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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By doug_rv7
Kitlog

Just go to their website and download it to your new computer. Then use the Unlock Code they sent you when you purchased the product.

Doug
RV-7
last 95%
Forum: Tools 04-07-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By doug_rv7
T-405 fabrication

If the T-405 on the RV-8 is like the one on the RV-7 (tank attach bracket) I used the dremel to make a rough cut then the scotchbrite wheel to shape it.

Doug
RV-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,404
Posted By doug_rv7
Ditto what cderk said

Being a newbie to this building thing, I'm finding the EAA Amateur Built Certification kit EAA put together very helpful. Very well worth the $12.99 (member price). ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-17-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,099
Posted By doug_rv7
Great pictures

Great pictures! Nice work Mark. Thanks for sharing.

Doug
RV-7
Last 90%
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,016
Posted By doug_rv7
Wings install

What I found that worked for me is (a) putting the bolts on dry ice, (b) a little LPS #2 oil on the shank and (c) light taps with the rivet gun (around 20 psi).

Doug
RV-7
7th inning stretch
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 124,238
Posted By doug_rv7
Flap install

Before installing the flap actuator weldment for good, be sure to install the bolt too if you want it oriented in the direction depicted on DWG 33 View C-C (threads on the inside). There is not...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By doug_rv7
NAPA

I used a rattle can gray filler primer (part no. FP101) from NAPA. I was very pleased with it.

Doug
RV-7
Mounting the wings
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,432
Posted By doug_rv7
5/8 distance

I'm at this point on my RV-7 as well. Looking at Gil's diagram, it looks like it applies to the outside of the spars coming out of the fuselage. Bottom line, if you have at least 5/8" of real...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By doug_rv7
Good place for breakfast!

Our EAA Chapter 569 will be having its monthly breakfast on July 21 from 0800 - 1000. If you're enroute, please drop in. We're in Crete, NE (KCEK).

Made to order omelettes, pancakes, hash...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,500
Posted By doug_rv7
Perfection is the enemy of completion.

Perfection is the enemy of completion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By doug_rv7
Kitlog PDF print problem

Paul,

I have that problem as well. My solution is to print it as Standard (as opposed to PDF). Then, in your Standard report, select Print and in your Printer selection drop down menu, select...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By doug_rv7
Thanks!

Yay! Thanks so much for posting this. I thought my build log was a goner. These instructions fixed my problem.

Doug
RV-7
Finishing kit
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,429
Posted By doug_rv7
Excellent Videos

Scott,

These videos are excellent. Thanks for putting these together. I'm preparing to do this on my 7. I'm going to lean on these quite heavily.

Also, nice presentation @ OSH17.


Doug
RV-7
Forum: COMM 06-10-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,900
Posted By doug_rv7
wiring question

I have the Audio Out from my GRT 4000 wired to Aux 1 input on my Garmin GTR 200. I was planning to splice the Audio Out from my Dynon D6 into this, without the 10 kΩ variable resistor.

Will this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-05-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,982
Posted By doug_rv7
removing the white vinyl

Wow, this stuff is just coming off in tiny flakes. I'll try paint stripper.

The blue came off just fine.

Hindsight, I'd taken it all off right away.


http://i67.tinypic.com/ejs8wj.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,618
Posted By doug_rv7
Kitlog Pro

Rich,

I recently upgraded to a new PC with Windows 10. I just went to their website and downloaded the current version and then entered my original Unlock Code and it worked. I then loaded my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,980
Posted By doug_rv7
Cool video

Cool video, nice work. Thanks for sharing.

Doug
RV-7
Finishing Kit
Forum: Autopilots 09-06-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,863
Posted By doug_rv7
one power and one ground?

So if you are going to use the Altrak as a standalone altitude hold autopilot, you only need to route one power and one ground wire to the rear? Then you can split and route them to their respective...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,519
Posted By doug_rv7
Fuel Tank Leaks

This thread resurrected .... I agree 100%, knowing what I know now, I think I could build an awesome set of tanks in a week also. I built mine a couple years ago and now finally going back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,099
Posted By doug_rv7
OSH Runway Photos

Thanks Bob. I also found your plane as I turned my Van's calendar to June, 2015. :)
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-06-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,531
Posted By doug_rv7
Great, thank you all for the...

Great, thank you all for the feedback.

Doug
RV-7
Firewall Forward
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-04-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,531
Posted By doug_rv7
GRT EIS 4000 tach source

I'm preparing to install a GRT EIS 4000 for my Lycoming O-360 (slick mags). For the tach, the instructions suggest installing a toggle switch to allow you to select a mag for a tach reading.

Is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,417
Posted By doug_rv7
RV-7 slider wall thickness

Does anyone know the wall thickness (minus the powder coat) of the RV-7 slider rear canopy bow?

Doug
RV-7
Finishing Kit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,567
Posted By doug_rv7
72FM cutout

Anyone have a 72FM cutout (O-360) for the 13 inch Van's spinner ?

Doug
RV-7
Finishing
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,645
Posted By doug_rv7
Wire Stripper

Thanks JonJay, I'll do the same.

Doug
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,645
Posted By doug_rv7
Wire Stripper

What are builders using for 2AWG and 8AWG wire ?

Doug
RV-7
FWF
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,791
Posted By doug_rv7
Congrats

Congratulations David. You need to update your stationary from The RV-8...building #83261 to The RV-8...flying! #83261

Have fun!

Doug
RV-7
Firewall Forward
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-24-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,129
Posted By doug_rv7
Awesome

That's awesome.

Happy Holidays to all!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,335
Posted By doug_rv7
customer assistance

Where do you buy Loctite 567? ACS doesn't list it. Amazon shows a couple. Just wondering if it could be bought locally?

Doug
RV-7 Finishing Kit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,215
Posted By doug_rv7
just 1

in dog beers, I only had 1 .. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,324
Posted By doug_rv7
Very good, thanks Sam! Doug RV-7 Wiring

Very good, thanks Sam!

Doug
RV-7
Wiring
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,324
Posted By doug_rv7
over voltage protection ?

For those of you using the VR166 (or something compatible) did you also install OV protection?

I'm debating whether to install the used 35 amp Nippondenso unit that came with the O-360 I bought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,746
Posted By doug_rv7
label printer review ?

David-aviator,

Have you tried out your label printer yet? Just curious how you like.

Doug
RV-7
Wiring
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,072
Posted By doug_rv7
Oshkosh picture

That gets my vote. Great picture.


Doug
RV-7
Canopy
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,799
Posted By doug_rv7
Congrats

Nice job Chad. I really like your paint job.

Doug
RV-7
Canopy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,682
Posted By doug_rv7
Still on sale

Still $5.99 in Nebraska.

Doug
RV-7 - Fuselage
Finish kit soon to be delivered
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By doug_rv7
Talking Thanks Van's

It's Van's way of giving us an extra day before the kit price increase. :D

Doug
RV-7 Fuselage
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,192
Posted By doug_rv7
Back Rivet Plate

I've used the side of my back rivet plate as a bucking bar in narrow places like this. That may work.

Doug
RV-7 Fuselage
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,807
Posted By doug_rv7
Worked great

This worked great for me also. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Midwest 06-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,538
Posted By doug_rv7
Larry is famous!

Larry is famous! I saw him on the news this morning being interviewed by our local ABC affiliate, talking about his aerial photography of the flooding. He was at his hangar with lots of footage of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By doug_rv7
Back Riveting Plate

I just did those. For those in that tight space, I used the side of my back riveting plate.

Doug
RV-7 Fuselage
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By doug_rv7
RVator

Van's had a article on this in an old RVator a few years back. Their conclusion was it didn't matter. I've had good luck using Sean B's theory.

Doug
RV-7 Fuselage 70%
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,850
Posted By doug_rv7
Conical Bend solution from Van's

One of mine turned out perfect, the other developed a little crack. I notified Van's and Joe B. offered the solution below. I stopped drilled it but haven't created a doubler yet. I moved on. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 45,446
Posted By doug_rv7
Photos from day 1

Here are some photos from day 1. Click here (http://eaa569.org/gallery/main.php?g2_view=keyalbum.KeywordAlbum&g2_keyword=Oshkosh+2010)

Enjoy.

Doug
RV-7
Fuselage
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,934
Posted By doug_rv7
Van's tail wheel

I'd like to hear from people using Van's tail wheel. Are you happy with it?

Doug
RV-7
Fuselage
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,709
Posted By doug_rv7
SnF Cross Country Numbers

Larry,

Those numbers are incredible. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Doug
RV-7
Fuselage
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,963
Posted By doug_rv7
DynaVibe Dynamic Prop Balancer

I'm considering purchasing the DynaVibe Dynamic Prop Balancer (by RPX Technologies) for our Chapter Tool Box. I would like some feedback from people who have used this particular Balancer. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,220
Posted By doug_rv7
Van's gray interior paint

Has anyone had any luck with putting the gray interior paint used in several of Van's planes (Valspar Interior Gray) over the PPG DX 1791 wash primer?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,168
Posted By doug_rv7
Similar problem on bottom skin

No, I didn't follow Van's suggestion of moving it to a workbench and riveting in an L pattern.

Working in the cradle, I had to pull the skin back a little when I was near the rear spar. As I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,168
Posted By doug_rv7
Similar problem on bottom skin

I just finished riveting my bottom skin today. I kept it in the cradle and was able to do the riveting myself. I was little nervous about it but it really turned out to be a non-event. I clamped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By doug_rv7
Tool Box

Our EAA Chapter of around 60 members would like to put together a tool exchange program. In a nutshell, members would identify any tool they would like to share with other members, therefore saving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,398
Posted By doug_rv7
No show at the EAA569 picnic

Larry,

Is that why you didn't make it to the EAA 569 picnic Sat night ? Your Garmin was down and you didn't know how to get to NE40? :D

We had a good turnout. A few flyins. Dennis gave a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By doug_rv7
birthday present

Larry,

I bet your father in law would love an airplane ride for his birthday? :D


Doug
RV-7
Wings
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,586
Posted By doug_rv7
Priming

I would say I could do without the priming. It takes time to prepare the pieces to be primed not to mention getting setup as well.

But all in all it hasn't been too bad. The pre-punched kit is...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 05-05-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,226
Posted By doug_rv7
Thanks!

Thanks for the feedback.

Great website DR.


Doug
RV-7
Wings
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 05-01-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,226
Posted By doug_rv7
Tailwheel or Nosewheel ??

I'm about to order my fuselage kit and facing the ultimate 7 or 7A decision. To those who were in this same situation and are flying now, do you regret the decision you eventually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By doug_rv7
I had the same situation. High ceilings and not...

I had the same situation. High ceilings and not really excited about drilling into the floor. I opted to build a stand with wheels. It makes it handy to move it out to work on, then push it off to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,218
Posted By doug_rv7
Oh, I have a couple RV grins (smiles) on my wing...

Oh, I have a couple RV grins (smiles) on my wing skins and a minor one on a flap. They should filled.

Doug
RV-7
Wings
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,218
Posted By doug_rv7
Nuvite

Before using the Nuvite, what did you guys use to fill in any imperfections in the skins ?

Doug
RV-7
Wings
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By doug_rv7
Jeff, I have a few places like this as well. ...

Jeff,

I have a few places like this as well. I'm told a good painter will be able to fix these.

One thing I did after a few dings like that was purchase the swivel head mushroom set from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By doug_rv7
Similar problem

Thanks Brad, I'll contact Van's for a replacement.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By doug_rv7
Similar problem

I started on my flaps yesterday. My wing kit arrived mid November, 2004 also. I believe I have a similar bend problem with the top skin as it does not come anywhere near the bottom skin when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,259
Posted By doug_rv7
I just finished my top skins. I used the swivel...

I just finished my top skins. I used the swivel head mushroom set (Part RSMS75) from Cleaveland. The skins look great. I'm planning to do the bottom skins in the same fashion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,429
Posted By doug_rv7
Tank Baffle/Skin

Mel, that's good to hear. I'll proceed with my current tank.

Jamie, I 'carefully' used a fly cutter in my hand drill. It came out real nice.


Thanks!
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