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Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
CMI SIL011

Brian, sorry for my late response.

I've attached a Continental Motors Service Information Letter (SIL) 011. An internal oil passage needed to be tapped and plugged.

See section VI: Conversion to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
tailBeaconX EXP User and Installation Guide on page 25

I'm running this exact set up too and when installing this in my build, it took me a while to figure out how to do this and where to find the information to set squawk codes. I believe I found it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
A Painful Setback!

Let me just say right up front that Jimmy Broad at JB Aircraft Engines in Sebring, FL did me right in the end!

Back in August, I was just days away from my scheduled DAR inspection. As I prepared...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Well done!

Congratulations Dave!

You have a beautiful plane and I have enjoyed looking at your pictures. Amazing work!

Ryan
Forum: Safety 10-12-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Thank You for "Smoke on"

I was out in Prescott, AZ last weekend (and the weekend before) for some TW training flying a Cessna 140. We were one of multiple aircraft in the pattern (as you can imagine with all the Embry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,772
Nike Metcon Lifting Shoes

Sean,

I think you ask a great question here! Just last weekend I was in Prescott, AZ for my first 5 hours of TW training. I took a picture of these shoes on my feet and sent it to my son to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Thank You!

What a great video documentary of your desert southwest tour. I've lived in AZ and parts of UT most of my life and still find these areas absolutely amazing.

True inspiration to "keep on keepin...
Forum: Reviews 09-20-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Joe & Co. @ APS, LLC; PCU5000-X

Just want to let folks know about the professional manner (and beyond) in which Joe & his team at Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC treated me recently.

I purchased my PCU5000-X governor on a group...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Congratulations Dave! The move day is high...

Congratulations Dave! The move day is high anxiety for sure! Things even get more exciting from here, especially when the wings go on.

My plane should be flying now, but instead I put my...
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
I installed the TailbeaconX EXP and cannot...

I installed the TailbeaconX EXP and cannot remember if there was a white wire. I grabbed my User and Installation guide to see what it shows and I can see that it shows GY, OR, RD, BK. I'm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
I ran the wire on the forward side of the main...

I ran the wire on the forward side of the main spar into the fuselage. Then through grommets that were already installed into the center section.

Ryan
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Thanks Michael & Dave! So, I had planned to load...

Thanks Michael & Dave!

So, I had planned to load the plane onto the trailer nose forward; I thought I measured everything and we even pulled the plane up onto the trailer nose first. However, what...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
I final installed the fuel tanks way back when...

I final installed the fuel tanks way back when the wings were still hanging on the jig. Did the final torque of the z attach brackets at that time too. I haven't pulled the tanks off since.

Just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Milestones: Two-for-one Weekend!

This little piggy stayed home....from Oshkosh....to prepare for this past weekend. Truthfully, I've never been to Osh! Hmmm...maybe next year will be my year to go!

The big move!
Wings...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
I believe this is the Alex who is recommended. ...

I believe this is the Alex who is recommended. I reached out just the other day (since I'm needing RV7 transition training too) and he responded.

http://rvtraining.com/
Forum: Propellers 07-16-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Propeller/Spinner Filler Plates

Are the filler plates that go behind the propeller required for air worthiness?

Is this something that can come later on after flight, like the wheel pants and leg fairings?

Ryan
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-15-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Thank You!

Thank you Jim & Paul for taking time to respond!

I've been thinking that a flight advisor is exactly what I need regarding the decision of first flight given my RV-7 circumstances.

I'll be reaching...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-15-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
What about first flight?

Another question I've had on my mind: If you were me, would you pilot that first flight?

My engine was built by JB Aircraft engines Sebring, FL. However, this engine has not been run. So,...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-15-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
TW Endorsement and RV-7 Trng in AZ

Hello Folks! Will you help me develop a plan?

I'm reaching out seeking your guidance and help to find the right people who could provide training in or near Arizona. I'm based out of KTYL...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Hi Jim, I'm sorry that I cannot answer your...

Hi Jim,

I'm sorry that I cannot answer your question regarding retrofitting a kit.

However, if you determine to go this route I have a kit available that I purchased for my RV-7 build and decided...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
My 5-year-build Anniversary Update

Happy 4th of July!

July 1, 2017 was the day I started on the tail kit. Not sure where time has gone, but here's an update on where I'm at today:

I'm nearly done with the windscreen and I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Absolutely heart breaking! Prayers for the...

Absolutely heart breaking! Prayers for the man!

Ryan
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-28-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,721
Congratulations, Ryan! I've been following you...

Congratulations, Ryan! I've been following you for quite some time and July 1st will be my 5-year anniversary from the day I started on the tail.

btw...I'm going to have that same problem here...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Absolutely beautiful, Dave! I'm slowly...

Absolutely beautiful, Dave!
I'm slowly making progress on my windshield. Hope that it turns out half as nice as yours.

Ryan
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
I sure appreciate everybody's response to my...

I sure appreciate everybody's response to my original question and those who provided some pictures of how the clip works!

It seems that Van's recently provided a step-by-step video of their...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Thank you for the good info Larry! I won't...

Thank you for the good info Larry!

I won't try heat. On both sides of the lower portion that runs parallel to the fuselage is a span of about 12-13 inches that bows out. If I place one clip...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Help - Windscreen Intimidation!

Well, this is the last major step in my RV-7 build and it seems I've been on my heels a bit. After finally jumping all in yesterday and drilling the windscreen, it wasn't as bad as I thought it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,953
Cards Declined

Darwin,

I'm trying to throw money at you but your website keeps declining my payment. Tried a couple of cards now.

Probably user error, so I'll keep trying.

Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,697
Switch to Tempest?

Am I about to make a big mistake by switching to Tempest?

Confession: This question is regarding my flying O-360 Piper Cherokee; But, here in the near future I'll be flying my IO-360 RV-7 and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Yes! I replaced the top O-ring on a brand new...

Yes! I replaced the top O-ring on a brand new one before I ever installed it on my new engine. Upon inspecting the O-ring (because I had heard somewhere about possible leaks), I noticed a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,644
Stretchy pants!

Stretchy pants!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,607
Hi Jack, I'm nearing the completion of my RV-7...

Hi Jack,

I'm nearing the completion of my RV-7 build (VFR Platform) and I've intentionally planned my panel for just one radio. I'm going with the Garmin GTR200B, which, according to what I've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,101
If you are interested in looking into other...

If you are interested in looking into other options, you may consider contacting Jimmy Brod at JBAircraft Engines Sebring Florida.

He built this one for me. Caveat: I haven't started/run it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Nice job Dave! That's a milestone for sure! ...

Nice job Dave! That's a milestone for sure!

I'm right about where you are now: dragging my feet on the wind screen. It gets cold in my garage in Eastern AZ, believe it or not.

However, I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Dan, Thanks for sharing your video; it was...

Dan,

Thanks for sharing your video; it was great!

I like to imagine myself taking my first flight ever in my RV-7...hopefully within the next 4-6 months.

Ryan
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
You can see that I don't care about interior...

You can see that I don't care about interior paint...at least for now! Also, I'm not flying yet.

Look just below where the seat belt harness pokes out from the bulk head. I decided to orient that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Thanks for the tips

KT, Bruce, Scott,

I just want to say thanks for the tips on how to manually twist the blades so that I can verify spinner clearance. Iíll do that this weekend.

Ryan
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Hi Ted, That's a really good question, actually....

Hi Ted,

That's a really good question, actually. I followed the pattern that was already marked/provided on the spinner by Vans for the constant speed Hartzell. There are areas that have more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Spinner almost done!

That's beautiful work Dave!

Here's a pic of my -7 striking a similar pose.

It took me nearly all day yesterday to final fit the spinner, but I'm happy with it. Just need to make those small...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Prop on!

This is one of the more satisfying milestones!

December 1st will mark 4.5 years from the day I started this project.

Very Thankful!

Ryan
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-21-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Selfie Shot....

....because sharing is caring...hehe!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,682
Peek-a-boo I see you

I had installed the access panel kit. Since I have a very simple VFR panel, I didn't need the space on the sub panel for anything else. So, I installed my controller board facing forward so that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,615
My Skybolt kit will be for sale soon

Hi Michael,

I just went through this same decision and actually purchased the "Upper Firewall" kit for my RV-7 ~$200, including the two tools needed for installation. However, being a newb I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Holy smokes Marcel! That's just the motivation I...

Holy smokes Marcel!
That's just the motivation I need for the final stretches of my build.
Thanks for posting.

Ryan
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 384,570
Yeah, you have a beautiful plane and I really...

Yeah, you have a beautiful plane and I really appreciate the updates from you Jereme! Your picture log is my first go-to when I ask myself "how the h*** do I do that?", which is often. I've been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Baffling work

Baffling work is not much fun.
Next up is fitting the snorkel.


btw...I reserved an N number last week. N789YZ Nothin special; I just wanted it to sound good and be easy to say.

Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
E-Z Heat on!

It's on! Thanks for the comments guys!

Who knows, maybe I'll fly up north some time and visit where it's colder than a frozen pair of muk luks!

Ryan
Staying toasty in AZ!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
E-Z Heat; Do I want to do this?

Question for the knowledge bank:

I was very interested in mounting/installing a plug-in heat system so I purchased the E-Z Heat model 440. Just after I thought I found a great spot to install it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Easy peezy!

Got it...thanks Tom!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Re-route the SS Fuel Line to Spider?

See picture. Working on my baffle installations.
You can see that if I install the CB-707D Aft Center Support Bracket that it interferes with the SS fuel line that runs to the spider.

Can I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Thanks Dave! I like that you are step ahead...

Thanks Dave! I like that you are step ahead of me because I can go to your awesome picture log and see how things are done. I look at your pictures all the time.

Ryan
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Milestone: Engine On!

So easy an accountant can do it!

Seriously, hanging the engine wasn't too bad thanks to help from my boys, good Van's instructions, Youtube videos, and information from VAF provided by "those...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,389,022
Thanks for sharing Smokey! I had also thought...

Thanks for sharing Smokey! I had also thought about how easy and automatic software updates occur on my iPad. Pretty much whenever I'm in range of wifi and have the Garmin Pilot App open, it's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,389,022
Thank you for sharing your idea Paul! I just...

Thank you for sharing your idea Paul!

I just said out loud "duh" that's a great idea. Just last weekend I mounted two 12V 60mm computer fans on the top of the glare shield and it couldn't have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,389,022
Thank you for sharing Jim! With two iPads, is...

Thank you for sharing Jim!
With two iPads, is "cockpit sharing" a feature provided by the Foreflight app? Or, is sharing something that any two iPads can do?

Thanks again!
Ryan
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-02-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,389,022
AZ VFR "budget" Panel

I thought I would share with you my budget-panel build up. Mission is VFR with some cross-country comfort features.

1) I already fly with my Garmin GDL50 (ADSB-in) displaying traffic and moving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,487
AZ VFR "budget" Panel

Your mission sounds very similar to mine (VFR), so I thought I would share with you my budget-panel build up.

1) I already fly with my Garmin GDL50 (ADSB-in) displaying traffic and moving map...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,335
I am a CPA by profession and building an RV7...

I am a CPA by profession and building an RV7 (been waiting 3.5 years for the right opportunity to say that!) and have owned a Piper Cherokee 180 for the past 10 years. Hope to be flying the RV by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Huge milestone! I remember that one...no more...

Huge milestone! I remember that one...no more crawling up from underneath, bonking your head, etc...you know what I mean!
Congratulations!

Ryan
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-10-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 384,570
Yep Yep...excited for you man! I hope to be...

Yep Yep...excited for you man! I hope to be doing this very same thing in about 1 year from now.

Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
I think it turned out great, Chris! I'll...

I think it turned out great, Chris!
I'll send you a PM.

Ryan
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 262,483
looking really good Kent! This is exactly...

looking really good Kent! This is exactly where I am in my build, so I appreciate the pictures. Last night I drilled the holes in the elevator horns that attach them to the horizontal stab...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,574,765
Finishing SB wings is a huge milestone! ...

Finishing SB wings is a huge milestone! Congrats Jeff! Your project is looking great!

I've been jockeying assemblies trying to free up build space too in my garage for the past 3.5 years. At...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,060
This is great information and I appreciate the...

This is great information and I appreciate the follow up! The next time someone puts in a search on VAF for FF-00098, they will find this!

The new brackets are not a requirement, but a...
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