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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Karetaker
I doubt it will work, but I have a new ES...

I doubt it will work, but I have a new ES 85615-157-1, made in 2018. (For my RV-7). I assume since the numbers are different, they are not interchangeable. But if interested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Mike. Welcome to the show! I sent you a...

Howdy Mike. Welcome to the show!

I sent you a private message but I am sure others will jump on here as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,754
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Matt!

Thanks Matt!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,754
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Matt. Very impressed with this fairing!...

Howdy Matt. Very impressed with this fairing! This is exactly what I want to try on my -7.

Can anyone tell me how I can acquire a copy of the 1997 June RVator article?

I am heading over to your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By Karetaker
Cool Paint it! Just kidding! Could not resist! I...

Paint it! Just kidding! Could not resist!

I know nothing about polishing an aircraft, but I do give you guys a lot of credit; I have heard it is a lot of work to get it right and it does look...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy. I have used Emachineshop over the years...

Howdy. I have used Emachineshop over the years from time to time. It is free and serves my purposes well. I use it mostly to make full size, accurate templates that I can print, cut and trace on to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Doug. I am building a -7 and do not know...

Howdy Doug. I am building a -7 and do not know how the rudder cables fit to the rudder pedals on the -8. However, on the -7, the builder has the option to drill multiple locations for mounting the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks for the tips guys.

Thanks for the tips guys.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Scared. I see now what you mean by the...

Thanks Scared. I see now what you mean by the canopy sitting over the roll bar; missed that originally.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Karetaker
How Does the Tip Up Sit?

Howdy everyone. Looking through the construction of the tip up canopy, it is not clear to me how the canopy "sits" nor how it seals. I see spacers are used to keep the frame off of the longerons and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Brian. The SV-1 is 8.5" long and 4" wide....

Howdy Brian. The SV-1 is 8.5" long and 4" wide. The duct connection point is 2" OD. I believe these are the only ones Vans sells.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Karetaker
Cool Great! Thanks guys!

Great! Thanks guys!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Karetaker
Cool LEMO 6 Pin Wire Diagram Needed

Howdy Everyone. My plan is to use a 6 pin LEMO connector for my headsets, (Bose, Lightspeed, etc.) I am in need of the wire/pin callouts for the panel mounted jack. I want to start wiring these panel...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Karetaker
Augghhh! You guys are killing me! (in a good...

Augghhh! You guys are killing me! (in a good way!) I get it..."fixing" something that isn't broke...I am coming to terms with not opening up a can or worms and just keep it simple. Thanks for keeping...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Dennis. Since making the video, I have...

Thanks Dennis. Since making the video, I have figured out the items in question and understand the baffles, tapered cylinders, etc., etc. I also understand the subtleties associated with these...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Karetaker
I am not concerned with the warrantee; nor...

I am not concerned with the warrantee; nor customer service. Aero Sport Power has treated me quite well even long before acquiring this engine. I am fine voiding the warrantee.

Engine video on my...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Karetaker
Paint Completed Engine...Already Painted

Howdy Everyone. I'm struggling with how to handle this situation. I just bought a "new" engine, never mounted nor ran since built/tested by Aero Sport Power in 2012. The engine is dirty and I hate...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Karetaker
You are quite welcome. The good news about the...

You are quite welcome. The good news about the X/Y table, mill, center drills, center finder, etc. they are not aircraft specific; you'll use them for all kinds of cool things.

Without the slot...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By Karetaker
If you have watched any of my videos, you will...

If you have watched any of my videos, you will know I am a neat freak and hate clutter/messes. I recommend you build the empennage with what you have and as you progress, perhaps add more...
Forum: Reviews 02-05-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,412
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Ross. I have "The Works" installed in new,...

Howdy Ross. I have "The Works" installed in new, unused, uncut RV-7 wing tips I am looking to sell as a package. Includes all pieces that originally came with "The Works" kit as well as the tail...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Karetaker
One more thing....I cut the slits first; before...

One more thing....I cut the slits first; before drilling the holes. To get the holes 90 degrees to the slit, slide a piece of 1/16" or 1/8" thick plywood, (depending on which end you are drilling in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Scott. Here is a link to a tool I use all...

Howdy Scott. Here is a link to a tool I use all the time to locate a hole centered over the radius of a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Scott. I just received my VP-X Pro and have...

Howdy Scott. I just received my VP-X Pro and have been reading the rather extensive installation manual on their website. In case you are not aware: be advised that any lighted switches must have the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks everyone for the replies.

Thanks everyone for the replies.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Karetaker
Wire Connector Between Fuse and Wings

Howdy Everyone. I want to work on the fuselage wiring and use some type of connector so I can electrically mate the wings to it later on during final assembly. I originally wanted to use a simple...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. This video I posted a while back...

Howdy everyone. This video I posted a while back may be of help to some:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewhhbQ5ruHk
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy. I did nothing with that area. Since the...

Howdy. I did nothing with that area. Since the skin and underlying parts have no holes there and Vans does not state for -7 builders to add any rivets, I just left it as is.
Forum: Propellers 12-24-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. I have made my decision, but am...

Howdy everyone. I have made my decision, but am glad to see this thread continue down this road of discovery!

Toobuilder makes a good point about cruise performance. My personal cruise settings I...
Forum: Propellers 12-23-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Agree with Dan on "dampened" and...

Agree with Dan on "dampened" and "counterweighted". Balanced crank is a different term again explained by Dan.

Yes, I was surprised and concerned when I started getting intel on the IO375 and the...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Everyone. Howdy David. I can't answer your...

Howdy Everyone. Howdy David. I can't answer your weight questions but I will share what I know as of today. As stated in an earlier post of mine down the page here, I have confirmed with Hartzell...
Forum: Propellers 12-18-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. Here is what I just received from...

Howdy everyone. Here is what I just received from Hartzell, if interested:

"The vibrational testing that Hartzell performed with the 375 undamped engine resulted in higher stress loading on the...
Forum: Propellers 12-17-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
I have no information on weight differences...

I have no information on weight differences between engine/prop. combos, David. I do agree the restrictions are livable and will look further into the Hartzell blended airfoil propeller. I am hoping...
Forum: Propellers 12-17-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
One more thing...for those wondering...I received...

One more thing...for those wondering...I received an email from Aero Sport Power today stating that switching from a non-weighted to a weighted crank is a simple swap. Consumables such as bearings,...
Forum: Propellers 12-17-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Carl. I get what you are saying. I am...

Howdy Carl. I get what you are saying. I am seriously looking at the Hartzell BA aluminum props now. For those curious, here is the restriction from Hartzell:

For undamped 200 HP IO-360:...
Forum: Propellers 12-17-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Carl. Curious if during those 1000 hrs. if...

Thanks Carl. Curious if during those 1000 hrs. if you abided by the restrictions as stated by Hartzell? I am hoping those restrictions are in an operational area of the power curve that is never...
Forum: Propellers 12-17-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy David. I was looking at the 300 series...

Howdy David. I was looking at the 300 series Whirl Wind propellers last night. They cost more than the Hartzell aluminum 2 blade deal that Vans sells and as you noted, not recommended for...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
I have talked to Vans about the 72" -V- 74" and...

I have talked to Vans about the 72" -V- 74" and did not receive any intel. on performance differences. They did say that either could be used on a -7 but the owner needs to be aware of the potential...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks. Are you using the 72" or 74"?

Thanks. Are you using the 72" or 74"?
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,189
Posted By Karetaker
Propeller Selection Assistance

Howdy Everyone. I need some assistance in regard to propeller choice from people more experienced than I am on the subject. (Mostly everyone.)

I am building a -7 and just acquired an Aero Sport...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By Karetaker
RV-7 Forward Mount Prop Gov

Howdy everyone. Can anyone verify a forward mounted prop governor will work/fit under the stock -7 Vans cowling with the horizontal sump?

Governor mounted just forward of the #2 cyl. (IO-370) Stock...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
Jay, can you tell me what induction sump you have...

Jay, can you tell me what induction sump you have a which cowling you use? How about the oil filter adapter...straight or 90 degree?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Karetaker
Cool. I would offer to make those cables for you...

Cool. I would offer to make those cables for you if you hadn't already done so.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Walt. Couple questions: Any reason you did...

Howdy Walt. Couple questions:

Any reason you did not use the 90 deg. oil adapter?

How long is that oil gauge tube? I believe there are various lengths.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Ed. I'll try Superior again and see what...

Thanks Ed. I'll try Superior again and see what gives. I'll leave the comment about wanting a kit out of the email and see if I get a reply.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Karetaker
Did you find/have cables made ?

Did you find/have cables made ?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
I have been in constant email contact with Aero...

I have been in constant email contact with Aero Sport Power since my phone call with them. I have asked a lot of questions and am getting answers within minutes/hours; which is encouraging. I asked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
I agree that may be a good idea, however, the...

I agree that may be a good idea, however, the individuals who messaged me private probably did so for a reason. Up to them if they want to repost here in public.

I can say if building up your own...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
I am receiving a lot of private messages and...

I am receiving a lot of private messages and really appreciate it! Some good insight and suggestions. Keep them coming!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Jeff. Curious how long you waited on...

Howdy Jeff. Curious how long you waited on Superior to get back to you? Did you contact them via the engine quote page on their site, or did you leave a voice mail? I have done both and so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
Much obliged. I have submitted an engine quote...

Much obliged. I have submitted an engine quote request at the Continental website and noted what I was hoping to do. I will follow up with Bill and see what gives.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
I am looking for a way to build my own, new...

I am looking for a way to build my own, new engine; not used, not overhauled. Superior Air Parts sells engine kits through Aircraft Spruce, but ACS has a limited selection. An ACS sales rep gave me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Karetaker
Continental/Titan Engine RV7

Howdy everyone. I am starting my research for a new engine for my RV-7. I have reached out to Superior Air Parts with no joy...no reply to my engine quote request, emails and phone messages....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By Karetaker
Lycoming IO360-A1B6 Kit?

Howdy everyone. I bought my finishing kit planning to use the IO360-A1B6 engine and I want to use Van's FWF kit for the same. I am curious if it is posible to buy new parts to duplicate the engine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Everyone. Below is a link to my channel...

Howdy Everyone. Below is a link to my channel covering how I installed the Anti Splat seat mod. There are multiple videos in this series. I installed the mod during construction on my -7; I realize...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,014
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Everyone. Here is a link to a video I made ...

Howdy Everyone. Here is a link to a video I made when doing my pedals. I too have switched to the single, long bolt for the pedal pivot and also modified the master cylinder attachment. Same idea,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By Karetaker
Carb Heat and Fuel Line Holes

Howdy Everyone. My plan is to use the YIO360-A1B6 engine and a Hartzell CS prop from Vans in my -7. Is the as drawn location for the cabin heat hole in the firewall, drawing 19, a good location or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,183
Posted By Karetaker
There are also the Zip Tip III Winglets shown...

There are also the Zip Tip III Winglets shown here.

https://www.aveoengineering.com/ziptips-premiere-2/
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By Karetaker
I have not done any fiberglass work either. There...

I have not done any fiberglass work either. There must be alternatives but I have not looked into yet. When the time comes, I'll document whatever it is I end up doing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By Karetaker
Now that I am caught up, the videos are posted...

Now that I am caught up, the videos are posted almost real time. The Video posted today, (8/4/2020) will be about riveting the wing bottom skins. The footage is from last week.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. Thanks Keith! Wow, a nice...

Howdy everyone. Thanks Keith! Wow, a nice recommendation for sure. I hope others fine my videos useful as you have. Thanks for the kind words; much obliged!

I am as close as an email away, so feel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-03-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy. The RV-7 plans start you out by telling...

Howdy. The RV-7 plans start you out by telling you everything you need to know; as shown in your drawing above...all parts depicted, "break edges", drill sizes, order of procedure or assembly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Posted By Karetaker
I agree with Kay to drill the holes in case you...

I agree with Kay to drill the holes in case you change your mind later in life. I drill out all optional holes...step option, electric trim option, extra wing spar hope option for wires, etc. Makes...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,004
Posted By Karetaker
Camera angle and lighting. I can look across my...

Camera angle and lighting. I can look across my wings in the cradle and they look wavy, (my opinion) but look at them from a different angle and they look glass smooth. (My opiinion)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By Karetaker
Also keep in mind that the fuselage tappers...

Also keep in mind that the fuselage tappers inward on the sides at the front, so the large, pre-machined holes in the blocks are at an angle as well. The blocks need to be oriented in the proper...
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