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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By nilberg
I had three rivets on each side to nowhere. The...

I had three rivets on each side to nowhere.
The I stuffed it with flox:

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=N741BN&project=2288&category=12744&log=253445&row=57
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By nilberg
I asked Vans, during a Q&A session at Oshkosh, if...

I asked Vans, during a Q&A session at Oshkosh, if there were any plans to change the 7 tip up design similar to RV-14. The answer was ďNoĒ.
Fair enough, they need to look forward ......
Forum: Texas (South) 02-14-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By nilberg
Iím out traveling, so Iím out for this time.

Iím out traveling, so Iím out for this time.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By nilberg
There will be door prizes ! Van's 2020 Calendar...

There will be door prizes !

Van's 2020 Calendar for the first 4 arrivals (but only if you didn't get one last month....).
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By nilberg
Sounds cool. Looking forward to the lights.

Sounds cool. Looking forward to the lights.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,043,443
Posted By nilberg
What type of fuse holders are those ?

What type of fuse holders are those ?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,043,443
Posted By nilberg
Fitting panel and...

Fitting panel and avionics....
https://photos.smugmug.com/VAF/i-TVHVs33/0/9f3942f3/L/2020011412540865-380470178289315792-IMG_0465_heic-L.jpg

Sub panel cutout. Need to fit angles and stiffen things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By nilberg
Pretty sure they're not. RV-7 uses part number...

Pretty sure they're not.

RV-7 uses part number U-601-L-PC and U-601-R-PC (on DWG46)

RV-7A uses part number U-701A-L/R (on DWG 34A)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
I managed to finalize my layout and get the panel...

I managed to finalize my layout and get the panel cut, painted and engraved (Steinair).

I also managed to use all my savings money on avionics, sans GTN-650, as if I knew GTN-650XI would come (which...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By nilberg
I actually have one of those actuators that you...

I actually have one of those actuators that you can borrow to test out the geometry.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By nilberg
I have the grove cylinders, but the geometry...

I have the grove cylinders, but the geometry should be the same.
If you angle the pedal frame a little more forward the brake pedals can be tilted to reach the bolt hole on the cylinders.

I'll see...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-18-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By nilberg
Inside the Aviator Grill at the North Terminal,...

Inside the Aviator Grill at the North Terminal, sometimes people hang out just outside at the FBO.

https://photos.smugmug.com/VAF/i-RqbZFLg/0/07b3fe72/L/Picture3-L.jpg
Forum: Autopilots 12-17-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By nilberg
That looks really good. I can see you took into...

That looks really good.

I can see you took into consideration minimizing the connector as the original is just as deep as the GMU itself.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-17-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there. I might even bore you with my 3D...

I'll be there.

I might even bore you with my 3D and 2D panel designs.....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,936
Posted By nilberg
I took a slightly different approach and filled...

I took a slightly different approach and filled the void with flox (the coloring it's just me testing and not...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-18-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,348
Posted By nilberg
titanhank, After a building hiatus, Iím looking...

titanhank,

After a building hiatus, Iím looking into the cable solution again.
What material and thickness did you use for the stand offs that secured the bulkhead fittings on the cable ?
Forum: Texas (South) 11-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there. I hope someone will join me as I...

I'll be there.

I hope someone will join me as I am dying to show off my 3D and 2D designs for my panel and avionics to someone that actually care. All I get from my wife is "yeah, that looks nice..."
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-13-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Posted By nilberg
Thank you for sharing. Prudent use of checklist...

Thank you for sharing.
Prudent use of checklist is the first barrier, I also plan to install microswitches on both lock mechanism with a big red CANOPY OPEN light on my panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By nilberg
Two different approaches. Steinair do the...

Two different approaches. Steinair do the “classic” wiring from connector to connector between the units. While FastStack using a central hub, i.e. wiring from each unit connectors to a hub. I do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,507
Posted By nilberg
I have not tried the FPE tool, but I found the...

I have not tried the FPE tool, but I found the the LibreCAD pretty easy to use and plenty of Youtube videos if you get stuck.

It works directly with the DXF format so no need to convert. I also got...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By nilberg
Also, the clecos from different manufacturer are...

Also, the clecos from different manufacturer are slightly different. I bought clecos in different places, they are all stored in the same place. Some of them lose their "shinyness" after a while...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By nilberg
I went a little different route as I replaced the...

I went a little different route as I replaced the Van's supplied tubing with 5052-O.

I made a template in separate sections, where I think the one you mention was the first one. With all the 3...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Not as PIC, too many compromises to get to a...

Not as PIC, too many compromises to get to a layout that works from both seats.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Yes, indeed. A lot of good advice and I changed a...

Yes, indeed. A lot of good advice and I changed a few bits as it got me thinking.

1. The G5 is intended as a backup. The suggestion of putting in the center grew on me.

2. I moved the MASTER and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Yes, even with the almost 14 modification, I can...

Yes, even with the almost 14 modification, I can cross-reach to the left. I also get 1/3 of the MFD as well.
The left is mostly start and run up and endurance functions.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Yes, you are correct. I am getting it cut by...

Yes, you are correct. I am getting it cut by Steinair, so I can have any height.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
10" These are the GDU 460, the drawings in...

10"

These are the GDU 460, the drawings in earlier posts includes Garmin’s DXF files which illustrates the cutout and the frame behind the panel. The unit themselves will be attached to that frame...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
I used LibreCAD an opensource 2D CAD program....

I used LibreCAD an opensource 2D CAD program. Solidworks was way to heavy for my laptop. In addition LibreCAD are available for both MacOS and Windows.
I used the dxf file from Vans as basis and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
My thinking was to map it to how most of the...

My thinking was to map it to how most of the flying is done (VFR). As you see now, I will run through procedures and checklist with the full size mock up.
I was tempted to put the seats in first and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
I was thinking that at first, but will either...

I was thinking that at first, but will either just shorten the release pull-rod to the sub panel or use a push pull cable a re-route it away from the panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Here's my $3.65 (paper) version of the panel...

Here's my $3.65 (paper) version of the panel installed.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-7/i-x9zr45F/0/bbd741cf/X2/IMG_0066-X2.jpg

The rest of the week will be used to run through various procedures...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Of course, I totally misunderstood the P-Mag...

Of course, I totally misunderstood the P-Mag wiring. After re-reading the various threads, I think I finally get it:

Wether using a 2- or 3-pos switch:

1. OFF: P-lead grounded (no sparks, aka kill...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Latest version of the panel. Putting the G5 in...

Latest version of the panel.

Putting the G5 in the center has grown on me. It makes the panel less cramped and have freed up some room to put an obscure "Alternate Static switch" o the left.

I am...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
I still need to ground the P—lead when testing,...

I still need to ground the P—lead when testing, that is what I meant with test.

The P-Mags is powered outside the VPX.

Critical G3x equipment including PFD have secondary power from the IBBS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
My Alt Air is for the fuel servo inlet, not the...

My Alt Air is for the fuel servo inlet, not the static.
I do however see I forgot to include an alternative for the static. I am not sure Iíll put it in the panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Yes, my labeling is not ideal, your suggestion...

Yes, my labeling is not ideal, your suggestion was what I intended, but I got a little sloppy, to focus on lining things up. I’ll use the LT-005 from Steinair which is a locking switch which would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
Thank you for all the input. I have separated...

Thank you for all the input.
I have separated some of the controls and made small adjustments:

- Distance between engine/flight and environmental controls. E.g. Distance between ALT AIR and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,357
Posted By nilberg
N741BN - Panel Review

Here's my two panel options:

Option 1: With Compass
As I need a 2 1/2 opening for the EI Commander, I was thinking of also have another 2 1/2 instrument, why not a...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-19-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By nilberg
Houston Area October Lunch

Anyone heading to Weiser air park today for lunch ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,393
Posted By nilberg
I also plan to use the Princeton 2 point...

I also plan to use the Princeton 2 point converters with Vans capacitive plates.
I was unaware of the power issues when using them with GEA 24, do any other builder experience with this combination...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,310
Posted By nilberg
I found out when I was building the Empennage...

I found out when I was building the Empennage (first time big shake squeezing with pneumatic tool), that I got better result have the part sticking out of the workbench and let the yoke ‘hang’ on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,303
Posted By nilberg
I tried Fusion 360 as well, but ended up with...

I tried Fusion 360 as well, but ended up with FreeCAD for simplicity and loads of YouTube How-tos. Fusion 360s export command export the visible component to many formats. IGS or STP is pretty...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-01-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,303
Posted By nilberg
What CAD software are you using ? Many of them...

What CAD software are you using ?
Many of them have export functionality for STEP.
Solidworks was too heavy for my laptop so ended up with FreeCAD. It reads IGN and STEP files.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,303
Posted By nilberg
Thanks. Using Google Photo is like playing the...

Thanks. Using Google Photo is like playing the lottery, some show up some don't.
I'll check what's going on...

Changed to Smugmug, should be working now.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,303
Posted By nilberg
I am more or less at the same stage. I added some...

I am more or less at the same stage. I added some more structures to check clearances etc.

You cannot have the GTN-650 too high up as it will interfere with the canopy release mechanism.

I also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,851
Posted By nilberg
Is the compass card PAI-700 ? If so, I was...

Is the compass card PAI-700 ?
If so, I was thinking the same for my RV-7, but I was not sure about access to the adjustment screws when panel mounted.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-19-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there.

Iíll be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-20-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By nilberg
First time in many years not going to Oshkosh, so...

First time in many years not going to Oshkosh, so Hooks it is then.

See you there.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By nilberg
Yes, I will be there.

Yes, I will be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 04-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there.

Iíll be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there. Hopefullly not as lonely as I was...

Iíll be there. Hopefullly not as lonely as I was last month at Weiser ....
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there.

I'll be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 11-15-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there.

Iíll be there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By nilberg
What about putting magic tape in the suspected...

What about putting magic tape in the suspected areas and then see which part get scratched/damaged.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-07-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 126,902
Posted By nilberg
My bet is on a slider as the shape of the F-757...

My bet is on a slider as the shape of the F-757 has a cut out instead of the holes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By nilberg
I did mine just before riveting the leading edge...

I did mine just before riveting the leading edge to the spar:
http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=N741BN&project=2288&category=9329&log=208646&row=77

The lens was cut with a bandsaw...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-31-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By nilberg
Iím in Katy, west of Houston building a RV-7. I...

Iím in Katy, west of Houston building a RV-7.
I am about to mate the wings in a few weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By nilberg
1" left and 7/8" right is standard. The...

1" left and 7/8" right is standard.

The difference in stick diameter is because the left (1") is permanent welded to the control column while the right is inserted into a 1" 'socket' which is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 519,326
Posted By nilberg
From the pictures, it looks like youíre setup for...

From the pictures, it looks like youíre setup for Ďsikaflexingí the canopy. Thatís nearly as fun as hanging engines ......
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 519,326
Posted By nilberg
Good stuff. I hope to do that soon myself. Donít...

Good stuff. I hope to do that soon myself.
Donít want to be a Debby downer, but I assume itís temporary as I did notice that the FW penetrations are not done. The recess riveting will also be a PITA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By nilberg
Tim, I'm in Katy (Firethorne) building a RV-7 in...

Tim,

I'm in Katy (Firethorne) building a RV-7 in my very chaotic garage.

You're welcomed to take a look and in the near future I will fit the wings.

Send a PM for details.
Forum: Texas (South) 10-19-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By nilberg
I have family visiting, so I'll pass this time.

I have family visiting, so I'll pass this time.
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