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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
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: 1,334
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: 514
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: 18,550
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: 2,266
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: 778
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: 27
Views: 2,994
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: 13,866
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: 1,464
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: 714
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: 1,849
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: 749
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: 1,104
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: 1,866
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: 995
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: 3,294
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: 4,576
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: 4,298
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: 4,817
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: 4,298
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: 8,113
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: 2,241
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: 18
Views: 2,706
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: 12,022
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: 12,022
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: 12,022
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: 1,069
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: 3,227
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: 4,620
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: 952
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: 3,875
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: 3,875
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By RV7 To Go
There will be a considerable cost difference...

There will be a considerable cost difference between the different models you are considering. I agree with a previous comment about having a budget in mind to start. Cost can really get out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By RV7 To Go
Just to build on what has been said, all of which...

Just to build on what has been said, all of which is accurate...

When I bought my 4, which had been previously imported from the US, I had an AME do an annual on it making sure all applicable...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By RV7 To Go
I installed a modified step on my 7 passenger...

I installed a modified step on my 7 passenger side this summer. Used a small punch to drive out the pins in the pop rivets first. Only took about 20 min to drive the pins and drill out the rivets. I...
Forum: Canada 10-19-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,949
Posted By RV7 To Go
I rented a 26' truck from Penske when I moved my...

I rented a 26' truck from Penske when I moved my 7 from home to the hangar for final assembly and finishing. Did the same when I took it over, disassembled, for paint. The fuse was anchored to the...
Forum: Safety 10-06-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,470
Posted By RV7 To Go
https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-to...

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/multi-tools/70220-multi-tool?item=09A0378

Sorry, don't know how to attach the pic.

I keep this multi-tool with a hatchet end in my plane....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,014
Posted By RV7 To Go
I use the Flyboys Deluxe TW tire. Bearings are...

I use the Flyboys Deluxe TW tire. Bearings are sealed and it is lighter weight than the Vans TW. I have 450 hrs with about 600 landings almost all on asphalt. Still runs smooth with little wear so...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 558,138
Posted By RV7 To Go
Dawn of the first flight and the RCAF 2016...

Dawn of the first flight and the RCAF 2016 demonstrator Hornet it was loosely patterned after.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,381
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1 on the carpet tile. One of the guys on the...

+1 on the carpet tile.

One of the guys on the field got some that was being replaced from a hospital. He just laid it down on the floor and cut the pieces he needed to fit the sides. Looks fine and...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By RV7 To Go
Can't help with project insurance but... I am...

Can't help with project insurance but...

I am with EAA Canada through Nacora Ins. Brokers. Coverage used to be through Global but is now with Old Republic Canada. Magnes through COPA VIP was more...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,290
Posted By RV7 To Go
Similar issues for me with my 7. Flying out of...

Similar issues for me with my 7. Flying out of CNC3 Brampton in the 2500' cutout. I climbed to 2500' and did a few orbits around the field early one morning. Called Terminal asking for higher once it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,022
Posted By RV7 To Go
No smart guy here. I did install an A/F ratio...

No smart guy here.

I did install an A/F ratio gauge on my O-360 while trying to run a TBI. I bought one on Amazon with the Bosch narrow band sensor and installed it as per the instructions. I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,776
Posted By RV7 To Go
I went through similar issues with the 4-5 TBI on...

I went through similar issues with the 4-5 TBI on my O-360. Ran too lean at WOT. Tried drilling the spray bar, plenum adaptor, insulator, A/F gauge... No support from the manufacturer unless I was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,363
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used 4 spacers (top and bottom at each end in...

I used 4 spacers (top and bottom at each end in the 1/4" holes just ahead of the main bolts) to maintain position of the main spar. Engine was hung and FWF stuff done before taking it to the hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,305
Posted By RV7 To Go
1. Looked at Mustang II, Thorp, Velocity,...

1. Looked at Mustang II, Thorp, Velocity, GlasStar and others.
2. Loved the look. Great flight performance. Best support by far. Ease of selling at some point. Decided I wanted a metal plane.
3....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,728
Posted By RV7 To Go
Wow... Did a search and could not find them. They...

Wow... Did a search and could not find them. They were great vents. Had them in my 4 and another on the field had one in his 3. Good luck in your search!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,841
Posted By RV7 To Go
Can't offer a true comparison regarding...

Can't offer a true comparison regarding smoothness since my experience between my 4 with about 14 year old isolation mounts (to which I added washers on the bottom) and my 7 with new mounts, have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. Got one to make it easier for my 93 yr old...

+1. Got one to make it easier for my 93 yr old dad to get in and out of my 7. It is almost 18" to the ground from the trailing edge of the flap when up. Just installed a shortened "A" model step on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used to use a moly bearing grease on my 4 Vans...

I used to use a moly bearing grease on my 4 Vans TW. Worked fine. Clean and reapply every 50 or so hours.

I have been using Krytox 205 on my 7 Bell fork. Redo it every annual after about 100+...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,597
Posted By RV7 To Go
I was not making a comparison...just letting the...

I was not making a comparison...just letting the poster know that audible AOA annunciation was already on the Skyview. The Skyview signal can also be input to the Gen1 OnSpeed system if someone...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,597
Posted By RV7 To Go
The Skyview has the AOA built in. It requires...

The Skyview has the AOA built in. It requires displaying it on the screen. Then just follow the calibration as outlined in the manual and turn on the audible in the sound setup. Gives a beep over the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,782
Posted By RV7 To Go
I did similar to this for my shop rebuilt O-360...

I did similar to this for my shop rebuilt O-360 with no test run. About 30 min ground run with a cooling shroud and club prop. Shut down when cyl head temps got into the high 300's, let it cool and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By RV7 To Go
That's interesting. Below is the quote from the...

That's interesting. Below is the quote from the Vans site.

"Static Ports
These static ports have been designed to replicate the shape of the SD-42-BSLF rivet tradionally used and supplied in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By RV7 To Go
I would go with the $30 Vans Static Port Kit....

I would go with the $30 Vans Static Port Kit. Their ports have the same profile as the rivet, are secured with a nut and lock washer on the inside and have a barbed 1/4" tubing connection. Search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,506
Posted By RV7 To Go
Seven years ago, with only 30hr TW time, my rate...

Seven years ago, with only 30hr TW time, my rate was about $1600/yr with $45K hull when I started flying my 4. Prior to the 4, my 172 cost $2100/yr with $50k hull.

Just renewed my 7 for the 3rd...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,446
Posted By RV7 To Go
Option 2. Love my 10" HDX. iPads are very hard...

Option 2.

Love my 10" HDX. iPads are very hard to see due to glare in my experience. Used to use one on my leg in my 4. Always tilting it and my head to read it.

I agree with Ironflight about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,662
Posted By RV7 To Go
I think you have all the info/encouragement you...

I think you have all the info/encouragement you need from the previous posts.

From the looks of your budget I think you are in a good position to build your dream.

Like you, I had wanted to build a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,102
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. When the **** hits the fan I think it needs...

+1. When the **** hits the fan I think it needs to be right there, not having to fumble around trying to find it. Don't have an 8 and can't see your cockpit layout to suggest other options.

In my...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By RV7 To Go
Not sure what the regs say but I just used the...

Not sure what the regs say but I just used the first flight day for my new 121.5 ELT 3 yrs ago. That way it lines up with my annual. My MDRA inspector was OK with it.

I don't think the Dynon is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,832
Posted By RV7 To Go
Check the terminal crimps

I just had an issue with the #1 CHT probe on my Dynon Skyview. After taking off from my destination airport the reading went from my normal 350 ish up over 400 then up over 500. All else was normal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By RV7 To Go
Can't help on a full wrap or a wrapper in your...

Can't help on a full wrap or a wrapper in your area but can tell you what I did.

When I wanted to trim my 7 I contacted a couple local auto wrappers in my area. I found one that did a lot of high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,728
Posted By RV7 To Go
My first first solo was one circuit on June 3,...

My first first solo was one circuit on June 3, 1973 in a C150 at CNC3 Brampton Ontario. The plane was $18/hr solo and $25 dual. The following day, after a circuit check, my instructor said "go...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,822
Posted By RV7 To Go
I put a light coat on both o-rings and the post....

I put a light coat on both o-rings and the post. It does not require much and lasts a long time. Mine are 3 years and about 500 fillups old and still work smoothly.
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