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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Everyone. I bought cord from Amazon. If...

Howdy Everyone. I bought cord from Amazon. If interested, video attached of my lacing method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCWgcpck-D8
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Karetaker
Copy. Thanks guys. I am starting wheel pant...

Copy. Thanks guys. I am starting wheel pant assembly and fit up, I will revisit stiffeners again soon.

Much obliged.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy John. How long were the stiffeners? I have...

Howdy John. How long were the stiffeners? I have my stiffeners made: 6061 T-6, 1/8" X 1-1/2" wide, about 24" long.

Any issues with yours fitting inside the fairings?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Larry and thanks for the tips. I assume you...

Howdy Larry and thanks for the tips. I assume you are using aluminum for the stiffener; do you know how wide? (1-1/2"?)

I fooled around with making 1.5" stiffeners and clamps and I did not like the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Karetaker
Thank you, sir. PM sent.

Thank you, sir. PM sent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Karetaker
WTB RV Bits Plenum

Howdy Everyone. Taking a long shot here; looking for the RV BITS engine plenum. Current issue is now fiberglass, (no longer carbon fiber) and they no longer ship to the USA. Does anyone have one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Sean. Thanks for checking out my You Tube...

Howdy Sean. Thanks for checking out my You Tube channel! For those wondering, here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEy0pGCLteo&t=33s

Skip to about 4:44 mark to see what Sean is asking...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Karetaker
Bundling Alt B Lead W/CHT?

Howdy everyone. I am considering bundling my CHT wires with the alternator B lead and starter cable. Will the B lead/starter cables cause issues with the CHT probes?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Karetaker
Restrictor line to Fuel/Oil Sensor

Howdy everyone. The small lines that run from the restrictor fittings on the engine to the fuel/oil sending units: do these need to be bled to remove air?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy David. Below is a link to my You Tube...

Howdy David. Below is a link to my You Tube channel documenting the build of my -7. It may be of use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. My guess is it is residual...

Howdy everyone. My guess is it is residual nut/bolt lube used during assembly.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-18-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Karetaker
I'm an idiot. Never thought of it as a safety for...

I'm an idiot. Never thought of it as a safety for a broken line.

Thanks.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Karetaker
Oil/Fuel Restrictor Fittings Needed?

Howdy Everyone. I have the GRT remote R66 EIS. The fuel and oil senders have 1/8" NPT male threads and a very tiny hole. With these senders, are the restrictor fittings shown in the plans...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-08-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks guys. Ralph, what you have done is exactly...

Thanks guys. Ralph, what you have done is exactly what I plan to do. How long has your vinyl been on the canopy frame and how is it holding up?

Much obliged everyone.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Karetaker
I am going to try and wrap the canopy frame and...

I am going to try and wrap the canopy frame and since I am not sure how close I can lay the "cut tape" to the frame, some vinyl may end up on the canopy.

There are areas inside the canopy where I am...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Karetaker
Vinyl Wrap on Canopy

Howdy everyone. I am curious if anyone knows if the adhesive on vinyl wrap will adversely effect our plastic canopies?
Forum: GPS 07-20-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Karetaker
Yes, it is possible to reach, but not convenient....

Yes, it is possible to reach, but not convenient. Plus I would need to cut/remove the various tie downs securing both cable along their routes to the canopy; hence my original question.
Forum: GPS 07-19-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Karetaker
Pictures attached.

Pictures attached.
Forum: GPS 07-19-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Karetaker
I'll see if I can do so once home.

I'll see if I can do so once home.
Forum: GPS 07-19-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Karetaker
Carl, Perhaps I need to be more clear. Both...

Carl, Perhaps I need to be more clear. Both antennas are small with the cable molded into it. (No connector) The Dynon D3 uses a connector at the display that resembles a small stereo headphone...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Mike. I was thinking maybe some tygon type...

Thanks Mike. I was thinking maybe some tygon type tube as well. I may have some coax around...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Karetaker
Measure Cable Length

Howdy Everyone. I am starting to figure out my throttle, mix and prop cable requirements. Is there a simple/standard way to measure length? I installed a quadrant and need to measure cable length...
Forum: GPS 07-19-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Karetaker
Cut/Splice GPS Antenna Cable

Howdy Everyone. Is there a practical way to cut the cable on a small, "hockey Puck" type GPS antenna and install some type of quick disconnect? I plan to mount two GPS antennas on the glare shield...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. The video in question might be...

Howdy everyone. The video in question might be mine that I posted on my channel a few days back. I am currently working on installing the various tips on the empennage parts. In a soon to be released...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Mike. Thanks for the kind words in your...

Howdy Mike. Thanks for the kind words in your video, much obliged! If ever you need anything else, I am always here.

Very nice video and the mods are awesome! Too bad my canopy is finished. Keep us...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks guys. I am using the remote EIS, which is...

Thanks guys. I am using the remote EIS, which is the R66. Page 36 in that manual is the same as 46 in the other. I'll try it and see what happens.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Ralph. I assume you mean page 36, which is...

Howdy Ralph. I assume you mean page 36, which is the page in question. Since I do not have the instructions that came with the fuel float itself, I was not sure if page 36 was appropriate.

I'll...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Karetaker
Wiring Fuel Float

Howdy everyone. I want to run wires from my GRT remote mounted EIS, (Engine Information System) to my fuel level floats, but am confused. The EIS Instructions say to use the instructions included...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,321
Posted By Karetaker
Obviously not an RV, but my RV-7 will be painted...

Obviously not an RV, but my RV-7 will be painted in the same way: in honor of VF-84 Jolly Rogers Tomcat's from the USS Nimitz.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Karetaker
Paint Prep. Small Areas

Howdy everyone. For those whom have painted their own aircraft: how did you prepare the areas like the wings rear spar between wing and aileron/flap? I would think those areas would be difficult to...
Forum: GPS 02-23-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks guys. I'll look into scaling down a baud...

Thanks guys. I'll look into scaling down a baud rate ...if that will make sense.

If not, those drone type GPS units may get more attention.
Forum: GPS 02-22-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Karetaker
That is true, but the other rates on the ELT are...

That is true, but the other rates on the ELT are smaller and won't play with my current GPS configuration.
Forum: GPS 02-22-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Karetaker
Stand Alone GPS for ACK E-04 ELT

Howdy everyone. I have an ACK E-04 ELT installed in my -7. I have a GRT Safe-Fly 2020 GPS installed, but it's 3 serial ports are configured for other items and are not the required 9600 baud for the...
Forum: COMM 02-11-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks everyone. I had thought of the same idea...

Thanks everyone. I had thought of the same idea as Bob T. but just wasn't sure it could be that easy!

I believe I will go that route and see what gives.
Forum: COMM 02-10-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By Karetaker
Handheld Comm. to Outside Antenna

Howdy everyone. Looking for options to swap the coax cable from my remote mounted Trig TY91 radio to my Icom handheld so that the handheld can use the aircraft antenna if the Trig unit fails in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,568
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Everyone. In the first picture; it appears...

Howdy Everyone. In the first picture; it appears that there may have been some sort of gasket material or sealant between the cylinder base flange and engine block pad. (where the studs are located...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 1,015,749
Posted By Karetaker
I agree. I like simple.

I agree. I like simple.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-28-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,795
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Brian. Welcome to the forums!

Howdy Brian. Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Builder Website Links 10-25-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,306
Posted By Karetaker
RV 7 YouTube Channel

Howdy everyone. For those who don't know or are new to this site, here is a link to my YouTube channel documenting my RV7 Build. A search for Karetaker Aero will also get you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Everyone. I used a cross bar with linkage...

Howdy Everyone. I used a cross bar with linkage to connect the left and right side hooks behind the seats. This setup was incorporated with manual flaps on my -7. The link below is the final video in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,741
Posted By Karetaker
Agree with the awl. Works really well and no...

Agree with the awl. Works really well and no chips, burrs, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,625
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks all for the on going replies. The roll bar...

Thanks all for the on going replies. The roll bar is riveted in place and the rear window is sealed/screwed in place. If I would have added enough sealant to completely cover the roll bar, I would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,625
Posted By Karetaker
For those who may not be aware, this link is to...

For those who may not be aware, this link is to the Vans Website and their acrylic/Lexan hints.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/acrylic-canopy-and-lexan-window-hints/

I was going to use simple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,625
Posted By Karetaker
To better explain: I have a tip up canopy under...

To better explain:

I have a tip up canopy under construction, just about complete. I did not paint the roll bar. I am adding a "targa" strip to the canopy so when the canopy is closed, the targa...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,625
Posted By Karetaker
Vinyl Wrap on Canopy

Howdy Everyone. I know there are certain chemicals that should not be used on our canopies. Anyone know if the self adhesive vinyl wraps used on cars would create problems if attached to the canopy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By Karetaker
I have been flying air combat sims for many, many...

I have been flying air combat sims for many, many years...mostly all tail wheel fighters. I fly the sims called DCS, IL2 and some Rise of Flight. It's nice to set different weather conditions, time...
Forum: Reviews 08-29-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,867
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks for the picture upload update! Attached...

Thanks for the picture upload update!

Attached is a picture of the first piece which was bent in the middle, (Right) the other piece is what was shipped as a replacement. Absolutely outrageous!

I...
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,867
Posted By Karetaker
Never Buying Online Metals Again

Howdy everyone. I am not the type to rant publicly, but this needs to be addressed. I'll try to keep it brief.

I placed an order with Online Metals for a custom cut piece of aluminum to be used as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,207
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. Depending on skills, consider...

Howdy everyone. Depending on skills, consider building your own system and wiring harnesses. (Knowledge can be obtained; if you want to put in the work.) You will better know and understand the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy. Here is a link to one video in a series of...

Howdy. Here is a link to one video in a series of videos about canopy work I have posted on my YouTube channel. As you stated, numerous ways to get the job...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy. My fuel floats as ordered from Vans both...

Howdy. My fuel floats as ordered from Vans both came in their own rather sizable box; guessing about 3" X 3" X 8". As already stated they are ordered as an option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Glenn. When I did my rigging of the...

Howdy Glenn. When I did my rigging of the elevators, I tried to ensure the trailing edges were in line with each other. The elevator horns may or may not line up with each other, but that is fine....
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,382
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy. Drawing 16A, top left corner. The call out...

Howdy. Drawing 16A, top left corner. The call out is in fact AN426AD3-4.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Irv. I jacked a Z bracket or two as well...

Howdy Irv. I jacked a Z bracket or two as well and I decided to buy new. My thought was that when full of fuel, the tank is heavy, (and if you pull the full +6 Gs...) and there are multiple, beefy, Z...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Mike. If you flute in the wrong place; like...

Howdy Mike. If you flute in the wrong place; like where you find you need to drill a hole or the flute somehow interferes with another part; you can also use a pneumatic squeezer, (if you have one)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,925
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Ryan. I am currently building an RV-7....

Howdy Ryan. I am currently building an RV-7. Check out my You Tube link below. As stated, I can confirm most all sheet aluminum is pre-punched undersize and final drilling is necessary and some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks. I am not going the Sika route. I have...

Thanks. I am not going the Sika route. I have talked with Van's tech support and was recommended to use fuel tank sealant as a sealing mechanism. Apparently, it is also paintable and I have some on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By Karetaker
Tip Up Sealant

Howdy everyone. I have read the threads about Sikaflex and the like, but rather than hijack those threads, I thought I would start my own.

I am getting close to installing my tip up canopy and rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Jeremy. I drilled/riveted those holes in...

Howdy Jeremy. I drilled/riveted those holes in my-7 when building the rudder.
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-28-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,678
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks for the replies guys. It is nice to...

Thanks for the replies guys. It is nice to confirm I am on the right track mind-wise.

I'll get back on here when the time comes to talk surface prep for paint and polish, polish materials and tools,...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-28-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,678
Posted By Karetaker
Yes, that is basically what I am asking. I have...

Yes, that is basically what I am asking. I have no experience polishing aluminum knowing I also need to paint right up to it, so I am hoping to get some procedures.

In my mind, I could prep and...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-28-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,678
Posted By Karetaker
Polished Aluminum and Paint

Howdy everyone. I am curious how to handle the line between highly polished aluminum and the painted area. What to do first; paint, then polish the adjacent aluminum, or polish the bare aluminum and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By Karetaker
If concerned about loose bolts, perhaps in worn...

If concerned about loose bolts, perhaps in worn out nut plates, you can add a lock washer of your choice between the flat washer and bolt head.
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