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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-19-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By RV7 To Go
Simon, Sent you a PM.

Simon,

Sent you a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,300
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,942
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, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,817
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, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,817
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,229
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,059
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, 06:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,625
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, 11:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,625
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,625
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,748
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, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,265
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,129
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, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,129
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 11-01-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
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, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,138
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,865
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, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,816
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, 10:53 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 543,349
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
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, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
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, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,625
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
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, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,962
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,477
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,468
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 8,515
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 8,515
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, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,906
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, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,533
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,128
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,013
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
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, 03:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,232
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
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.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,450
Posted By RV7 To Go
Not sure how it will hold up in an aircraft...

Not sure how it will hold up in an aircraft alternator installation but I can say that over the last 10+ years I have cut many thousands of board feet of both soft and hard wood on my table saw and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By RV7 To Go
The Facet pump installation instructions say it...

The Facet pump installation instructions say it is required to have a filter before the pump. I installed mine in each wing root at the tank as I didn't want to have to check and clean a filter in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,160
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used to use our oven set to 250 for a few hours...

I used to use our oven set to 250 for a few hours to dry the beads which were in a 10"x14"x2" pan. Used to stir them a few times while drying. I now use an old crock pot that we had laying around....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV7 To Go
I mounted mine as per the drawings and like many...

I mounted mine as per the drawings and like many others found the baffles starting to crack after 50 hrs in the corner behind #4 cyl. I modified the baffles as per many posts. I then found cracks in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By RV7 To Go
Not sure if it would work for a 14....but in my 7...

Not sure if it would work for a 14....but in my 7 I did not want to loose any more panel space so I modified it, as others had done, to face down towards the floor. It is not visible so I don't have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By RV7 To Go
I found it on Amaz...ca a couple years ago. It's...

I found it on Amaz...ca a couple years ago. It's more common on eBa..ca. Expensive stuff... $127.00 C for an 8 oz tube at the time. Saw it now for $140. Takes a small amount so it will last. I used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By RV7 To Go
Not sure about the 3. My 7 was out about 8 kts...

Not sure about the 3. My 7 was out about 8 kts indicated. I had aftermarket flush static ports. After reading much info on the forum I changed the ports to the Vans rivet, which is domed (it is a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By RV7 To Go
We have about a dozen RV's on the field at BFC...

We have about a dozen RV's on the field at BFC (CNC3) both injected and carb'd. None have the pump shroud and I am not aware of any in-flight vapour lock issues.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1 for Krytox! Used fuel lube initially and...

+1 for Krytox! Used fuel lube initially and always found it a pain to open and pull the caps out. After cleaning and using the 205 they work smoothly and no issues with sealing when the caps are...
Forum: Safety 04-24-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,312
Posted By RV7 To Go
I agree with Dan. Should "Sticky" this thread in...

I agree with Dan. Should "Sticky" this thread in Maintenance where the nose wheel thread is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 35,708
Posted By RV7 To Go
We have 2 or 3 prop strike/firewall/nose gear...

We have 2 or 3 prop strike/firewall/nose gear damaged 172's at our flying club every year. All on paved runways and all due to improper pilot technique as mentioned above. Haven't had any flip as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,622
Posted By RV7 To Go
I bought this on Amazon Canada for winter preheat...

I bought this on Amazon Canada for winter preheat back in 2018.

Wireless Mobile Cell Phone PDA GSM Remote Control 3 Socket Power Outlet Smart Switch AC 110-220V
Sold by: Top Solid
CDN$ 99.95

I use...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used the wing walk from Flyboys. It is an...

I used the wing walk from Flyboys. It is an embossed vinyl, so no sandpaper grit. Only 2 3/4 years and 375 hrs worth of in and outs so far but no peeling and still like new. Not quite as slip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By RV7 To Go
When I did mine I installed the gear leg fairings...

When I did mine I installed the gear leg fairings first. Aircraft level in flight attitude and off the gear on sawhorses. Aligned the fairings as per the string method in the manual. Wheel pants were...
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