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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Larry, Thanks, where are you going to base yours...

Larry,
Thanks, where are you going to base yours at?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Off to the airport!

Moving day arrived and with the fantastic help of my good friends; Walt, Ed and Jim N732DH made it's way to it's new home at KCFO (Colorado Air & Space Port) safe and sound (the most nerve racking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By motodave
For what it's worth, I built the fuselage (SB)...

For what it's worth, I built the fuselage (SB) before the wings and recommend it. The fuselage is fun to build and very motivational to spur me on. I had space considerations also but was able to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Wings are done

Just need to finish a couple things at home including; mounting the flaps (hinges), finish wingtips and few minor FW forward items and it's off to the airport to get it put back together. Then lots...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
AWESOME, I also stayed home for OSH working on my...

AWESOME, I also stayed home for OSH working on my 7. My fuse is 99.99% done and wings coming along fine and hope to have them finished in next month then off to the airport for me also. I've been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Progress tanks and leading edges

Feels like progress, finished up with the fuel tank riveting and pro-seal (what a messy job) and also got the leading edges riveted and test fitted. Planing on waiting a week or so to test the tanks...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
I used 295UV with the black Sika primer ($) and...

I used 295UV with the black Sika primer ($) and activator. I used the great tips Larry (aka Wirejock) documented in his article in Kit Planes magazine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Windshield Milestone

Glad to have the windshield installed and "framed". Lots on fiberglass and sanding... Mine is Sika bonded as is the canopy.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52062832542_23ba904561_z.jpg...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Windshield is on (Sika), time for the fiberglass...

Windshield is on (Sika), time for the fiberglass trim! I plan to remove the two clips on each side, the Sika and FG should hold it just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By motodave
On my 7 I just slipped the wires though the gap...

On my 7 I just slipped the wires though the gap for the "J" channels, seems to be plenty of room for tail light wires. Trim wires just go up and over horizontal stab spar.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By motodave
Andrew, QQ, did you Sika bond yours? If yes did...

Andrew,
QQ, did you Sika bond yours? If yes did you bond to both the roll bar and the fuselage? I'm thinking I do both and was planning on several clips to help secure and align the windshield...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By motodave
Very timely, I’m Sika bonding my windshield this...

Very timely, I’m Sika bonding my windshield this week and have the same issue with the bottom corners. Thanks for the tips!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By motodave
He's using a 360 with a Hartzell CS prop BTW......

He's using a 360 with a Hartzell CS prop BTW... I'm sure the CS will help with W&B. Good luck.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By motodave
My future hangar mate and a fellow builder has...

My future hangar mate and a fellow builder has installed the BRS package in his 7A. Jim's not on VAF (?) but I pinged him and his reply is follows:

"I don’t have the W&B numbers yet anyway, but I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By motodave
Abe, I installed a G3X and did not have to touch...

Abe,
I installed a G3X and did not have to touch the ribs assuming you are building a slider. It was very close but did not cut those ribs, here's a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By motodave
Since I was building (built) a plenum this was a...

Since I was building (built) a plenum this was a better solution for me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By motodave
My standard two pipe Vetterman...

My standard two pipe Vetterman exhaust:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51548797102_3fa7e97893_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mxc4rQ)Cabin Heat - Humm (https://flic.kr/p/2mxc4rQ) by Dave Hock...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,119
Posted By motodave
Congratulations! Can't wait to be at that point,...

Congratulations! Can't wait to be at that point, working on ailerons this weekend. Plan is to finish ailerons and flaps before I do the wings as the garage if full with my 99.9% completed fuselage. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,602
Posted By motodave
Darwin, Do you have a pic of the 7 “grab...

Darwin,
Do you have a pic of the 7 “grab handles”? I’m in need of something especially since mine is TD Slider. Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By motodave
Only Van's knows... I ordered wings last Feb and...

Only Van's knows... I ordered wings last Feb and they just arrived a couple weeks ago. I had originally ordered QB wings to go with my slow build fuselage but when they started having issues with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,497
Posted By motodave
I tell them it's a RV and then they really look...

I tell them it's a RV and then they really look confused :-)
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-09-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 130,868
Posted By motodave
Congratulations John, I know it feels great to...

Congratulations John, I know it feels great to get that fwd top skin on! I just got mine on in Jan once wiring was done.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,497
Posted By motodave
Yes I built the fuselage and tail before wings,...

Yes I built the fuselage and tail before wings, only thing remaining on it is the windshield when a bit warmer. All FG, wiring, engine and panel done.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,497
Posted By motodave
Ouch - Shipping

Well the good news is my Wing Kit is finally shipping, exactly a year after ordered, the bad new is shipping charges have really increased... $772 from Aurora, OR to Littleton, CO. Ouch.

My fuselage...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By motodave
Interesting I'm building/built my slow build...

Interesting I'm building/built my slow build fuselage before wings and understood the close tolerance bolts came with the wing kit... I was going to buy QB wings originally but given all the delays...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By motodave
My 7 is under construction and just finished my...

My 7 is under construction and just finished my fuselage tonight with exception of windshield installation (too cold for plexiglass work). PM me if you want to see sometime.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-19-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By motodave
Wax up the skis! :-) Awesome pic!

Wax up the skis! :-) Awesome pic!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Thanks for the nice comments everyone… thinking I...

Thanks for the nice comments everyone… thinking I fly unpainted for awhile or maybe just paint fiberglass stuff silver given the time and cost of paint jobs, shocking.

Waiting on my wing kit… will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Last rivet in fuselage?

I think I set the last rivets in my fuselage yesterday! Now I need to re-install all my avionics, this time upside down in the dark :-) Then on to the windshield install using Sika and fiberglass...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,367,421
Posted By motodave
It's alive and working! Love the ability to send...

It's alive and working! Love the ability to send a flight plan from ForeFlight via Bluetooth.... so easy. Can't wait to fly it!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51892492109_12400eaa1c_z.jpg...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,367,421
Posted By motodave
Just Arrived!

My panel from Stein, pretty excited to begin installing this! The workmanship is excellent.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51735640883_1fae89cff2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mPGFAk) by...
Forum: GPS 11-30-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By motodave
GNX375 and hidden GA35

I'm planning on installing a GNX375 shortly and trying to avoid an external GPS antenna. I'd like to "hide" the GA35 under the cowl just forward of the firewall and wanted to hear pro/cons or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Very nice Ryan! We are about at the same point,...

Very nice Ryan! We are about at the same point, I just finished getting my cowl interior and exterior painted and matched to the plenum. As you know it's a ton of sanding and more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Thanks! I have some neoprene (wet suit material)...

Thanks! I have some neoprene (wet suit material) I will use, tough and very flexible, this is what James recommends. A buddy has used neoprene on his "7" with a James cowl with good results. I was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
After fighting with designing a mold (and...

After fighting with designing a mold (and tweaking it) and fabricating my custom plenum to fit my James cowl for over a month it's finally at state I will call done for now other than a slight...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,499
Posted By motodave
+1, I returned the Plenum and built own... cowl...

+1, I returned the Plenum and built own... cowl installed with piano hinges for me with custom plenum.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Same as std James aluminum inlets, dia is 4.8" I...

Same as std James aluminum inlets, dia is 4.8"

I will say while pleasing to make on my own from scratch this is a bunch of work and not inexpensive to do. The plenum is a good solution but the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
After a TON of work of making and re-making the...

After a TON of work of making and re-making the plug for my Plenum I glassed it with the initial 2 layers of 8oz & Soric (more around intakes) and was able to remove (and save my hard earned plug)...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-10-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
My mold is taking shape (since this photo I've...

My mold is taking shape (since this photo I've done some additional blending) and I plan on doing the fiberglass layup this weekend once I coat the plug with epoxy so I can remove it later! Plan is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Thanks for all the great replies. Given what I...

Thanks for all the great replies. Given what I have and what I want (good cooling / low drag) and with inspiration from Dan and Rockwood... I think I will build my own plenum to match my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Thanks for the pics! So you sanded to shape and...

Thanks for the pics! So you sanded to shape and then epoxy/fiberglassed over the top then hollowed out the insides I assume and glassed the inside to smooth it out? How many layers of glass were...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Yours looks same as mine, way to low in back if...

Yours looks same as mine, way to low in back if the inlets are correct... conversely if you raise the back up the center hits the cowl and inlets do not line up.... I posted pics earlier but ours...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Smile James is sending me a new plenum, seems I got the...

James is sending me a new plenum, seems I got the wrong one.

I’ve cut my baffles to Van’s spec, 3/8” - 1/2” to cowl, hopefully enough room to shake and be able to mount the plenum. Will update as I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Rockwood's photos are very helpful. Here's the...

Rockwood's photos are very helpful.

Here's the plenum I have from James:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51387118079_720f552bd2_w.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mhUpUt)Untitled...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
PM sent... The opening for the oil cooler is...

PM sent...

The opening for the oil cooler is left to the builder.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Will post pictures to my Flickr page as I make...

Will post pictures to my Flickr page as I make progress...

After I get the plenum done I will move to the induction, filter and alt air bypass. After all that I will prime everything, seal...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Thanks for the note Bob. I wasn't sure if more...

Thanks for the note Bob.

I wasn't sure if more volume above the engine is desirable or not and as you know the instructions are lacking... I'd like to avoid cooking my engine on the early flights. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,149
Posted By motodave
Plenum help

VAF,
I'm installing a Sam James plenum on my 7 with a I(O)360, James cowl and using the standard Vans baffles (I know that I need to modify these to adapt) to mount the plenum with screws/nut plates...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,885
Posted By motodave
Not knowing I ran mine the full length of the...

Not knowing I ran mine the full length of the sides for 3 reasons, 1.) extra strength for the FW to fuselage skin and 2.) I like the support for the upper cowl the extra length provides and 3.)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Looks great and bet it feels good! I just did my...

Looks great and bet it feels good! I just did my a month or so ago and working on my cowling now.... I wish I had the forward top skin on like you do but waiting to finish the avionics and wiring.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,631
Posted By motodave
I'm in the same boat... just got the cowl lined...

I'm in the same boat... just got the cowl lined up and finished trimming last night. I pulled the instructions from the web site and plan on using those to start with once I get the hinges riveted...
Forum: Builder Website Links 07-27-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,763
Posted By motodave
MotoDave's RV7 Flickr Page

Photos and some comments on "7" slow build... Tail is complete as is fuselage working on FW FWD then avionics and then wings this winter... possible QB wings (if avail) as I want to FLY... or slow...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-20-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,221
Posted By motodave
Very nice! That's going to haul... Question,...

Very nice! That's going to haul...

Question, what is the sound insulation you are using on the interior?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Thanks Gene, appreciate the comments. Fiberglass...

Thanks Gene, appreciate the comments. Fiberglass fun about to start with cowl and plenum.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Prop on...at least for awhile while I work on the...

Prop on...at least for awhile while I work on the cowl (James) and baffles then likely off for transport to airport next year. Interesting that the new prop bolts have no provision for safety wire,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,944
Posted By motodave
I deleted all the Van's lines from the FW FWD kit...

I deleted all the Van's lines from the FW FWD kit and ordered lines from Tom at TS, great stuff. I also ordered his Red Cube mount so I have single line from pump to throttle body then a line from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 173,887
Posted By motodave
Simple fix, I just flipped the standard Van's...

Simple fix, I just flipped the standard Van's bracket over to other side (with a little bending to clear the pan) and put the bolt and spacers on on the throttle arm on the other side...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 173,887
Posted By motodave
Thanks for the tip Steve

Thanks for the tip Steve
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 173,887
Posted By motodave
Looks like I get to move my throttle cable mount...

Looks like I get to move my throttle cable mount over... installed per Van's with stock exhaust on I(O)360-M1B...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51250245887_5250de1e52_c.jpg...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Jeff Schans at Lycoming/Thunderbolt was great to...

Jeff Schans at Lycoming/Thunderbolt was great to work with ++. I think I got hit with COVID19 delays and then they had a parts shortage in 1Q, then a delay getting it preserved before shipping......
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,206
Posted By motodave
Now at least I have documentation, thank you! ...

Now at least I have documentation, thank you! Also reached out to Don Rivera at AFP, very helpful answering my questions on the Avstar unit.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By motodave
Big day finally...

Big day finally arrived!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51236014326_cbf1db47b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m4xY2m)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2m4xY2m) by Dave Hock...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,454
Posted By motodave
If understand correct standard ignition timing is...

If understand correct standard ignition timing is 25 degrees BTDC? I also heard Mike Busch on a webcast saying that reducing by even 2-3 degrees can dramatically reduce temps, anyone tried this?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,747
Posted By motodave
My current plan with G5 on...

My current plan with G5 on left:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51130002769_60f0183d98_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kUbCtT)Panel idea (https://flic.kr/p/2kUbCtT) by Dave Hock...
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