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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By mike3715
Updated Photos and Info

I've attached some better photos. One highlights the crack, one shows things partially disassembled, and the other shows the prop hub info clearly. Note the MacAuley hub used by Whirlwind earlier...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By mike3715
It's an RV-7 with a whirlwind propeller. The...

It's an RV-7 with a whirlwind propeller. The cracks are indeed tough to see in the photo...they basically follow the an extended line from the nut side that is roughly up/down in the photo.

And yes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By mike3715
Cracked Backplates on propeller hub assembly

After investigating some play in my spinner, I discovered two of the four steel plates used to hold together my spinner hub cracked. The crack is near the large stud nuts.

Has anyone seen this issue...
Forum: California 12-26-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By mike3715
Partner at KSNA?

I've owned an RV7 since 2017, hangared at KSNA. Before COVID, it was used several times a week for daily commuting. While we still fly every month, I think some more RV grins are in order, and thus...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,154
Posted By mike3715
Searching for replacement intake pipe ring seals for IO-360 EXP

After doing some cylinder work on an IO-360 EXP on my RV-7 (which started life as an IO-360 A1A, I believe), I'm in the market for new intake pipe ring seals.

The original seals have these...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,568
Posted By mike3715
Thanks! Is there a straightforward way to put on...

Thanks!

Is there a straightforward way to put on a new firesleeve without removing the cable?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,568
Posted By mike3715
Melted Firesleeve near Exhaust

I recently had to remove the exhaust from my RV-7 to pull cyllinders, and noticed some melted firesleeve around one of the control cables:

Photos (https://photos.app.goo.gl/DMahX54wWoKCvBuo6)

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By mike3715
Yup...that's why I'm working to reschedule the...

Yup...that's why I'm working to reschedule the test :). No IFR till then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By mike3715
Operating limitation...thanks!

Operating limitation...thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By mike3715
Big picture: use a bp cuff to gently add...

Big picture: use a bp cuff to gently add pressure. For static: you probably want to disconnect and seal off your airspeed indicator first to prevent potential damage from reverse pressure. Mine was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By mike3715
Aircraft IFR paperwork

I'm an owner of an RV7 that is equipped to meet all FAR IFR requirements, and has passed IFR checks every 2 years since the build was complete according to it's maintenance book.

However, after...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,687
Posted By mike3715
Good to know leaving light off a bit longer can...

Good to know leaving light off a bit longer can fix the problem. And my apologies to the builder for implying blame!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,687
Posted By mike3715
Thanks for the info! Agreed on the number of...

Thanks for the info!

Agreed on the number of screws....I try to look on the upside and say the builder/previous owner left me a bunch of spares on the wingtip :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,687
Posted By mike3715
Melting Wingtip Lens...time for LEDs?

My RV7 appears to have a "standard" lighting install, and the builder may have place the strobes a tad close to the lens, resulting in some melting.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3541muaQipAKrM9H2

I'm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By mike3715
Awesome, thanks! I'm sadly not much of a...

Awesome, thanks!

I'm sadly not much of a builder...any recommendations on what specific resin and such to buy?

Mike
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By mike3715
Slider canopy bow crack

Just landed at work and found the following long, thin crack in the exterior canopy bow of my slider RV7. The plexiglass doesn't seen effected. Any thoughts on repair ...
Forum: California 08-14-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By mike3715
Got it, thanks!

Got it, thanks!
Forum: California 08-13-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By mike3715
Mechanic Recommendations for RV7 New Owner in SoCal

Looking for recommendations for mechanic(s) in the Los Angeles area. Bought an RV-7 in NH and have thoroughly enjoyed it thus far, but could use some help practicing basic maintenance and soon doing...
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