VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 09-04-2018, 01:53 PM
findane findane is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 39
Default spring loaded oil door

There was a company called Justrvparts use to sell a spring loaded oil door. Anybody know where they are and if they're still making the door?
__________________
Dues paid 2018
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-04-2018, 02:16 PM
pilotkms pilotkms is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: WARNER ROBINS, GA
Posts: 216
Default Aircraft Spruce

Search “oil door spring”. Both the spring and the hinge will appear.
__________________
Keith
RV 7A RV #9700
N325KS the Flying “K”
Built in SoCal KCCB, now @ KPXE
200+ Hours & 5x cross the USA
2018 OSH - yes
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-04-2018, 03:58 PM
Bavafa Bavafa is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,506
Default

Cleaveland tools has one that is pretty nice. I have used it in my old 7 and now on the 14. It has a spring that will pop open once unlocked. You will know it before flight if it is not locked.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Oil-Do.../#.W47xbq_rupo
__________________
Mehrdad
N825SM RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
N825MS RV14A - IO390 - Phase one
Dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-04-2018, 05:53 PM
starkw1 starkw1 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Plymouth, MN
Posts: 31
Default Spring loaded oil door

I used the spring from as mouse trap on my oil door.

Works fine.

Warren
RV-7 N671CW
Plymouth, MN
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-05-2018, 01:50 PM
findane findane is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 39
Default

Thanks forthe replies. I googled a variety of combinations of "oil door" and "spring" but it's not what I was looking for. I saw an oil door that was spring loaded where you pushed down to open and the oil door would spring back closed. It was a compete assembly. Sold by a company called Justrvparts. I can't find any information on the company
__________________
Dues paid 2018
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-05-2018, 02:11 PM
akarmy's Avatar
akarmy akarmy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 656
Default

Here is the one I used. It both eliminates the hinge eyelets from view on the outside of the cowl, and gives a spring to open it. I then used an aluminum door and some bent angle to stiffen it. The door is held in place with a single hartwell latch.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Oil-Do.../#.W5Apg5NKg8s
__________________
Andy Karmy
Covington WA

RV-8 - Flying!
RV-9A - sold

Nov 2018 Paid
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:13 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.