flange had a nice curved edge to protect the fuel line.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,492
Posted By Bevan
For those of you that want to run one tank dry...

For those of you that want to run one tank dry (for whatever reason), you may want to take a look at this low fuel sensor. Ive just discovered this and got me thinking that if it was put into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,500
Posted By Bevan
Relays are simply electrically controlled...

Relays are simply electrically controlled switches that are designed to handle more current than a traditional switch which make/break the connections without damage due to arcing etc. In other...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bevan
Yes. Antenna placement can be an important thing....

Yes. Antenna placement can be an important thing. Certain spacing should be maintained between potential victims and antagonists. Here is what I have done on my RV7A with good results.

Comm 1 is on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Bevan
I have my VOR/ILS antenna on the top of the...

I have my VOR/ILS antenna on the top of the vertical fin. I obtained piece of square tube (approx 3/4-1Ē square not sure), mounted it to the top rib under the tip. Then mounted the antenna to the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-19-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,556
Posted By Bevan
It’s not just about the airplane, basic...

It’s not just about the airplane, basic trigonometry has a role to play. Assuming the glide slope for your “stabilized” approach is 3 degrees and your expected descent rate is 500fpm, your forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Bevan
Assuming you don't need into the access panels...

Assuming you don't need into the access panels very often, you could put a sheet of automotive vinyl over them.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By Bevan
Bad Elf

Bad Elf makes a plug in GPS module for the IPAD. It also has a charge port on the side so the IPAD can still run off shipís power when using the GPS.

Thereís also a free App from ITUNES that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Bevan
Yes, I would suspect a leak in the static system....

Yes, I would suspect a leak in the static system. If itís tight, you should see the altimeter jump/drop when activating the alternate static switch.

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By Bevan
Hot starts donít need to be a problem and are no...

Hot starts donít need to be a problem and are no reason to shy away from going with fuel injection. IMHO.

Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By Bevan
Cleveland - Grove wheels and brakes

Are the bolt patterns, brake disc position standard (interchangeable) from Clevelands to Grove wheels and brakes? In other words, if I change the wheels, do I also have to change the brake cylinders...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By Bevan
That's pretty good! What oil brand/weight are you...

That's pretty good! What oil brand/weight are you using? My older 0-360 seems to burn 1 Qt in 12 hrs when using Aeroshell W100plus but 1 qt in 6 hrs when using Aeroshell W80plus.

Bevan
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By Bevan
Check the power input cord and secure it in such...

Check the power input cord and secure it in such a way that the plug is held in tight. It may vibrate out. Ask me how I know.

Bevan
Forum: Reviews 08-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bevan
My experience as well a few years ago. ...

My experience as well a few years ago. Consistently great service for hard to find hardware and knowledge.

Bevan
Forum: Canada 08-14-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bevan
smoke forecast

Here's a website for EXPERIMENTAL forecasted smoke from known fires.

Use it as just one piece of data and at your own risk!!!

http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-CA-01/current

Bevan
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By Bevan
Wouldn’t it be better and safer to put the fuel...

Wouldn’t it be better and safer to put the fuel flow sender FWF downstream of the fuel pumps? On injected motors, many are putting the fuel flow sender downstream of the servo and prior to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Bevan
Or the panel can be made modular so most wiring...

Or the panel can be made modular so most wiring and servicing can be done when sitting upright in the seats. Bevan.

http://i65.tinypic.com/jqniug.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,118
Posted By Bevan
I use the Vans FPS version on the RV7A and get...

I use the Vans FPS version on the RV7A and get slightly more than 40 degrees (full travel of the flaps). It may depend on how it's adjusted.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,892
Posted By Bevan
Canopy cover. Tool bag containing: the screw...

Canopy cover.
Tool bag containing:
the screw drivers and wrench sizes your plane needs.
Baggies containing a sample of electrical terminals, screws, nuts, washers, cotter pins etc that are found on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Bevan
During the building phase, I plumbed return lines...

During the building phase, I plumbed return lines to both tanks through a duplex fuel selector. The return lines are used regularly by the purge valve (Airflow performance) and occasionally with a...
Forum: ADS-B 06-29-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bevan
Did you contact OpenFlightSolutions and what did...

Did you contact OpenFlightSolutions and what did they say?

Bevan
Forum: Canada 06-28-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Bevan
If you fly out of range of a ground station, I...

If you fly out of range of a ground station, I assume the weather map will not be up to date. How often does it update and does the iPad screen indicate “not in contact with a ground station” or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Bevan
You might consider doing it yourself with vinyl,...

You might consider doing it yourself with vinyl, or just color accents in vinyl.

Bevan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-25-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,928
Posted By Bevan
If your IPAD is getting hot and/or shutting own,...

If your IPAD is getting hot and/or shutting own, consider closing all unnecessary applications or turning on "airplane mode". This will also extend the run time (using less power = less heat...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,928
Posted By Bevan
IPAD mini 4 with FltPlanGo has been excellent in...

IPAD mini 4 with FltPlanGo has been excellent in the cockpit with bubble canopy RV7A. I have it mounted using a RAM Mount on the left side so it faces my eyes pretty much straight on. I donít have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bevan
3 years and 165+ hrs so far and no problem. ...

3 years and 165+ hrs so far and no problem. Everything you see is vinyl wrap except for the cowl, wheel pants and Wing tips. I wipe down after each day of flying so the bugs don’t accumulate and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,221
Posted By Bevan
165 hrs over 3 years on one Shorai 18ah battery. ...

165 hrs over 3 years on one Shorai 18ah battery. RV7A with IO-360 and heavy prop. I ran the battery dead once right at the beginning of its life by leaving the master switch on for a few hours by...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,282
Posted By Bevan
I too have one of Daytonís quadrants in my RV7A...

I too have one of Daytonís quadrants in my RV7A and wouldnít have it any other way. Iíve added brackets to each side for all the other pushpull cables (cabin heat, alternate air, purge valve,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-09-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bevan
Can the GDL39 be powered from a USB type cord? ...

Can the GDL39 be powered from a USB type cord? The website doesnít say.

Bevan
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bevan
I use an IPAD mini (non cellular) with a Bad Elf...

I use an IPAD mini (non cellular) with a Bad Elf plug in gps module for VFR navigation. It works great and run off ships power as the Bad Elf has a power in port. I use it with FltPlanGo.

Tip, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By Bevan
I found my main gear shimmied when tire pressure...

I found my main gear shimmied when tire pressure was over 35lbs. I keep them between 25-30lb and no more shimmy.

Nose wheel 35 lb.

I should add, my main tires are 380x150x5 and nose tire is 500x5....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,841
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, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,841
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
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/RV-12iS 05-16-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,441
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, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,018
Posted By Bevan
Thanks for the suggestions and tips. Bevan

Thanks for the suggestions and tips. Bevan
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,018
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,001
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, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
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, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
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, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,612
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, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,002
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,002
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,002
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, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
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, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
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, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,861
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...
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