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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By RV7 To Go
The Toronto RAA Chapter negotiated the deal with...

The Toronto RAA Chapter negotiated the deal with ACS. Free shipping on orders over $250 and a discount that varies with the item purchased. Not sure if it applies to the RAA National or not. I called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By RV7 To Go
I replaced my 121.5 AmeriKing (which was only...

I replaced my 121.5 AmeriKing (which was only 3yrs old and didn't pass recertification) last summer with a Kannad. More expensive but has a 10 yr warranty vs 30 mths for the Artex. After speaking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,673
Posted By RV7 To Go
As Dan mentioned...more info is needed in order...

As Dan mentioned...more info is needed in order to provide relevant suggestions...carb model, ignition and timing, baffling...



I modified my 10-3878 with the Mooney mod kit #A666-660. It increased...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,673
Posted By RV7 To Go
No expert here...but on a stock cowl setup I...

No expert here...but on a stock cowl setup I believe it could be a contributing factor. I think the ramps act like a sort of Venturi to smooth out the airflow and keep it going instead of having it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,673
Posted By RV7 To Go
The "eyebrows" are the inlet ramps which are...

The "eyebrows" are the inlet ramps which are glassed in from the top of the inlet opening to the underside of the top cowling along the top of both inlets. When installed they will be open on both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
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: 1,719
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: 768
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: 18,997
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: 2,459
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: 963
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: 34
Views: 4,157
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: 14,265
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: 1,562
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: 796
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: 1,989
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: 820
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: 1,199
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: 1,973
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: 1,113
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: 3,551
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: 4,901
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: 4,626
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: 5,141
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: 4,626
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: 8,727
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: 2,407
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: 2,907
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: 12,948
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: 12,948
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: 12,948
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: 1,151
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: 3,389
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: 4,749
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: 1,002
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: 4,178
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: 4,178
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: 2,566
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: 1,183
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: 2,344
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: 3,127
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: 4,678
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: 3,089
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: 562,214
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: 3,590
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: 1,090
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: 2,457
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: 12,948
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: 1,858
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: 2,461
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: 3,432
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: 2,808
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: 2,951
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: 2,448
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: 972
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: 9,860
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: 9,860
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: 6,040
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: 2,135
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: 2,135
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: 20,166
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: 2,530
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: 4,915
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: 7,381
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...
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