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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-01-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By RV7 To Go
FS: Duckworks 50W HID

Have 2 new Duckworks round 50 watt HID lamps with power supplies for sale. Mfg price is $110 ea or $200 for 2. Selling for $55 ea or $100 for 2 plus shipping. No mounting hardware is included. PM if...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-21-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By RV7 To Go
I will take it. PM incoming.

I will take it. PM incoming.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-05-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By RV7 To Go
I will take the RV bits fairings. Sending PM with...

I will take the RV bits fairings. Sending PM with info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By RV7 To Go
Before replacing my AmeriKing 121.5 which failed...

Before replacing my AmeriKing 121.5 which failed after 3 yrs from new, I spoke to 2 different shops servicing ELT's. Both told me the same thing. They have the fewest issues with the Kannad. Artex...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By RV7 To Go
I just went through this after purchasing a...

I just went through this after purchasing a partially completed RV8. Vans require a bill of sale and a signed waiver agreement. Mine took a week or so after emailing the info. Jasmine Hudnall sent me...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By RV7 To Go
On my 7 that flange is connected to the cabin...

On my 7 that flange is connected to the cabin heat muff with 2" scat. Carb heat is off the fwd crossover pipe.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,036
Posted By RV7 To Go
I put Summit Racing 40 micron SS mesh filters in...

I put Summit Racing 40 micron SS mesh filters in the root of both wings on my 7. Plan on doing the same on my 8 when I get that far. As long as you seal the vent and your cap seals properly, when you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have heated seats and 2 heat muffs in my 7. It...

I have heated seats and 2 heat muffs in my 7. It is tight for muffs but does fit. When you install the muffs hook them up in series, as has been mentioned, but also with reverse flow...meaning put...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By RV7 To Go
My friend has an inspection booked for his Rocket...

My friend has an inspection booked for his Rocket Feb 6 at CNC3 Brampton. No issue from this inspector. Another friend with an imported 8 at CZBA Burlington has been speaking with his inspector. He...
Forum: Safety 01-02-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By RV7 To Go
This is what I have done on two 4's and my 7....

This is what I have done on two 4's and my 7. Very easy to do. Only takes a couple minutes to drill off the flare and drive out the stud. install with a bolt and large washer. Might need to enlarge...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-17-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. Only add air a couple of times per year as...

+1.

Only add air a couple of times per year as opposed to every month or more with the regular tubes. Also, yes to the 90* stems for both Cleveland and Matco split wheels on my 4 & 7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By RV7 To Go
I also broke the corner on my 7 tipper. Bought...

I also broke the corner on my 7 tipper. Bought some Weld On 3 and glued it back together. I then made a small rectangle of scrap canopy cutoff which overlapped the crack by an inch or so. I bevelled...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By RV7 To Go
Don't know about the best but I put a Tempest on...

Don't know about the best but I put a Tempest on my carb'd O-360. No issues so far after 4 years and 525 hrs.
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,182
Posted By RV7 To Go
You might be able to get there with the UL520 for...

You might be able to get there with the UL520 for power. It is 108kg (236lb) with starter and alternator putting out 180-200 hp. I would guess you would have to make a longer mtr mt to move the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By RV7 To Go
I called B&C when I was installing mine. They...

I called B&C when I was installing mine. They said it is not required but will not hurt. I installed one for my own piece of mind.
Forum: Canada 08-18-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By RV7 To Go
Don't worry about the inspection. It is there to...

Don't worry about the inspection. It is there to make you safe, not keep you on the ground. Prior to my inspection I had our local AME/RV builder have a good look at the plane and fixed the few snags...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,561
Posted By RV7 To Go
Wow that's expensive! I just insured my new RV-4...

Wow that's expensive! I just insured my new RV-4 with Marsh Wings Gold for $1500/yr with full coverage 2M liability (only $70K value though). EAA Canada (Nacora) quoted slightly less with Old...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,332
Posted By RV7 To Go
To save weight on the tail, for $500 you can save...

To save weight on the tail, for $500 you can save 1lb by using the Skydesigns titanium tail spring and another 1lb by using Flybys lightweight tailwheel tire.
Forum: RV-4 07-30-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By RV7 To Go
As a starting point just go with the...

As a starting point just go with the defaults.

Started flying my 4 with the Skyview Classic last week. No changes from the default settings required so far, even in mild turbulence, after 16 hrs to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,135
Posted By RV7 To Go
No FI here but even the Facet boost pumps for...

No FI here but even the Facet boost pumps for carb installations require a 74 micron filter on the inlet. I installed AN6 in-line filters from Summit Racing in the wing roots of both my 7 and 4. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have found Fuel Lube to be too sticky. I have...

I have found Fuel Lube to be too sticky. I have been using Krytox 205 for the last 7 years. Works great on fuel valves, fuel caps, gascolators....It is expensive but only requires a very light...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-10-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By RV7 To Go
I went through the same dilemma for my 7. Ended...

I went through the same dilemma for my 7. Ended up using the Barry mts. Didn't find any data on why I should spend the extra money on the Lords. Only 4 yrs and 530 hrs so far with no signs of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By RV7 To Go
Our club planes and one of the Rv's on the field...

Our club planes and one of the Rv's on the field were painted in Orillia at Orillia Aviation. They do nice work. A few here at CNC3 have been done at Purple Hill. Nice work as well. Flying Colours in...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,561
Posted By RV7 To Go
Had the final inspection on my 4 done on June 6....

Had the final inspection on my 4 done on June 6. Still waiting for the MDRA to send my special CofA. I don't think Transport gets involved until the 25 hrs are flown off. Then you apply and pay TC...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. Bought two 300 ml tubes and didn't use all of...

+1. Bought two 300 ml tubes and didn't use all of one tube on my 7 tipper. Used less than half of both the cleaner and primer. All good after 4 yrs and 500+ hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have an O-320 in a similar situation to you....

I have an O-320 in a similar situation to you. Stored for about as long after it had been run for 286 hrs since OH. I just plan on doing what one of the famous engine gurus suggested, which is put in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By RV7 To Go
If you are talking about the FT-60 Red Cube the...

If you are talking about the FT-60 Red Cube the mfg installation says the following:

"If the aircraft has a fuel pump(s), the flow transducer MUST be installed downstream of the last fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By RV7 To Go
The Toronto RAA Chapter negotiated the deal with...

The Toronto RAA Chapter negotiated the deal with ACS. Free shipping on orders over $250 and a discount that varies with the item purchased. Not sure if it applies to the RAA National or not. I called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By RV7 To Go
I replaced my 121.5 AmeriKing (which was only...

I replaced my 121.5 AmeriKing (which was only 3yrs old and didn't pass recertification) last summer with a Kannad. More expensive but has a 10 yr warranty vs 30 mths for the Artex. After speaking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 34,291
Posted By RV7 To Go
As Dan mentioned...more info is needed in order...

As Dan mentioned...more info is needed in order to provide relevant suggestions...carb model, ignition and timing, baffling...



I modified my 10-3878 with the Mooney mod kit #A666-660. It increased...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 34,291
Posted By RV7 To Go
No expert here...but on a stock cowl setup I...

No expert here...but on a stock cowl setup I believe it could be a contributing factor. I think the ramps act like a sort of Venturi to smooth out the airflow and keep it going instead of having it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 34,291
Posted By RV7 To Go
The "eyebrows" are the inlet ramps which are...

The "eyebrows" are the inlet ramps which are glassed in from the top of the inlet opening to the underside of the top cowling along the top of both inlets. When installed they will be open on both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. Only saving 4oz over the Flyboys Delux TW on...

+1. Only saving 4oz over the Flyboys Delux TW on sale for $79 US which has good bearings and wears well. Just doesn't look as cool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,137
Posted By RV7 To Go
As has been said already, carb would not be a...

As has been said already, carb would not be a deal breaker for me either. Many other things that need to check out first. I don't think a carb gives you more to worry about, just different things to...
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By RV7 To Go
I converted my 4 with the bent tailspring to full...

I converted my 4 with the bent tailspring to full swivel. Vans tech support sent me a drawing for the spring mod. I used the Bell fork with the stock springs and a Flyboys Delux tailwheel, which has...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,153
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. Same experience as Bill. I have been using...

+1. Same experience as Bill.

I have been using Krytox on the fuel caps for the past 6 years. I clean and relube the caps every 2nd annual, just because, not because the caps are stiff to open. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,796
Posted By RV7 To Go
I slip my 7 with full flaps all the time. Slow...

I slip my 7 with full flaps all the time. Slow her down and she descends fast. Slipping increases the rate of descent even more. As has been said, know your stall...and don't. Used to slip my 4 with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have not sealed the flapper in either my 4 or...

I have not sealed the flapper in either my 4 or my 7. Have not found a need. In my 7 the door on my SS heat box seals ok.

Here is what I have done for winter flying. I use 2 heat muffs in series,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,082
Posted By RV7 To Go
Not sure it is a new thing. I mounted my oil...

Not sure it is a new thing. I mounted my oil cooler on the engine mount after my baffles cracked and then the cooler mounting flange cracked within the first 50 hrs. No problems now after another 400...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-04-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,009
Posted By RV7 To Go
Not an easy change. Rotec now recommends a fuel...

Not an easy change. Rotec now recommends a fuel return line and an air/fuel ratio gauge for setting it up. As mentioned the primer cable, prefilter requirements and linkage changes.

Can't speak to...
Forum: RV-4 02-17-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,525
Posted By RV7 To Go
One of the guys on the field has a similar issue...

One of the guys on the field has a similar issue with carb heat on his O-360 powered 6A. The inlet door opens a bit even during an 1800 RPM mag check. Same thing in the air. If he keeps pulling on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By RV7 To Go
My tanks ran almost completely dry in both flight...

My tanks ran almost completely dry in both flight attitude and tail low (RV7). My calcs are at the hangar but only a couple ounces left in either tank and both have flop tubes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,116
Posted By RV7 To Go
Personally I agree with the others that build...

Personally I agree with the others that build labour has little to no monetary value. It does, however, offer much personal satisfaction.

A few months ago a friend at our field and I purchased a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By RV7 To Go
I would add the steps to the 7 (Horrors, I know)....

I would add the steps to the 7 (Horrors, I know). Can be added later but much easier during the build.

I installed one after the fact to the passenger side of mine. My vertically challenged wife and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By RV7 To Go
I just cut up old cotton T shirts which have been...

I just cut up old cotton T shirts which have been washed. I used to use Plexus and now use Aero Wash/Wax All. T shirts work fine for both.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,786
Posted By RV7 To Go
The guy who bought my 4 decided to remove the...

The guy who bought my 4 decided to remove the slosh in the tanks. It took him 2 weeks using MEK and elbow grease to get them cleaned out, resealed and reinstalled. He removed the rear baffle so he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By RV7 To Go
I am working on a 4 project which was fully...

I am working on a 4 project which was fully closed in the US before being imported to Canada. The MDRA required the bottom wing skins to be de-riveted along the rear spar and half a dozen rivets up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,881
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. The Tostens in my 7 have been great for the...

+1.

The Tostens in my 7 have been great for the 3.5yrs and 450hrs I have flown the plane. Easy install, nice fit and work great. Ordered another set for my 4 under construction.
Forum: Safety 12-15-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,183
Posted By RV7 To Go
Not too sure it matters which canopy you have if...

Not too sure it matters which canopy you have if you end up on your back. I have seen a couple slider accidents where they have ended up on their back and broke the plexiglass enough so they could...
Forum: RV-4 12-13-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,157
Posted By RV7 To Go
It is 1/2 degree, not 1/2", measured off a...

It is 1/2 degree, not 1/2", measured off a centreline through the fuselage length.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,031
Posted By RV7 To Go
As Paul said, hang in there. I would venture to...

As Paul said, hang in there. I would venture to say not too many get through an entire build without some trying issues.

I had 34hrs on my "rebuilt" engine when it started making metal. Turns out...
Forum: RV-4 12-12-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,157
Posted By RV7 To Go
Can't say whether or not the alignment is...

Can't say whether or not the alignment is contributing to your landing issues but it certainly will to tire wear and handling on the TO and landing rolls.

From what I have read, most TW aircraft...
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,139
Posted By RV7 To Go
Smile My 1990 RV4 was a 160hp O320 with a Prince CF...

My 1990 RV4 was a 160hp O320 with a Prince CF prop and SkyTech LW starter. 940lb MT. With full fuel I could have 185lb for 3hrs or 200lb for 1hr behind me, before the CG went out the back of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,792
Posted By RV7 To Go
Totally agree. My ACK didn't pass this year. Only...

Totally agree. My ACK didn't pass this year. Only 3 years old. Bought the Kannad after talking to a couple of shops that do the ELT testing. Both said the Kannad fails the least of any. Also has a 10...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,702
Posted By RV7 To Go
I installed the plate as Carl suggested. It fits...

I installed the plate as Carl suggested. It fits through the existing hole in the top. I used both rivets and PRC to bond it in. A few hundred hours and ok so far.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,097
Posted By RV7 To Go
Thanks Ross. I appreciate the great info. For my...

Thanks Ross. I appreciate the great info.

For my purposes (Carbed O-360) I don't require the AFR. I installed it as a recommended tuning tool when I was trying a TBI which turned out to be a PoS. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,097
Posted By RV7 To Go
Well the AEM instructions with my gauge certainly...

Well the AEM instructions with my gauge certainly don't correspond with the Bosch information. Considering that Bosch is looking for 850C at the probe, AEM's 18" down the pipe location will give much...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,097
Posted By RV7 To Go
AEM (30-4110) UEGO Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge Bob,...

AEM (30-4110) UEGO Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge

Bob, sorry for the delayed reply.

The above is the AEM system I bought on Amazon. Sensor is the Bosch 4.9. I was incorrect in my post saying it is a narrow...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By RV7 To Go
Had about the same play in my 4 with mechanical...

Had about the same play in my 4 with mechanical trim. Was just the combination of the slight play in all connections and the cable. My 7 with electric trim has less. About 450 hrs on each.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,021
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have Vedalo's which are great. Not too dark...

I have Vedalo's which are great. Not too dark amber lens, very light with small arms so the ear cups on my Zulu 3's seal well. I got them at Spruce but I don't think they carry them any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,202
Posted By RV7 To Go
Sorry for the thread drift.... Lycoming Service...

Sorry for the thread drift....
Lycoming Service Bulletin 505B describes the process. All O-320's many O-360's (A1A's are included) require the inspection unless the crank flange diameter is stamped...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By RV7 To Go
I switched both my 4 and 7 from Vans supplied to...

I switched both my 4 and 7 from Vans supplied to Flight Special II's with no pant mods required. Lasted considerably longer on the 4 with much less work (didn't have to reverse and rotate from side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,813
Posted By RV7 To Go
In Canada the only requirement in our CAR's for...

In Canada the only requirement in our CAR's for time recording that I have found is Air Time. This is specified in SCHEDULE I
(Paragraph 604.127(i), subsection 605.94(1) and Item 3 of Schedule II)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,813
Posted By RV7 To Go
I record Hobbs and Air time (wheels up to wheels...

I record Hobbs and Air time (wheels up to wheels down) in my Journey log. Hobbs is also used for my pilot log. My Engine log gets Tach time, Airframe and Prop logs get Hobbs. Easy to do with the...
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