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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By SeanB
Hi Buck, Looked up a reciept from 2020. $344.38...

Hi Buck,

Looked up a reciept from 2020. $344.38 from Aircraft Propeller Service.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-04-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By SeanB
Thanks!

That's what I needed! Thanks, Doug! Best to you and your family.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-04-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By SeanB
Tip Up Canopy Strut Guards

Once upon a time, there was a post about PVC pipe being cut, then slipped onto the tip up canopy struts. I believe this helped lock the canopy in the up position as a safeguard from a failed strut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By SeanB
Rotating Heater Diffuser Box

Hey Everyone!
I purchased and installed a Showplanes Remote Oil Cooler mount that resides aft of cylinder 3. This makes you relocate the baffle opening for heater scat to another spot. Mine is now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By SeanB
Chris did a great job on the plane. She's a...

Chris did a great job on the plane. She's a beauty! His scheme and color choice are really something in person. Love the wing walk, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,575
Posted By SeanB
Cotter Pin

Anyone have trouble with the cotter pin preventing a good fit when using the Flyboys extended axle and tow bar?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By SeanB
Thanks for your replies and guidance, everyone. ...

Thanks for your replies and guidance, everyone. G-Switch is installed. Appreciate the help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By SeanB
Artex ELT G Switch

Im installing an Artex 345 ELT. To enable a G Switch, the directions have you jumper pins 5 and 12. I believe the manual says anything over 2.5 Gs will activate the ELT. I cant see a reason to...
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By SeanB
AeroLEDs

I finally got both wingtips wired on my 7. I decided long ago to use AeroLEDs PulsarNS (NAV/strobe) and AeroSun Vx (taxi/land). I'm very happy with my decision. They are very nice looking while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,717
Posted By SeanB
EAA

There is a fairly good answer to your question on the EAA site: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/intro-to-aircraft-building/frequently-asked-questions/builders-log

Also, the EAA has a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,257,997
Posted By SeanB
Encouragement from Cleco.....

My wife, Tracey, and I continuing with wiring. Cleco the wonder dog cheering us on!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,078
Posted By SeanB
Bill, I have powder coated pedals, but haven't...

Bill,
I have powder coated pedals, but haven't flown yet. Just a thought though...many places offer additives to get texture in the application. Could be nice to have a "rough" powder coat rather...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,257,997
Posted By SeanB
Great looking plane, Dan!

Great looking plane, Dan!
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,406
Posted By SeanB
Talking Aero Sport Power

Another kudos to Aero Sport Power! I'm a happy customer for the fine engine I bought, and terrific support after the sale. I was just on the phone with Darren Jones today. He made sure I had...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 451,583
Posted By SeanB
yahooo

Rocky! Nice looking plane you built! So happy for your success. Enjoy the ride!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,257,997
Posted By SeanB
Wings on!!!

First time the wings have been on the plane. Its sure nice to see them out of the cradles. Now to check sweep and set incidence. Getting closer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By SeanB
Greg and Larry....thanks! This should get me...

Greg and Larry....thanks! This should get me going again. Hope to hang wings this weekend. Just gotta get the flaps attached.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By SeanB
W-730 Aileron Jig

Hey Everyone,
I'm getting ready to align my flaps on my RV-7 so I can get the flaps installed correclty. Can't seem to find my W-730 Aileron Alignment Jig. Hangarmate has two of them for his -9A. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By SeanB
Smoke Lines

Another option for getting smoke oil from the pump to the injectors. I love this setup!

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=186883
Forum: Reviews 09-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By SeanB
Thumbs up Aircraft Specialty - Smoke System Lines

I am the proud owner of a Smoke System Helper kit produced by Marvin Homsly. As many already know, this is a fine kit and Marvin provides excellent support.

During installation, I struggled with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By SeanB
RV 7 Rear spar Trim Detail

I have QB RV7 wings. There is a trim detail for the aft spar of the RV7 on DWG 38. I am trying to confirm this still needs to be done on a QB.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By SeanB
Derrick, I've used both. Currently favor the EAA...

Derrick,
I've used both. Currently favor the EAA setup. Super simple. Dependable. Easier to edit photos. Only problem is I need to get all my info from other entries into the EAA log. I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By SeanB
I think I understand which area you are...

I think I understand which area you are descibing. Believe I've heard of a few builders placing foil heat tape there to cover. Can carefully lay in some RTV on top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By SeanB
Which cylinders for smoke?

Hello!
Im in the final stages of installing my Smoke System Helper system. I have a Vetterman crossover exhaust and am trying to determine which two cylinders I should install the injectors. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,848
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Pete! That's quite a bit less travel...

Thanks, Pete! That's quite a bit less travel than I expected and seems to make my setup work pretty well. Will follow your advice for adding brake fluid from the bottom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,848
Posted By SeanB
Brake Pedal Travel

Hi,
I just got my rudder cables attached to my pedals. All is in the most forward mounting location. Grove adjustable master cylinders. Pedals have a slight forward tilt when neutral compared to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,381
Posted By SeanB
Vetterman's site

just an fyi...from the Vetterman site:

Can I wrap my exhaust with automotive type of wrap material and obtain more power?
Any material on the exhaust will shorten it's life and failure will occur....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,385
Posted By SeanB
Intersting Things Seen in the Hangar

I always enjoy getting to visit someone else's hangar on occasion. Seeing their projects/planes is always great, but along the way, you may see something you didn't expect. An artifact, a jig, wall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,645
Posted By SeanB
My insurance had a separate rider for...

My insurance had a separate rider for transporting the aircraft. You'll need to call them anyway to let them know the new address for the plane.

If traffic is heavy along your route, go early in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By SeanB
A few more for...

A few more for ya:
http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=sblair&project=2420&category=10208&log=247893&row=1
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,504
Posted By SeanB
Pics

Just another data point: I am installing an Aero Classics 11 row P/N 8001649 (dimensionally the same as SW 10611R) and is an HE model. Fits well on the Showplanes mounts and plenum. Will also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By SeanB
Tim...thanks for the pics! This is helpful and...

Tim...thanks for the pics! This is helpful and gives me some hope. Your install and what I see of the rest of the plane looks very sharp! Appreciate it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By SeanB
Thanks Dan and Krea. I will end up doing this...

Thanks Dan and Krea. I will end up doing this correctly...whatever it involves. Bill...sending a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By SeanB
Bill, Thanks for your reply and suggestions. ...

Bill,
Thanks for your reply and suggestions. Agree about the baffling being square in the back and on the sides, until the prescribed vertical bend midway thru the #1&2 side baffles. Maybe I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By SeanB
Tim, I may have caused some confusion. My engine...

Tim,
I may have caused some confusion. My engine is a stroked IO-360, so it's now an IO-375. Same foot print as yours I believe. The bends on the sides are only in the baffling. Instructed to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By SeanB
Tim, thanks for your reply. I also elected not...

Tim, thanks for your reply. I also elected not to install those two brackets. Seems the plenum will provide more than enough support. I'll need to investigate futher, but I believe the plenum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By SeanB
RV Bits Plenum Fit

Hi. I?m getting close to the paper clip trick with trimming my RV7 baffles, so getting close. I plan to install my RV Bits carbon plenum, so I put it on the plane for a look. Love the carbon! ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By SeanB
Anyone know if the ones from RV Bits / Cleaveland...

Anyone know if the ones from RV Bits / Cleaveland self-align?
https://www.cleavelandtool.com/collections/accessories/products/intersection-fairings-for-rv6-7?variant=18378230890558
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By SeanB
FAB help

Hello everyone! I?m in the process of installing my FAB (vertical induction). I have a Precision Silver Hawk servo with a round intake hole. The mounting plate in the FAB kit is VA-131-C, with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By SeanB
Hi Ryan. Hoping to be close to flying by the end...

Hi Ryan. Hoping to be close to flying by the end of this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By SeanB
Fun at the Hangar

I'll spare you the details of installing the Filtered Air Box on my RV7 this weekend. The best part was being joined by my wife, Tracey. She is so willing to learn and help, and projects such a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By SeanB
Check the massive squadron that overflew...

Check the massive squadron that overflew Arrowhead Stadium a few years back. They used pink smoke. I recall something being mounted on the wingtips.
See Post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By SeanB
How about UHMW tape? Same as used on the flaps. ...

How about UHMW tape? Same as used on the flaps. Flyboy Accessories has the good stuff that does not "yellow".
https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Paint-Protection-Film-p/2301.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Blake. Because I will be five years of...

Thanks, Blake. Because I will be five years of long term storage soon, a reseal is called for in the bulletin. Guess this means sending it to APS for that service. Will find out how much when they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By SeanB
Okay...build on. I really appreciate all...

Okay...build on. I really appreciate all feedback. Thanks again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By SeanB
Kyle...I posted a link to the pic in my first...

Kyle...I posted a link to the pic in my first post. The area of concern is aft portion of pink cowl, near the ring gear. I need to tidy things up to get symmetry still, but wonder if folks trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By SeanB
Thanks David. I've already spent a great deal of...

Thanks David. I've already spent a great deal of time getting the spinner face sorted. Pretty close to finished there. Just curious if the ring gear could make contact with the cowl. Is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By SeanB
Cowl Trimming

Hello...hope all are well.

I'm continuing to trim and reshape the front of my engine cowl. Is it a good idea or necessary to trim away the fiberglass portion that is in the area of the ring gear? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By SeanB
Thanks guys! I appreciate all help and...

Thanks guys! I appreciate all help and information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By SeanB
PCU5000-X Prop Control

Because I am such a slow builder, the PCU5000-X I purchased in a previous group buy 9/2015 is getting closer to the long-term storage deadline as published (5 years). I'm ready to install it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By SeanB
These are very nice: ...

These are very nice: https://planearound.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fgopro-seriesvirb-xxeultra30-tie-downwingtip-bundle
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By SeanB
Slider or Tip-Up canopy?

Slider or Tip-Up canopy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By SeanB
I was told one or the other. UV or tint. So my...

I was told one or the other. UV or tint. So my understanding is tint does not offer UV protection.

Airplane Plastics makes the canopies. Nice folks. They can answer all questions: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By SeanB
pics

I believe the darker tint is part number 2514. Van's can verify. I have the darker tint and have not flown with it yet. I can't imagine it being a real problem with night flight. The darkness of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By SeanB
I?m working with these right now as well. The oil...

I?m working with these right now as well. The oil door kit has two miniature Skybolts. I estimate they are 1/3 the size of the regular ones for the cowl. Work the same way. They do not include a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,067
Posted By SeanB
Kit Received

Just received my kit. These are somewhat larger than I expected. Cover plate is 7? across. Mounting plate is 8? across, with 1? width. Should be enough of an opening to access these areas pretty...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By SeanB
I placed a piece of clear packing tape as a...

I placed a piece of clear packing tape as a backstop behind the gap. Mixed up flox/epoxy with pigment and made a nice filet. No spacers or washers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,958
Posted By SeanB
Flew the mentioned RV8 last night on X-Plane 11....

Flew the mentioned RV8 last night on X-Plane 11. Super detailed. I'm in the process of building a 7, so this at least gets me the emp and wings of my plane....

I really enjoyed flying this at OSH...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,067
Posted By SeanB
I'm wondering if these can be located more aft of...

I'm wondering if these can be located more aft of the firewall than what the plans indicate. I have a 7 tipper and am considering the benefits of these on the curved section, but a little more aft...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,598
Posted By SeanB
KFLY

Vlad,
You are always welcome to vist us at KFLY. Quite a few RVs here. We could familiarize you with Stanahan's! We get it from Denver.
https://www.stranahans.com/whiskey/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By SeanB
Andy, one more...

Andy, one more idea:
https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/spark-plug-lead-baffle-seal
This gentleman is a mega poster on this site. Steve Melton. 3D printed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,860
Posted By SeanB
Saville, that could work for you. What I...

Saville, that could work for you.

What I did:
Went to local hardware store and got about 10 feet of multistrand power cord, then crimped large aligator clips with boots on one end, lugs on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,860
Posted By SeanB
Radio Dan

I've owned the Samlex SEC-1235M for several years upon the recommendation of friends. It's been great for all the reasons you are contemplating.

https://radiodan.com/misc/samlex1223.htm

Pictured...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 36,854
Posted By SeanB
ECI Tapered Cylinder 4

Confirming Cylinder 4 template produced a nice part. No fit issues, wraps nicely on tapered cylinder. It seems to me the double bend (like #3) that was indicated years ago, and no longer indicated...
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