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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,698
Posted By RV7ForMe
May I ask a question?

Hey. I like the idea of plenums. One thing I have been thinking about is the fact that the normal baffles are designed to be independent since they move. If you put a hard plenum on that is screwed...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-14-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By RV7ForMe
Talking Full Circle

This is a great summery of the last decades. This also brings me full circle with the RVs.

I actually emailed VAN`s when I first reached out to them before I ordered the kit.. I naively asked them...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-12-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By RV7ForMe
I agree. And I asked the same question about a...

I agree. And I asked the same question about a year ago. Most people think that since the RV has so much power and gets up to speed quickly that by the time the flaps have retracted you are well...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-12-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,954
Posted By RV7ForMe
Very Nice

Great to see the interview. Nicely done.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By RV7ForMe
The Vertical Stabilizer. Definitely easier.

The Vertical Stabilizer. Definitely easier.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-09-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By RV7ForMe
Ralpf can you confirm you used a 2 way momentary?...

Ralpf can you confirm you used a 2 way momentary? Since I have installed the showplanes system on 2 airplanes. It comes with a up (non mom) / and down (mom) switch. So only down is momentary. So when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,127
Posted By RV7ForMe
Depends...?

I knew nothing but Cessna's before the RVs. But I got into this because over here even maintaining a simple aircraft like a Cessna cost us 6,5k in the first annual and nothing was actually wrong with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,161
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks!

Hey Vic. Great work. Also really nice to put a face to the name. I must have read a gazillion post you wrote. How nice to meet you.

Alright looking forward to the next one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,075
Posted By RV7ForMe
So true. Although I must admit it is even more...

So true. Although I must admit it is even more true on cars.... Looks like a car in the background of that sign. At least on the RVs I have worked on there aren't any bolts that are so rusted that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,768
Posted By RV7ForMe
Having been in the situation of putting an...

Having been in the situation of putting an airplane down and no airport close enough to make it. I can say 100% If I had to do it again I wish it was the trusty C-152 again. It's forgiving and took...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,723
Posted By RV7ForMe
Not sure it matters, but you can also get the new...

Not sure it matters, but you can also get the new EXP119 in the NON Thunderbolt version (standard Lycoming). My buddy has it in the 14a.

There are quite a few changes. The Oil cooler is a bit...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Simple potentiometer

Hi, glad you like it. It depends where the audio source comes from. In this case this is a single COM ship so there was no need for an Audio Panel. The Traffic input is connected to a simple...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-20-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Been away for a while...

It's a shame but I keep helping my buddy with his -14A instead of building my own plane. But I did the entire wiring and panel layout. Great fun Really. Makes me wish I was that far already. Love the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,659
Posted By RV7ForMe
I am pro CO detector...

I am definitely pro CO detector.
I went with the CO guardian and will tell you I would not buy this one again. I would get one of the 2 other options mentioned in this thread.

Reason: The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Bob. The starter will not pull through the ANL...

Bob. The starter will not pull through the ANL but through the Shunt.
ANL on the B lead
Shunt on the battery lead
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Actually that's a great Idea. You think the...

Actually that's a great Idea. You think the Garmin Shunt will burn out with the starter? Man I thought I had this done.... thanks for sharing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Lightbulb What I ended up doing for anyone who may read this later...

Alright guys. thanks for all the help. I wanted to take a minute and tell you what I ended up doing and why. The thread took a bit of a drift that was not my intention. For some reason some people...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Not sure what drawing you are referring to?

Not sure what drawing you are referring to?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Sure thing. But actually I asked the same...

Sure thing. But actually I asked the same question a few times and could not come up with a good answer so I improvised.

this works for me:

Software is Free and called EasyEDA. made to do PCBs...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thank you!

Thanks guys. Great info.

I think since this panel has only a backup battery on the G5 it would be wise to install it in a manner that a short does not take out all the lights.

70AMP ANL on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
I actually never intended to put any ANL on the...

I actually never intended to put any ANL on the starter. But thanks for the explanation. I was wondering about putting one on the battery contactor to fuse block into the cabin.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
ups. sorry I really did mean the right thing......

ups. sorry I really did mean the right thing... but thanks for keeping me in check. :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks guys, Looks like I didnít fully...

Thanks guys,

Looks like I didnít fully understand even with the book what the ANL actually prevent. If itís just a shortage protection I may just do one on the P lead and thatís it. This forum is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Alright they will be since I will have it all...

Alright they will be since I will have it all right next each other on the Firewall.

So if I were to do it like this. do both take a 70AMP ANL? wouldnt they both blow at the same time? in that case...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
I have been going back and forth on this. I read...

I have been going back and forth on this. I read the Wiring guide by mark ausmann and it claims that the alternator health can easily determined by the Volt data. 12,x means not working 14,x working....
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
OK I should have prop drawn it up nicely from the...

OK I should have prop drawn it up nicely from the beginning...
https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/IZjNXCtUoP6bBXH/download
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks for your input Ralph. I guess my train of...

Thanks for your input Ralph.

I guess my train of though was that this way in the event of a short there would not be a hot cable going past the firewall. Also I realized I had the picasso drawing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,541
Posted By RV7ForMe
ANL fuses?

Hey there. I have looked at old post and read a bunch about the FWF big wires and stuff. Where to put the shunt and what not...

I understand people have opinions on weather or not to use an ANL...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-19-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thank you!

Hey, thanks for the comment. Glad you liked it. Photo submission is a good idea but too late for this year I believe the deadline was first of October.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
R.I.P Old friend

Life is too short. I have heard it before but every now and then it just hits you.

Earlier this month, I called up my buddy and asked him if he wanted to go fly that sweet RV7 of his. I helped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,370
Posted By RV7ForMe
Can you? Sure! Should you...Maybe?

For what it's worth I build part of my empennage kit in my college dorm room. And Well There is dust and aluminum chips everywhere. I really wanted to do it so I did. I had the compressor boxed in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,411
Posted By RV7ForMe
Very Nice video. Thanks for sharing. Looks like...

Very Nice video. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you handled it well even with the extra speed. Kept that nose up like a pro! Enjoy your plane.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-30-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Video

I made a little 2 min video yesterday... I am not on Youtube so this is just for us here on VAF...

Click here for the Video...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-29-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,882
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hey, I never really gave it much thought but what...

Hey, I never really gave it much thought but what is the draw backs of just going with 50 or 60 amp and having a huge surplus of power available? I admire the spreadsheet and the amount of work that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,896
Posted By RV7ForMe
Same setup.

We have the sames setup. We just did the test runs and talked to DON at AFP.
We are ordering restrictors and see how it works then. Although my spread was pretty great (0.3g/h) for a stock engine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,679
Posted By RV7ForMe
Nicely Done article. Thanks for sharing... Get...

Nicely Done article. Thanks for sharing...

Get Her DONEEEE SAM!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,298
Posted By RV7ForMe
seen this on a few panels

Walt, since you do so many of these.

To where and how do you re Reroute the canopy eject cable/handle to put the G5 in the center stack? I have seen this on a few Tippers but I couldn't find the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By RV7ForMe
VANS said 4 months on the IO390. that was about a...

VANS said 4 months on the IO390. that was about a month ago.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By RV7ForMe
sorry to re-ask... Does that mean all equipment...

sorry to re-ask... Does that mean all equipment is safe? and this is "OK"?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By RV7ForMe
Where does all that juice go? Assuming the...

Where does all that juice go?

Assuming the Voltage regulator keeps it at 14v where do all those amps go? In most systems the Flap motor and other things like lights may be ON or are "connected to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 46,184
Posted By RV7ForMe
Did Vans test the new landing gear on the -7A to...

Did Vans test the new landing gear on the -7A to the FAR standards? Or did they just come up with a similar design and that's it?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By RV7ForMe
just a few thoughts...

Welcome Lazerball!

Every now and then I look at alternative engines and wish for a miracle....

It is a shame that there is so little out there. The UL based on their website will eat as much gas as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,683
Posted By RV7ForMe
NON Touch?

So the Non touch guys are just forced to update equipment at this point?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-08-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thank you, and yes you are right. Maybe I should...

Thank you, and yes you are right.
Maybe I should not be posting this as others may think this is the way to do it. It just is what I ended up doing. I will edit the text above to let future builders...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #73

Another night session... 4 hours of plate nuts. I think I am slow.
Process was to dab the countsinked wholes with primer via Q-Tip. Then wet rivet the plate nuts in place... I had about 30 min of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-05-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #72

Seems like no progress but I continued to Countersink all the wholes. They are done now. I had some issues with knife edging and the cage wandering on me with the first 2 #8 screws. I then opted to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-05-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 310,119
Posted By RV7ForMe
Looking good!

You are making such great progress.... Keep it up and you will be flying in no time. Is the bottom cowl with the metal parts stock / plans now? is that a change with the new mount? I do not remember...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
whenever I google how to do this accurately I...

whenever I google how to do this accurately I keep getting back to the NTPS method so who am I do disagree...? It is very easy to use and does all the magic math on its own... I like it!

In this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #71

Although Not building related but it reminded me what a capable plane I am building. Went up in the other -7A yesterday and did a 4 leg box speed run at 5000ft at full everything. I am a bit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,492
Posted By RV7ForMe
question?

Is it possible that a mag goes into a failure mode in witch the timing is off by an amount that it would make the engine break by firing at the wrong time? And I mean get into this on its own? Sorry...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-31-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,364
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hey, No pro at this but the way I read your...

Hey, No pro at this but the way I read your schematic, you have all the the avionic on the avionics master. If I understand it correctly that you wont be able to start the engine and see oil pressure...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #70

Ok. Back to building. To be honest I have been ready to start for a bit but the perfect expensive goldish looking spar is kind of intimidating. And the plans are really not holding my hand any more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,745
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks for the inspiration.

My Version. 11? seems to be very close. Used only scrap material.

https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/HBUzuZDNGWYFIEz/download
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,696
Posted By RV7ForMe
At least you have step by step plans....

Try building a single digit vans... They just kind of expect you to figure it out on your own. But I bet those gone before building pre "perpunshed" kits are laughing at this even harder. But I get...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #69

Not much building done lately. But this hobby comes with an addiction to buying tools...Sometimes just because I feel like I "need" them.

This Bosch Blue Saw is the latest n greates in my tool...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,111
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks Dan!

Great chart.

I have been building the 7 and looking at my friends 14 I have a little envy. on paper they are not that much different but in real like those few inches make all the difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,481
Posted By RV7ForMe
Another option...iPhone?

I had the normal 10" iPad for a while. Outside the cockpit I find it limited. I prefer the laptop. So I had to sweet talk myself into an iPad for the flying reason...

At the time the mini was super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,381
Posted By RV7ForMe
I meant Finishing kit. So the only parts that I...

I meant Finishing kit. So the only parts that I have on the engine side are Mount and Cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,381
Posted By RV7ForMe
Engine Mount / Cowl?

Will this fit into the Finishing kit of the IO360? or will there be engine mount and cowling and other things different that I can't think of?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 310,119
Posted By RV7ForMe
Oh boy....

I remember those with the 7a rebuild. Major PIA!
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,335
Posted By RV7ForMe
Stay in the Garage as long as you can!

We did everything in the garage with the 7A and attached and tested everything. Then disassembled, painted and went from paint to airport. Assembly was full time and done in a 8 Days. This can be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 829,210
Posted By RV7ForMe
cool video. thanks for sharing! about to start...

cool video. thanks for sharing! about to start drilling away with the spars.... thanks for the motivation. Do you suggest doing both at the same time?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-11-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,238
Posted By RV7ForMe
Yes, you are right. Another member was kind...

Yes, you are right. Another member was kind enough to point that out via PM already.

I looked into hooking up to the static and getting actual airspeed. Decided I did not want enter the static...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,148
Posted By RV7ForMe
I would second this and look into fuel or fuel...

I would second this and look into fuel or fuel contamination...I had this once on 2 different Cessna aircraft but a year apart and it was in both times directly after getting fuel. Both times it put...
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