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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By SeanB
EarthX Installation RV-7

Hi Dave,

I just swapped out my stock Van's battery box, plus Odyssey PC680. Installed a new EarthX ETX-900 battery with the insulated BB-TH battery case. This case is mirror like finish and looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,811
Posted By SeanB
Customer Support

Crow has AMAZING customer support. Products are very nice as well. Happy customer with multiple dealings.
Forum: Painting your RV 07-15-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By SeanB
Thanks all for your replies. For a friend's...

Thanks all for your replies. For a friend's plane and he used rattle can Duplicolor Filler Primer for now. He has a paint date later this year.
Forum: Painting your RV 07-14-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By SeanB
Pinhole Filler

Looking for a quick fix to delete some remaining pinholes in wheel pants, fairings. Filler primer was applied already. Have these products on hand. Purple is acrylic based, Bondo is polyester. ...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,874
Posted By SeanB
VPX and Chad rock!

Installed VPX Pro in my -7, no PPS because already installed traditional contractors. There was, and still may be, an optional mounting kit for VPX box…. not advertised. A dovetailed rail on one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,982
Posted By SeanB
OSH?

Allan,

Will you be at OSH? A friend of mine just puchased a gust lock from you. Looks nice, he says it works well. I may be ready to purchase.

Thanks,
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
I decided to give Joe’s idea of a hinge spanner...

I decided to give Joe’s idea of a hinge spanner bracket a try. I elected to install mine near the aft part of the bottom hinge. Keeps the fasteners “hidden”, but not as easy to access. Also, I can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-01-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Mark….beautiful! That’s what I’m shooting for...

Mark….beautiful! That’s what I’m shooting for with mine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-30-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Hi Larry, I was also questioning the flexibility...

Hi Larry,

I was also questioning the flexibility in the tips. But, I installed two upper and two lower stiffeners per tip. Foam, faired micro, then two layers of 9 oz. cloth to encapsulate. Made...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Thanks guys! I was also having similar thoughts...

Thanks guys! I was also having similar thoughts to mechanically stop top movement. Your ideas and pics are very helpful! I appreciate it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Tried it

Update…I added hinge material forward of the existing on both top and bottom runs. I got well into the curve of the leading edge with hopes of arresting play between the eyelets. Had to bevel a few...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Well, After Jeff's comment about the pin...I'm...

Well,
After Jeff's comment about the pin...I'm concerned. I see in a few of my photos, the hinge material is stamped, "MS20257-4 and -3". This may be hinge material referred to as P3 and P4 on Van's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Larry, Hinge material stops at the edge of the...

Larry,
Hinge material stops at the edge of the wingskins going aft. The wingtip support rib begins immediately aft. Pic in Post 1.

Jeff,
Hinge pin is what came with the hinges, I believe 0.090". ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Initial Try

Thanks again for all the suggestions. I decided to try adding more hinge material to the lower left wingtip. Got it forward enough that I could barely drive the pin, with a drill. Result....No...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Thanks for the replies, everyone. I did just use...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I did just use the standard pre-drilled holes of the aluminum skin to determine length. Wondering if I could add a bit more hinge material (4-5 eyelets) forward of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Hi Larry. Interesting thought. I do not have...

Hi Larry. Interesting thought. I do not have the hinges all the way forward. Could be a factor, as you describe. Pictures I’ve seen from prior builders seemed to leave a portion of fiberglass on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Mehrdad. I appreciate your reply.

Thanks, Mehrdad. I appreciate your reply.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
Posted By SeanB
Wingtips move, hinge method

Hello All,

I’ve just concluded installing the wingtips using the piano hinge method. Very happy with the results and was able to get the trailing edges to align with neutral ailerons. Used ProSeal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,573
Posted By SeanB
Wing tip fun

Good times making wing tips match!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By SeanB
Move antenna?

I have a two screen G3X Touch System. The PFD and the MFD are each using their own GA26 (C or X?) antennas. Would I be able to just unhook the MFD antenna and reassign it to the G5?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By SeanB
Thanks Rock and Brian. Good info from you both.

Thanks Rock and Brian. Good info from you both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By SeanB
What Now? Bent Canopy Skin.

Well, crud! Was being very careful not to open the canopy while fitting the upper forward skin. Spent several hours making a gap between the skins. Decided to open in up a little extra (nearly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By SeanB
OP40-11

Hi Larry,

Looking at OP40-11, Step 1, it states 3/8" minimum, 1/2" maximum space between baffles and cowl.

The paperclip trick was useful to deetermine this gap.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By SeanB
Larry, Post 3 on this thread gives a pretty good...

Larry,

Post 3 on this thread gives a pretty good visual.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=81892
In this case, going to muffler, or heat muff, then to heater valve on firewall. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Rocky! Getting really real now. Need TW...

Thanks, Rocky! Getting really real now. Need TW endorsement though. Happy to hear you are enjoying yours! Maybe we can meet up sometime in between home bases.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,067
Posted By SeanB
3D Print It!

Hello 3D printing guys!!!! Steve Melton??? Nice project. Should have quite a few takers. As mentioned, fairly straight to thread thru oil door opening. Something to hold upside down quart of oil.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By SeanB
Terrence, I installed taper pins proactively. ...

Terrence,

I installed taper pins proactively. Have not flown this plane yet. I've read that over time the traditional bolt setup could loosen some. Taper pins just allow me to tighten more if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By SeanB
Hey T Mac, I had an assist with a local machine...

Hey T Mac,

I had an assist with a local machine shop getting the tapered pins cut. There is a very good write-up, with the needed pins and tapered reamers that I used, from Flyboy Accessories. May...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By SeanB
Perfect! Thanks, Brian.

Perfect! Thanks, Brian.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By SeanB
Tailwheel Nut

Hi,
Servicing the tailwheel assembly before first flight. All is happy with fresh grease and no burrs on the pin. Wondering how much to tighten the top nut. Just enough to remove any up and down...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-28-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By SeanB
Install Kit

Fabio,

This makes it easy.....
http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/rv-7.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,355
Posted By SeanB
Just saw this was in the RV8 section. Moderator...

Just saw this was in the RV8 section. Moderator move this???
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,355
Posted By SeanB
Rudder Cap Better Fit

Adding to this thread, I just followed Dan's recommendation of removing then scarfing glass to alleviate the bottom rudder cap fit issues. Really, it wasn't that diffucult and the fit will be much...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By SeanB
On Van’s Site

Hi,

Is this what you need? Found under Service Bulletins on Van’s.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-14-01-31/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,891
Posted By SeanB
Received

Just received my Sky Designs Ball Bearing Aileron Bellcrank Bracket Kit. Very quick on delivery. Ordering was simple. Packaging very good. Product looks awesome! Can't wait to ge these on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By SeanB
Wing tips

All is good to proceed on your list, but I would hold off on doing the wingtips. When the wings are mated to the fuselage, and the ailerons and flaps are properly set, then do the wingtips. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,048
Posted By SeanB
Dog in the doghouse!

Cleco, our 3.5 year old rescue dog is the “dog in the doghouse.” She’s a good sport!:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 1,512,871
Posted By SeanB
Chipping Away

Finalizing things in the tail section. Getting closer to first engine start!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By SeanB
KFLY

Hi Bill,
I’m based at KFLY just east of Colorado Springs (Peyton). My -7 is getting close to first engine start. There are also other 7s and lots of other RVs on the field. Lots of resources for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,891
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Ken. Makes sense. Placing an order. ...

Thanks, Ken. Makes sense. Placing an order. BTW....would be interested in RV-7 jackpoints if you decide to make those.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,891
Posted By SeanB
Bracket Thickness

Ken,
Looks like a very nice product. I’m wondering with the additional thickness of the brackets, will it be necessary to take additional material off the powder coated steel tubes (WD-421, RV7) to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By SeanB
Canopy Fairing and Sika

Hello,

I still need to build the fiberglass fairing for my RV7 (tipper) canopy. The canopy is bonded with Sika and there is a bead along the front curve, where the fiberglass transition fairing...
Forum: Reviews 01-07-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By SeanB
Tosten

Wanted to say, “thanks” to Kevin at Tosten Manufacturing. Aside from the excellent products Tosten supplies, the support I just received from Kevin was exceptional. He went above and beyond. Great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,740
Posted By SeanB
SDS Billet Covers with o-rings

Another great option are the billet covers offered by SDS. these have a machined o-ring groove in them. No more gasket...use the provided o-ring. Keeps everything captured and in place. Way less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By SeanB
Repaired pic.

Repaired pic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By SeanB
Coolness!

Friend, John Armstrong’s -9A sitting in the sun with canopy up produced this unique image. You can see dash fan silhouette on headrest with “Experimental” in background.
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By SeanB
Thanks for the replies, all. Rocky..hope you're...

Thanks for the replies, all. Rocky..hope you're having lotsa fun with your plane!
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By SeanB
foot room

Does this eliminate any foot room? Imagining a long cross-country and changing foot positions a bunch.
Forum: Reviews 10-20-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,153
Posted By SeanB
It's great!

I really enjoyed the support (as always) in working with Steve to get this kit installed in my plane. This kit made everything very tidy and professional looking. The red cube is very secure and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By SeanB
Draker

There is a gentleman on VAF that goes by, "DRAKER" (Ryan Drake). It looks like he may have some helpful pics on his site for you.

https://stiletto.smugmug.com/RV7/Firewall-Forward/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,555
Posted By SeanB
Hey Rocky, I will pass along your message. Glad...

Hey Rocky,

I will pass along your message. Glad to hear you are flying and enjoying yours! All the best!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,555
Posted By SeanB
First Flight, John Armstrong -9A

Witnessed my friend, John Armstrong, lift off for the first time today in his well built -9A. Great prep and all was very well executed. On to Phase 1, but first….time to celebrate! Congrats, John!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,855
Posted By SeanB
Paint

Also need a little extra clearance for eventual paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,792
Posted By SeanB
Scott, Seems your CQ1 keeps getting better and...

Scott,

Seems your CQ1 keeps getting better and better. Now with BT! I have a pair of Halos that have only hangar flown to this point. Getting closer by the decade to flying my -7. The Halos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By SeanB
Thank you, gentlemen! Appreciate your help!

Thank you, gentlemen! Appreciate your help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By SeanB
G3X Touch…..What are these lines?

Hey,
My RV7 is still under construction. My G3X System is up and running. I keep noticing “breadcrumb” looking lines on the MFD Map Page. They never go away and seem to be piling up. Looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,836
Posted By SeanB
What about applying the Sika Primer to the inside...

What about applying the Sika Primer to the inside of the canopy (if I understand your need correctly)? Makes a nice Targa look. Obscures view of the roll bar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By SeanB
Finger screen length

Anyone recall about how long the finger screen is for a standard sump? Engine is Aerosport IO-375 with vertical induction. One of the exhaust tail pipe hangars may be a future interference. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By SeanB
More...

More discussion:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190072&highlight=prop+Aerosport
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By SeanB
I own an IO-375 and I'm sure I'll love it once I...

I own an IO-375 and I'm sure I'll love it once I fly. Darren and the crew have been awesome with support at Aerosport. In the course of shopping for props, I ran across information from WW stating...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 114,818
Posted By SeanB
Congrats on the move, Martin! That's a big deal!...

Congrats on the move, Martin! That's a big deal! Loving the paint scheme and look of your plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By SeanB
Perfect Landing

If you have time while at KAPA, grab a bite at "The Perfect Landing" restaurant. Great food and nice views of the ramp and runways.
https://theperfectlanding.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,242
Posted By SeanB
Stein Air

I would try Stein Air for guidance. Always responsive and very helpful, plus extensive knowledge of the product.

Also, interesting YouTube regarding SD card...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By SeanB
Hi Buck, Looked up a reciept from 2020. $344.38...

Hi Buck,

Looked up a reciept from 2020. $344.38 from Aircraft Propeller Service.
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