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Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2022, 12:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 123,658
Posted By griffg
W & B

R/H Main Wheel 426 lb (193 Kg)
L/H Main Wheel 444 lb (201 Kg)
Nose Wheel 240 lb (109 Kg)
Total Weight 1,110 lb (503 Kg)
Empty CG 82.07 in (2084 mm)

The weight on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Ready for Weight and Balance

Just thought I would post a couple of photographs of my aircraft which I have readied so I can do the Weight and Balance on Monday.

When I have completed the weighing I will post the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By griffg
W-730

Check out DWG 15A right hand side Aft ISO View.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By griffg
Engine baffles

Hi,

I have the IO-360-M1B engine and I ordered the "0-360 Baffle Kit" which came with all the parts plus a multi page instruction document with lots of drawings on how to install it.

The following...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-21-2022, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Panel update

I have finished all my wiring requirements so I have started programming my VPX Sport digital circuit box defining which switches turn on the relevant circuits and specifying the amperage value for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Wings installed

Some photographs with my wings now permanently installed. Plus the prop is also installed. Click on the links below to view.

https://flic.kr/p/2nh8Vn2

https://flic.kr/p/2nh9Ypt

Fuel hose from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By griffg
Nose wheel weight calculation

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for your post above. My RV-7A is nearing completion so I have been looking at the W&B process and requirements before weighing my aircraft. My interest was caught by the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By griffg
RV-7A weight and balance

Hi,

I have a spreadsheet I can email to you if you are interested. Currently it is in metric but I will convert it to imperial for you.

Give me your email address and I will forward it as an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Vetterman exhaust

I installed my Vetterman exhaust pipes yesterday and I am very happy with the way they fit. I have the standard throttle cable bracket (i.e. unmodified) which has given me what I consider sufficient...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By griffg
Mod applicability

Hi Scot,

I have had cause to read the Service Bulletin again and you are correct that the "not applicable to match hole kits" only applies to the HS-710 Reinforcing Angle.

My apologies to everybody...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By griffg
Van's S.B: 14-01-31

Hi,

You are correct when you say that the Service Bulletin requires ongoing inspection if it has not been incorporated.

You are also correct when you say that the Service Bulletin is difficult to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By griffg
U-713C-R

Hi,

I notice your comment that you have the plans (which I assume are the ones used by the original builder). Look up Drawing C1 and it will give you the part number the original builder would have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By griffg
U-713C-R

Hi,

Go back on to the Van's website and look at P/N: U-713C-R to see if it looks exactly like your cracked part.

It will show it as for 6A and 8A but this is the part I received for my 7A.

Cheers,
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By griffg
Bolts

I think I need to clarify my reference to store bolts which I quoted in my last post on this subject.

I actually used AN7-50A and AN4-50A bolts which I bought from an aircraft parts supplier and not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By griffg
Aileron neutral

Hi Tim,

In addition to DWG 12A also check out the Bellcrank Jig P/N: W-730 which is shown on the R/H side of DWG 15A.

This will facilitate setting the neutral position of the ailerons by...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By griffg
AN1307-50

The AN13-7-50 and the AN1304-50 bolts came in the No:1993 pack.

When I installed my wings to set the incidence angle I used store bought bolts and ground a taper on the end at the thread location. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Main Gear Fairings

First I would like to thank Dave Hock (Motodave) for posting his photographs a few months back of his wheel pants.

I had purchased the two U-719 Lower Intersection Fairings from Van's and was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2022, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By griffg
No: 3 Reamer

Hi Tim,

The Brown and Sharpe No 3 reamer I have used has the following dimensions:-

Small end diameter = 0.3099 inches
Large end diameter = 0.4510 inches

You may want to compare the above...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Fuselage painted

Please find 2 photographs of my aircraft. The first one is of the fuselage sitting on the truck about to be transported to the paint shop.

https://flic.kr/p/2mVvUQK

This second photo is when the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By griffg
Aeroled wiring

Hi Ray

I just thought that I would send you a photo of how I finished my Aeroled wiring up to a bus bar near my Vertical Power Sport digital circuit breaker box. The photo is not ideal as it has...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By griffg
Aeroled lights

The Aeroled Suntail installation instructions (i.e. the same for the wing tip lights) quote that you should install a ground wire from the retention hardware to provide a ground to structure. This...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By griffg
Taper pin

For your clarification this is the #3 taper reamer that I used to install the taper pin. It worked very nicely. View the photo below.

https://flic.kr/p/2mLJ9Le

Cheers,
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By griffg
Nose landing gear

To prevent this from happening I incorporated the following.

1. Installed U-603-3 nose landing gear into engine mount, reamed the hole with a No: 3 taper reamer from the bottom until the taper pin...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,455
Posted By griffg
Service Bulletin

The Van's Service Bulletin is No: 07-4-12.

Cheers
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By griffg
Skybolts

The Skybolt brackets that you attach to the firewall overlap each other by nearly an inch and therefore provide a natural spacing between each one.

The maximum number of Skybolts you can place...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,832
Posted By griffg
Wing kit

You haven't specified whether you are going to order a slow build or a quick build kit. Subject to which type you order may depend what equipment can be placed in with the kit due to size of box it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By griffg
Rivet spec

On DWG 33 it calls out AN470AD4-5 rivets to attach the F-748-L&R brackets to the base of the F-766 flap channel. I assumed that as the F-767 was a similar thickness to the F-748's I installed three...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Windscreen fairing

I have overlapped the windscreen fairing over the canopy side skirt as there is a small gap between the side skirt and the windscreen. This smooths the airflow in this location plus reduces the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Windscreen install

Please find some photographs of my installation of the windscreen which I have completed this week

This photo is when I had installed the small brackets to hold the windscreen in place and then I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 386,698
Posted By griffg
Congratulations

Congratulations Jereme, you must be very proud of your achievement.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,487
Posted By griffg
My version

Please find the links below to photographs of my version of attaching the fitting to the airframe. This allows the aluminium pipe to move up and down as well the rubber grommet can move sideways...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By griffg
Engine mount

I have the standard large cup dynafocal engine mount Van's supplied and my XIO-360-M1B purchased through Van's fitted perfectly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-25-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,595
Posted By griffg
Pitot and AOA tubing

An alternate solution for you. Please find three photographs of my installation of the plastic tubing from the Dynon pitot tube using the holes in the ribs just behind the main spar.

The first...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,580,088
Posted By griffg
Project update

Here is an update for my aircraft. I am in the process of completing the engine cowls plus I have to finish the fibre glassing on the empennage fairings. The sliding canopy needs adjusting to make...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,392,685
Posted By griffg
Day VFR panel

I thought I would show you my panel which is fully wired up and installed but I haven't applied power to it yet or programmed the components. Plus I still need to get some decals for some of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,057
Posted By griffg
I have run my fuel line similar to Jereme but...

I have run my fuel line similar to Jereme but under the dynafocal cup as suggested by Tom. P-Clamping the hose to the #4 induction tube controls the clearance to the engine mount and the sump.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,361
Posted By griffg
Elevator trim wiring

Please click on the links below for a view of the system I have used. You will notice that I have brought the trim wires out through the rib of the elevator.

I joined the short wires exiting from...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,928
Posted By griffg
Rudder trailing edge

I glued it together and then clecoed aluminium angle to both sides and left it to cure. Then I used my pneumatic squeezer to do the initial rivet set and then back riveted for the final set. I put...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By griffg
Catto Spinner

I also have the Catto 3 bladed prop, the spinner plus the 20lb crush plate. My Technical Counsellor has a nice little machine shop and he machined a hole in the centre of the weight the same size as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,218
Posted By griffg
Firewall penetration

I have an I0-360 but with a Catto fixed pitch prop.

The throttle cable hole location as per the plans is good and the mixture cable hole location per the plans is workable. On both these locations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By griffg
Conversion to Fixed pitch

Have you read the Lycoming Service Instruction No: 1435 which gives instructions on converting both ways.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,206
Posted By griffg
Dynon pitot heater module

On my 7A I have installed it the same as Airguy except I have run all my earth wires back to the firewall earth block.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-21-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By griffg
QB Wings

My QB wings came with the ailerons and flaps completed and the fuel tanks installed and completed minus the inboard cover for the fuel pick-up and quantity sensor.

Cheers,
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-04-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 386,698
Posted By griffg
Wing Incidence

Hi Jereme,

It is good to see your project progressing, it must be very satisfying for you.

A comment - when you come to install your wings and set the angle of incidence you will need to ensure the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-22-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,187
Posted By griffg
Throttle quadrants

If you click on the first link below you will find that Aircraft Spruce stock a wide selection from different manufacturers. I have the P/N: CMCT2L (Aircraft Spruce P/N: 05-00699) fitted to my RV-7A...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,938
Posted By griffg
F-792 Rudder Stop

I thought that I would throw in my comments on my experience with setting the rudder angle.

I manufactured the rudder stops P/N: F-792 as per the Van's drawing 27A. However, when I checked the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
Posted By griffg
Andair fuel pump/filter

I initially was going to install the filter into the input side of my Andair auxiliary fuel pump but decided not to as I would have to disturb the fuel lines inside the cabin to clean the filter at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,230
Posted By griffg
Static port

The Van's construction drawing No: 28 and detail E will give you the location for the static port on the side of the fuselage.

Log in to the Van's web site and bring up the page for the Static Port...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,501
Posted By griffg
Oil Cooler Doubler

I performed this same process last week and looking at your photo you seem to have moved the oil cooler doubler in a bit further than the plans advise.

I lined the doubler up 1/4 inch in from the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 386,698
Posted By griffg
Firewall environment

I would like to make some comments based on the front view of your fuselage.

1. You may find it very difficult to rivet the F-7107-L, F-7107-R and F-7108A ribs to the firewall with the engine mount...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By griffg
Aeroled lights

Process to be used if you want the flexibility to remove your wing tip fairings at some stage.

You use either a Molex connector or a 9 pin D-Sub connector to join the existing Aeroled wires to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,538
Posted By griffg
F-792 Rudder Stop

I manufactured the rudder stops P/N: F-792 as per the Van's drawing 27A. However, when I checked the rudder maximum deflection I found there was at least 5/32 inch gap between the rudder stop and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-08-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By griffg
Aeroled lights

I bought the 3 conductor shielded wire from Aeroled to wire up the same Nav and Strobe lights you have. I ran all 3 sets of wires right up to a bus bar next to my VPX box. I ended the shielding a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,574
Posted By griffg
Artex installation

The instructions that come with the ELT specify that if you are installing it on top of the fuselage it must be minimum of 2 feet in front of the vertical stabiliser.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,704
Posted By griffg
Elevator wiring

If you click on the link below you will see this previous discussion from last year. If you go to the bottom of the second screen you will seem my input to that discussion plus the two links to my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,497
Posted By griffg
RV-9 Rudder

If you go with the RV-9 Rudder make your F-792 Rudder Stops as per my drawing below. I originally made my stops as per the Van's drawing but had to redesign them to achieve the correct rudder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,249
Posted By griffg
Ray Allen Trim Servo wires

Please click on the links below for a view of the system I have used. I joined the short wires exiting from the elevator initially with D-Subs and then used a 9 pin connector to enable easy removal...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,287
Posted By griffg
Crow Harnesses

I would like to welcome Crow Enterprizes to the VAF advertisers. I have bought their harnesses for my aircraft and I am very happy with their product.

However, I need to make a couple of comments...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,599
Posted By griffg
HS Cutouts Rear Spar

I hope the following will help.

The rectangular hole in the Aft Deck F-714 (drawing 26) where the elevator horns pass through is 2 inches wide.

On my aircraft the dimension across the elevator...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By griffg
Stick position

When setting the position of the elevator controls the following should be followed.

1. Set the bellcrank P/No F-635 in the neutral position by inserting a long 3/8 inch socket through the hole in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,218
Posted By griffg
Canopy skirt

The two sheets AS3-032x4 9/16x32' are the correct parts that you need. This was the only identification that was on my parts and that is the part number that Van's lists them under on their web...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,964
Posted By griffg
Andair set up

The photo from Andair is the same for how I have installed the gascolators on my project, except I designed my own brackets which look a little different. I haven't installed the wings yet but I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,226
Posted By griffg
F-792 Rudder Syop

I manufactured the rudder stops P/N: F-792 as per the Van's drawing 27A. However, when I checked the rudder maximum deflection I found there was at least 5/32 inch gap between the rudder stop and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-07-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 55,151
Posted By griffg
That is good routing for the brake lines, is that...

That is good routing for the brake lines, is that a standard configuration for the RV-9A. I wish I had done that for my RV-7A.

Instead of using Sikaflex on the brake lines why not secure them with...
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