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Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,458
Posted By RV7Guy
Fuel line cover

RV7. I mounted one on the fuel line cover that is under your legs in front of the spar. Perfect location. Out of the way and easily accessible. Going to mount one on the other side as well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By RV7Guy
Click Bond Packets

I always keep the Click Bond individual use packets on hand. They are really handy when you don't need a bunch of adhesive.

Also, check around for Hysol adhesive. Similar to CB.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By RV7Guy
Send me your email

I've got a 7 but with a 390 and firewall mounted oil cooler. My PPS is mounted right under by battery box for the Earth X. Right side of Firewall. Not much extra space.

I highly suggest you wait...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By RV7Guy
l know a guy

Hey Steve,

I'll text you with information on a friend that has one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,115
Posted By RV7Guy
Tough answer

They are as tight as you make them. Standard install has a "L" washer between the angles and the latch. That is your gap. Some install UHMV tape on the latch and this will help some.

In the 15...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By RV7Guy
Sun n' Fun

Attending Sun n' Fun with my 7 for the first time. Is there any RV gatherings like Oshkosh? Looking forward to attending!! Should be fun.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By RV7Guy

Hey Scott,

Sorry that happened. Hopefully have my plane home from paint next week if the weather cooperates. I'll stop by and see you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By RV7Guy
You need.....

Hey Chris,

Nice talking to you today. After review of the pictures I believe you need to add the JD Air yoke to your plane. The dual bearing unit will compliment your set up nicely:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,161
Posted By RV7Guy
Heck ya!!

Looking forward to being one of the sponsors again and seeing everyone!! Just over 5 months away. Can't wait.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,446
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air New Product

After many requests for a RED light weight tailwheel, we have one!! The same great light weight tail wheel now in bright red anodizing.

I will have these available next...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,078
Posted By RV7Guy
On the flip side

My plane is wrapping up paint now. Here's a picture of the tail numbers and the front deck. The finish is unbelievable. It looks wet....
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,078
Posted By RV7Guy

I own a Tesla and it is very nicely painted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,251
Posted By RV7Guy
An answer

A direct answer to your question is that you can park the car directly west of HBC. I believe that is the Orange lot. The HBC is usually the last few rows of the overall homebuilt area. Having a car...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,198
Posted By RV7Guy
A few things

I understand your thoughts but keep in mind this isn't a 737. You are only a couple of feet from passenger screen. The other side is easily reached and seen.

I like symmetry. I'd go with another...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By RV7Guy
Looks like corners cut

Not sure what was going on. You won't have a problem with ours or Flyboys.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-29-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By RV7Guy

Take one of the heavy black plastic trash bags and cut into appropriate sized pieces for the piece you are working with. Say, an inch or two all the way around the piece of glass or carbon.

Wet out...
Forum: Propellers 12-18-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,740
Posted By RV7Guy
Composite is fine

On my first 7 I had a parallel valve 360 with Whirlwind RV200 composite prop. It was no problem at all. You will still be well within CG range. The back side of the CG range makes the elevator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By RV7Guy

Check with Langair. I know they just match drilled a new spring to one of my tailwheel assemblies for a guy with a 4.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,467
Posted By RV7Guy

I have a Tesla Model 3. (FYI, that's as Green as I get. I'm a Ford guy. I got it for my 106 mi RT drive for work). The car absolutely hauls A$$. But it is just loping along at highway speeds. Battery...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By RV7Guy
I can help

Hi Damien,

I'm up at Stellar Air Park in Chandler. I can help with those. I'm experienced with glass work and the Aveo product.

My email is
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,431
Posted By RV7Guy

I'm going to do a Youtube video on tailwheel maintenance soon.

The tailwheel is the most overlooked component on our planes yet takes one of the greatest beatings of anything. I highly recommend...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By RV7Guy
Got them

I've got a set of templates and detailed instructions for the 14 but haven't uploaded them yet. Send me an email and I can send to you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By RV7Guy
A couple of thoughts

Just to chime in with a couple of thoughts. Like others have said, remove the map box to save the space for future upgrades.

Remove the USB jacks and put them in the lower right area with covers....
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By RV7Guy

Hi Glenn,

I guess I didn't answer your emails with the info you needed. The latch was modified TO LUKE'S EXACT SPECIFICATIONS. So, I believe it will work with Classic Aero's modified side panels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,908
Posted By RV7Guy
Great News!!

Kelsey is a wonderful person. Van's wins for sure as do all the customers.

I want a rematch....Inside story!!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By RV7Guy
Because it works

We are not talking about much in the scheme of an RV. I used less than a pint of Evercoat 416 on my 7. The bulk of which was sanded off. For fine fill, sanding and time you can't beat 416. It is hard...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,734
Posted By RV7Guy

On my new 7 with IO390 and EarthX battery, PP alternator, I had a problem with the Alt Field. One start it would come on and the battery would charge. The next start it wouldn't. I spoke with Alan at...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-17-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,845
Posted By RV7Guy

They have high temp epoxy and Sorec for the strength material in the plenum. A gallon will be more than enough. This epoxy will be good for all other glass work on the plane. Good company, good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By RV7Guy

Contrary to post 2 on this, it is perfectly fine to use a filler such as Evercoat Rage or if a very thin layer is needed, Evercoat 416. The key is making sure it is a catalyzed filler and the surface...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-08-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,306
Posted By RV7Guy
Under your legs

I have one mounted on the front fuel line cover right under your legs. Perfect spot. Super accessible and out of the way. I mounted one on each side.

The DAR loved the idea there were two and they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,754
Posted By RV7Guy
It should

Width is exactly the same as the Van's stock fork. Mine however does have a different angle to provide more ground clearance.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By RV7Guy

When I riveted on the aluminum plates for the Skybolts, I had a layer of West Systems and micro balloons on the aluminum against the cowl. Then clecoed in place. The rivets were squeezed with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,991
Posted By RV7Guy

On the hottest days stair step climbs were necessary. Fully loaded with baggage and fuel. Not too often but it happened.

The 390 when cleared to cruise altitude can handle it. The new 7 has a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-21-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By RV7Guy
Backing strip

Use a backing strip and when you apply the piece also bond with epoxy and micro balloons. This will help lock the rivets down and minimize the chances of the rivets wearing the glass.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,991
Posted By RV7Guy

I put a Thunderbolt 390 with Barrett work done to it in my new 7. Stock cowl, no prop extension. Whirlwind RV74 prop. Custom made plenum. It is tight but works great

I wanted the extra weight due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,428
Posted By RV7Guy

Here's what I used. My hangar is 1800 sq ft. Lighting is definitely a place to NOT go cheap.

I'm kicking myself for not doing this years ago....
Forum: Painting your RV 10-16-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,802
Posted By RV7Guy
6% per year

The guy painting my 7, says he has documented a 6% increase annually on PPG products. That would be about the numbers you listed.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-15-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,622
Posted By RV7Guy
Lots of ways

Dan's approach is close to what I have done. The only difference is I'll mix in both flox and micro balloons. You will still get the solid fill needed but sanding will be a little easier. Once it is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,812
Posted By RV7Guy
What I was told!!

The entire emphasis was that something repaired by Garmin is going to be more than Dynon/AFS, GRT etc. The fact that the 750 is certified has no bearing because Garmin has a flat fee arrangement with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,812
Posted By RV7Guy
Some Thoughts

I've flown behind most of the modern glass. There seems to be a trend of "get the biggest screens you can get." Keep in mind that, other than the 10, you are going to be approximately 18" from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,031
Posted By RV7Guy
Sealed unit

Shameless plug for my JD Air Parts, dual bearing yoke assembly. This will work with any of the aftermarket forks. Our fork lifts the tail an additional inch, providing better over the nose visibility...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,110
Posted By RV7Guy

Many of the key points have been discussed. Not much you can do on the initial mounting of the stabilizer and vertical fin. Where you want to get accurate is getting your wing incidence and lead/lag...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,679
Posted By RV7Guy
Where from?

Just curious where the plane were from? High DA is not a big deal with most RV's!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,055
Posted By RV7Guy
Sub panel cuts

I opened up the complete sub panel then added a doubler. The area is much stronger but is now open. My thought was to make everything accessible by removal of the screens. Worked really well.

Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,377
Posted By RV7Guy

I made a plenum for my 390 powered 7. Molded it off the top cowl, then carved foam for the inlets. Lots of glass and carbon.

I spent tons of time making the fixed baffle pieces for as perfect of...
Forum: Reviews 09-04-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,061
Posted By RV7Guy
The best!!!

Without question some of the best customer service in the business. We are blessed to have companies like Advanced Flight and the Hickman Team.

Love my 5500T's!!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By RV7Guy
Works great

I've got 60 hours on mine now. Yes it is more money but the install and wiring is very simple. Very clean look.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-25-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By RV7Guy
Another way

I used a Dremel with stone that I ground to the proper countersink. Not that critical with the method I'm going to describe.

1) Get the countersink done so the washer fits flush.
2) Scuff the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-25-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,293
Posted By RV7Guy
Gateway or Chandler

Both have their own concerns. Gateway right now is also an extremely busy Fire Base. Otherwise not tough to get in an out of. Chandler can be a fur ball with all the training activity.

Just do your...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,146
Posted By RV7Guy
Fairly easy

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the experiences on installing our latch. As most have found, it is not that big of deal. Heck, you've built the entire plane:D:D

The good news is I will be working with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,127
Posted By RV7Guy

This was going to be our first opportunity to attend. I fully understand and we will be awaiting 2021.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-16-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 247,062
Posted By RV7Guy
Late to the discussion

I've read most of the thread. There is a common theme echoed by many. 1) Customer loyalty 2) Van's watches the market 3) Constantly improving the product.

With those thoughts in mind, how many RV...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,751
Posted By RV7Guy

Now the RV14 builders have the ultimate combination for their planes.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By RV7Guy
Mine works

I talked to Thomas a few months ago. I believe they are still around. My system works great on a new RV7 with IO390.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,656
Posted By RV7Guy
Sorry for the news

Hi Pierre,

Like others, you were one of the first frequent posters her on VAF when I got involved in the RV world almost 20 years ago.

It is something we always dread, the potential loss of a...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,751
Posted By RV7Guy

Email me and I'll send you pictures. Send email to Also you can look on the website and see pictures of the current latch. There is only one minor difference.

Forum: RV-14 06-15-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,751
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air RV14 latch

For all of you RV14 builders with intentions of using the Classic Aero interior, the new JD Air canopy latch is ready for immediate shipping. I have them in both Red anodized and natural aluminum....
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV7Guy
No difference


As I mentioned in our private emails, there is NO mechanical difference in the latches from 2008 to now. None. The only difference for the 14 is the one rivet that isn't there in the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,057
Posted By RV7Guy
N717AZ Flies

After a too long of period my new RV7 took flight this morning for a short shakedown flight. The 7 is equipped with a Lycoming/Barrett 220hp IO390 and Whirlwind RV74 prop.

Avionics include AFS dual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By RV7Guy

Check our Fiberglast. They have a hi temp epoxy. I used it with their product called Soric as structure. (sort of like a honeycomb material). Used both Carbon and glass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,806
Posted By RV7Guy

Having built 2-7's, I wish I had waited for the 14. A few reasons, 1) the build would be remarkably faster. There are guys turning QBS in a year. 2) More room. This can't be over stated. 3) Plug and...
Forum: Reviews 05-14-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,757
Posted By RV7Guy

Just a point of clarification. The current latch will work on all models of RV's including the RV14. The ONLY difference is it will not be 100% compatible with the Classic Aero interior. When the new...
Forum: Reviews 05-14-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,757
Posted By RV7Guy
It will

Hi Bill,

It will. It is ONLY related to the 14 and Classic aero interior. I haven't updated the site yet until I have them in hand.
Forum: Reviews 05-13-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,757
Posted By RV7Guy
RV14 Latch

Hi Guys,

I will have the new latches available in the next two weeks, in both red and natural aluminum. All aspects of the latch are the same as the previous versions with the addition of the mod...
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