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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Z-EDD
I had a similar interference problem somewhere...

I had a similar interference problem somewhere else, and I found I was able to get an MK319 in by putting in the hole as far as it would go, partially pulling it, whereupon I was then able to fully...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Z-EDD
Never mind the wings, I did my pants before I...

Never mind the wings, I did my pants before I even had the engine. That makes it even easier to lift and level the fuselage!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,967
Posted By Z-EDD
Yes Steinair will do just the diagram for you if...

Yes Steinair will do just the diagram for you if you wish, that is what I went for and did all the rest myself.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,961
Posted By Z-EDD
True but most of these types have Auto-throttle....

True but most of these types have Auto-throttle. If your hand is going to be on the throttle all the time then A/P controls nearby make sense.

However in an RV it’s 50/50 in my view. Substructure...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By Z-EDD
You should not need clecos to hold things...

You should not need clecos to hold things together here. If the skin is dimpled and the brace countersunk then you can clamp the hinge in place and the dimples will nest into the countersinks and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By Z-EDD
From your other thread with the stainless strip,...

From your other thread with the stainless strip, it seems clear you are looking at a firewall forward kit. In that case a then at least one of these covers the intake for the heat muff. If you are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,147
Posted By Z-EDD
Terry, I can't offer an opinion on the necessity...

Terry, I can't offer an opinion on the necessity of holding the stick back, but I sympathise with your thinking, and desire to simplify. I eventually went with a start button mounted dead centre of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Z-EDD
Yes there is, you get to it in configuration mode...

Yes there is, you get to it in configuration mode (hold down menu button as it boots), engine and airframe configuration page, engine time. Set minimum recording rpm and standard recording rpm. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By Z-EDD
When my engine came the lower part of the foam...

When my engine came the lower part of the foam was separate, making a very handy cradle to rest the engine on. Doesn't look like Mikes foam is constructed the same way. Another solution I've been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By Z-EDD
No that's a great example of thinking outside the...

No that's a great example of thinking outside the box!

sorry, couldn't resist :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 181,713
Posted By Z-EDD
I was about to reply that this was added for the...

I was about to reply that this was added for the latest release, but when I read it again I realised that it is only for external navigators! Weird, would definitely love for this to happen for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By Z-EDD
I think bill meant “monocoque”, and this is the...

I think bill meant “monocoque”, and this is the key. The structure as pictured may seem flimsy, but add the skin and it becomes a rigid box, plenty strong.
Forum: Tools 07-11-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,222
Posted By Z-EDD
This mistake can be made with absolutely any tool...

This mistake can be made with absolutely any tool that can be used for dimpling.
Forum: Tools 07-11-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,222
Posted By Z-EDD
Although the OP seems to have moved on and got a...

Although the OP seems to have moved on and got a DRDT 2, the answer to the question is that the Cleaveland C-frame accepts a .401 shank rivet set that makes it easy to back rivet AN470 rivets. Just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,785
Posted By Z-EDD
It is tricky, I eventually used a process of...

It is tricky, I eventually used a process of elimination. If rivet length before driving is ok (much easier to measure), hole is not oversized, and the diameter after driving is ok, then the height...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 116,458
Posted By Z-EDD
Sorry to be late to the party, but I can confirm...

Sorry to be late to the party, but I can confirm the difference comes from different measured Arms on My airplane. I measured Right main at 69.25, Left main 69.19, tail wheel 249.75. These were...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-30-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,903
Posted By Z-EDD
Dan, I feel the thread title has become obsolete....

Dan, I feel the thread title has become obsolete. The problem with simply replying only to the OP is that he is not going to be the only person reading this thread. The OP was obviously already...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,903
Posted By Z-EDD
Sorry, but there is almost certainly a reasonable...

Sorry, but there is almost certainly a reasonable repair here, and it is well documented. Search "figure 8 hole". I would check with Vans RE the location, but susoect it would be ok.

Everyone's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,048
Posted By Z-EDD
This is a very common perception but as I...

This is a very common perception but as I understand it one of the main reasons for an e-bus is to allow the master to be switched off, thus removing the load required just to hold the master...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By Z-EDD
I have lived my entire life, and learned to fly,...

I have lived my entire life, and learned to fly, at 5000' msl with DA regularly above 7000'. I was taught to lean for takeoff from my first lesson, and we did it at run-up RPM. Later I was taught...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,734
Posted By Z-EDD
Ryan, your snorkel looks to have ended up in...

Ryan, your snorkel looks to have ended up in about the same position as mine. Yes as others have said trim the fibreglass parts as necessary including the cowl inlet.

Bear in mind that you do not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By Z-EDD
I was 50/50 between under the HS or under the...

I was 50/50 between under the HS or under the wing, but between the shorter wiring run and keeping weight forward I went with under the wing, and it has worked out well. The unit comes with about a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,868
Posted By Z-EDD
And with perfect timing Kitplanes publishes an...

And with perfect timing Kitplanes publishes an article extolling the virtues of Molex connectors!...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Z-EDD
Thanks for your thoughts Steve, I will admit that...

Thanks for your thoughts Steve, I will admit that I have never seen that setup page, must get to know my system better! But I can only assume that it is in the default/ Auto setting. I have never...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Z-EDD
G3X Data "Ground track" True?

Whilst analysing the Data Log downloaded from my G3X touch I noticed a split between the heading and "Ground track" parameters, even when the airplane is on the ground and tracking down a runway,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By Z-EDD
Something wrong

I have both types of pickup in my RV-7 and got about 200ml unusable in the tank with flop tube, barely 50ml in the tank with standard pickup. This was done in normal tail dragger attitude.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By Z-EDD
I mounted mine aft as others have but was also...

I mounted mine aft as others have but was also concerned about my manual trim since it is quite unusual these days. I asked Steinair about their experience and they said they had done several here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,360
Posted By Z-EDD
Happy retirement Barb! It was a pleasure dealing...

Happy retirement Barb! It was a pleasure dealing with you :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-29-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 83,681
Posted By Z-EDD
Thanks!

Thanks for the kind words everyone. 7 hours on the hobbs already but it still feels awesome! Can't wait to share the experience.



Unfortunately I can't claim that. I did help lay out the masking...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-27-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 83,681
Posted By Z-EDD
Flying!

First flight December 23rd 2020! She fly's beautifully, hardly any problems.

A big thank you to all on VAF who have posted over the years, it is the most incredible resource, could not have done...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 116,458
Posted By Z-EDD
RV-7 Slider IO-360M1B/ Hartzell BA Prop. VFR...

RV-7 Slider
IO-360M1B/ Hartzell BA Prop.
VFR single screen G3X touch, 1 comm
Basic interior, Vans seats, lightweight carpets
Painted
FlyLeds full lighting

R 511, arm 69.25"
L 511, arm 69.19"
TW 59,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By Z-EDD
Are you sure you need to do this?

Daren, what is the vintage of the kit? If it was manufactured after the SB then the parts should have been updated to include an anti-rotation bracket which does double duty by both preventing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-29-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,497
Posted By Z-EDD
Hard to tell but it looks like this rivet is on a...

Hard to tell but it looks like this rivet is on a flange outside the tank? If so it’s not the rivet that is the problem, I think you’ll need to go into the tank, clean up any gooey sealant and re-...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,267
Posted By Z-EDD
Simpicity?

Well I guess "simple"means different things to different people! To some it means having many functions on the stick for flying, but to me it's keeping the installation simple, reliable, and safe...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,223
Posted By Z-EDD
I decided to add 3/8s to my second set which...

I decided to add 3/8s to my second set which worked out fine when I rigged everything last month. Sorry I don't have any photos and the plane is in the paint shop. Works out to 66 5/32nds for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,201
Posted By Z-EDD
Just guessing but probably because we are the...

Just guessing but probably because we are the Beta testers for the certified version :rolleyes:
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 84,127
Posted By Z-EDD
Those look very much like the intersection...

Those look very much like the intersection fairings from RVbits.com, they are renowned for a good fit. I aligned my leg fairings according to the plans but the intersection fairings would have put...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,256
Posted By Z-EDD
Awesome! When back riveting you don't necessarily...

Awesome! When back riveting you don't necessarily need to use the back rivet plate if you have one of these...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,256
Posted By Z-EDD
I must agree that from the "before rivets" photo...

I must agree that from the "before rivets" photo the skin does look under dimpled. But it is hard to judge in just one photo. However if it is getting a lot worse after riveting then look at the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,907
Posted By Z-EDD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_mpbsQF1eu0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_mpbsQF1eu0
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By Z-EDD
Hi Andy Yes I remember that bugger, but I had to...

Hi Andy

Yes I remember that bugger, but I had to look at my photos to remind me what I did about it. Looks like I abandoned the original hole and placed another rivet just far enough forward to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,222
Posted By Z-EDD
+1 on that. I ordered the EAA flight test manual...

+1 on that. I ordered the EAA flight test manual and have just spent hours scanning it so I can take it on the road in my iPad. I'd love to have this book but I'll wait for the electronic version.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,212
Posted By Z-EDD
Hey Mike. I mounted my GMU11 on the aft deck. I'm...

Hey Mike. I mounted my GMU11 on the aft deck. I'm using a FlyLeds tail strobe and it uses a shielded pair with the ground running back to the control board under the right seat, and eventually to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,617
Posted By Z-EDD
Photography

I?m not saying there aren?t techniques that lead to better skins, but the primary difference in the examples cited is in the photography, lighting and angle. If you look at any RV from the wrong...
Forum: RV-4 04-14-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,825
Posted By Z-EDD
I believe there is an SB/letter/some sort of...

I believe there is an SB/letter/some sort of recommendation to use some proseal to glue that O-ring in place, otherwise it has been known to go astray.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By Z-EDD
I think this is what you are looking for. It is a...

I think this is what you are looking for. It is a PITA since it attempts to amalgamate information for all IO-360 models (apart from the -M1A for some bizarre...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By Z-EDD
Terry, if you are fitting manual trim and a fuel...

Terry, if you are fitting manual trim and a fuel injected engine you need a longer trim cable. Not a common combo I know but you never know!

VA-118 brake lines (from left master cylinder to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By Z-EDD
Yes I had to add more fold. This is one of those...

Yes I had to add more fold. This is one of those "general" items, make sure all flanges and other parts are at the correct angle.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-29-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By Z-EDD
Since I used a standard Lycoming engine and...

Since I used a standard Lycoming engine and Firewall forward kit from vans I did it per the plans and the supplied hoses for Fuel and oil pressure work fine. That leaves the top position free for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By Z-EDD
Welcome to the club Allen! I had interference in...

Welcome to the club Allen! I had interference in the same place and ended up trimming the skin. I'm not sure why vans would call it a last resort, to me there really wasn't anything else to do, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,373
Posted By Z-EDD
Regarding the cracked dimples, this is quite a...

Regarding the cracked dimples, this is quite a well known issue and apparently they very rarely propagate any further. It seems to happen during dimpling so it is likely they have been present since...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,649
Posted By Z-EDD
Hole in the bottom of FAB?

On a related note, if a sniffle valve is fitted, is it still necessary to drill a hole in the bottom of the FAB? I never liked this idea, carefully ensure that the filter seals nicely at the top, but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By Z-EDD
No, I'm not worried.

No, I'm not worried.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By Z-EDD
Drawing OP-30 shows this including the detail of...

Drawing OP-30 shows this including the detail of attaching conduit to the firewall stiffeners. This drawing probably comes with the wiring kit but also comes with the full pdf plans set if you get...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,223
Posted By Z-EDD
I don't think vans have changed this, I think...

I don't think vans have changed this, I think your blurry copy of the plans actually reads 65 25/32. As you point out 1 1/32 is an odd increase, but it is also way too much to resolve the minor...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By Z-EDD
Try this. You need to watch the whole series,...

Try this. You need to watch the whole series, shows both soldering and solder sleeve methods.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmVLVhGoGQs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,342
Posted By Z-EDD
Moving goal posts

Hey Brian

I believe EI have moved the goal posts on this one. Current guidance linked here
https://buy-ei.com/wp-content/uploads/FT-60-Info-Rev-F.pdf

If one reads all the guidance ever written on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,275
Posted By Z-EDD
Do you have this article?

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/sliding-canopy-installation/

This was the most useful source of info when I did my canopy, written by Scott McDaniels. He suggests bowing the frame in an extra 1/2...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,667
Posted By Z-EDD
Just to be clear Bill, I am happy with the...

Just to be clear Bill, I am happy with the position of my snorkel. I don't think it would have been possible to move it any further inboard. Note my case baffle seems further outboard than yours, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,667
Posted By Z-EDD
Mine fit

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7907/46646025184_7c3876baec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e4X5aw)IMG_8523 (https://flic.kr/p/2e4X5aw) by Ed Fleming (https://www.flickr.com/photos/158359628@N06/), on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,203
Posted By Z-EDD
Sounds like you have found your problem! However...

Sounds like you have found your problem! However looking at how the rectifier is wired you may be able to make an improvement quite easily. As wired you are only using 1 diode in the rectifier, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,386
Posted By Z-EDD
I used a locally available battery and also found...

I used a locally available battery and also found that it would not quite fit. In my case the problem was the radius (or lack of) at the corners. I ended up cutting away the rear of the battery box,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,240
Posted By Z-EDD
I think this is what you're looking for. I agree,...

I think this is what you're looking for. I agree, not easy to find at all.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/45974042842_30ed22d46c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d3yZe5)IMG_1459...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,306
Posted By Z-EDD
Hey Mike! The answer to the bulkhead question is...

Hey Mike!

The answer to the bulkhead question is in Rviator from 2006! Should of course be in the plans but this is an RV-7....

If you have 27 years of Rviator it's in the section on instruments....
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