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Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,834
Posted By Bevan
In my humble opinion, adding a crimped on ferrule...

In my humble opinion, adding a crimped on ferrule simply adds another potential failure point and it is my understanding that the green style terminal strip is intended for use with stranded wire,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Bevan
Give Fumoto t202n a look. Bevan

Give Fumoto t202n a look.

Bevan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,178
Posted By Bevan
Meter the Pmag spark wires. They should all be...

Meter the Pmag spark wires. They should all be in the same range (300-500 ohms as I recall). If you get some above 1000 ohms (or fluctuating when twisting and pulling on the ends) replace or take...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,259
Posted By Bevan
Has anyone heard of an adapter (torqued or not)...

Has anyone heard of an adapter (torqued or not) to back out while the engine was running?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By Bevan
While I can understand wanting to part with the...

While I can understand wanting to part with the project, Iím so glad you decided to keep it and restart at a later time. I had to take a two year break while building and donít regret the 14 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,771
Posted By Bevan
Missing switches: Chaff Chem trails Passenger...

Missing switches:

Chaff
Chem trails
Passenger Eject

Just a thought, when you layout switches for example, I assume you will group them somehow. I recommend leaving a full space between the groups...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,886
Posted By Bevan
Not instrument rated but I practice ILS...

Not instrument rated but I practice ILS approaches in my RV7A at 113kts (gps speed on a 3 degree slope). This makes for a 600fpm descent which also works if I use the AP (which is limited to 100fpm...
Forum: Safety 12-21-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,590
Posted By Bevan
And itís better to also have a left handed...

And itís better to also have a left handed version for the passenger side!
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-18-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,054
Posted By Bevan
As previously mentioned, TCW Safety Trim system...

As previously mentioned, TCW Safety Trim system has a three way switch as part of the package for this very reason. Normal, Off, Reverse. Simple and elegant. Excellent attributes for important...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-14-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,555
Posted By Bevan
BR8EIX NGK 6747

I use solid top Iridium NGK plugs with my dual Pmags. I change 4 out each annual even though I donít have to.

BR8EIX part number 6747.

Bevan
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-11-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,874
Posted By Bevan
Are you using the antenna that it came with?

Are you using the antenna that it came with?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-02-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By Bevan
If you have cellular service at the airport, you...

If you have cellular service at the airport, you could always try Uber or other ride sharing services.

Bevan
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,044
Posted By Bevan
No, the alternator cannot supply too much amps. ...

No, the alternator cannot supply too much amps. It can supply up to it’s rated output and then a bit more sometimes. It can supply too much voltage but that is addressed another way. The thing to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-22-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By Bevan
My opinion is you’re overthinking it. Two...

My opinion is you’re overthinking it. Two unrelated critical system failures on the same flight? Extremely unlikely unless you’re fighting in a war zone. LOL

I have 2 Pmags, and Precision fuel...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-21-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Bevan
I’m looking at my plane and theoretical drag...

I’m looking at my plane and theoretical drag reduction due to protusions such as antennas and exhaust pipes. I always assumed that reducing protrusions on the fuselage (within the propeller arc)...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-20-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Bevan
Prop disc airspeed

Has anyone here measured, or can make an educated guess what the ratio of airspeed is between that measured at the typical pitot location and inside the propeller disc area (preferably at the point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By Bevan
Yes. And if that same US built airplane is...

Yes. And if that same US built airplane is imported into and registered in Canada, the Canadian owner can now sign off on the annuals etc. Weíve got it good here. Letís not screw it up.

BTW, in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bevan
I bought a smaller square one for $90 on...

I bought a smaller square one for $90 on amazon.ca. I think the brand name Polar from Canada. Seems to work good and sticks very good. Same adhesive and silicone sealant.

My hangar neighbor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bevan
The 440 heat pad did not fit my O-360-A1F6. Sent...

The 440 heat pad did not fit my O-360-A1F6. Sent it back.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bevan
You might call gen-Aircraft-hardware.com Bevan

You might call gen-Aircraft-hardware.com

Bevan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bevan
Me too! Headset off, paying attention to...

Me too! Headset off, paying attention to surroundings and the sound of starter and engine. If the engine monitor is powered up too, there will be too many alerts that are irrelevant at that point...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By Bevan
IMHO, the feed wire should be sized to handle ALL...

IMHO, the feed wire should be sized to handle ALL the potential future loads (at same time) plus a buffer, and consider the available sizes of circuit breakers.

If the feed wire is longer than 6...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bevan
If your cockpit is too hot for the computers,...

If your cockpit is too hot for the computers, maybe itís too hot for the pilot too. I love my Kroger sun shade and have not experienced an iPad shutdown. The iPad is mounted on a Ram mount right in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-05-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bevan
I have a few questions... Which prop does it on...

I have a few questions...

Which prop does it on the V6?

Is your declared cruise speed KTAS, IAS, MPH, GPS, other?

what was the altitude and manifold pressure at that speed?

Bevan
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bevan
How do you secure the screen up inside the tube...

How do you secure the screen up inside the tube without so it doesnít fall out and without plugging up the screen with glue? I think mine may have been turned on a lathe to creat a groove inside...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bevan
Those are effectively fairings. Iím looking for...

Those are effectively fairings. Iím looking for the bulkhead fittings that have been machined to accept a small screen disc and the screen already installed. They are superior to the first version...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bevan
Fuel vent with screen

Who sells the fuel vent (made from An832-4D bulkhead) with a tiny screen already installed?

Bevan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bevan
I think the best way to fire the plugs is with EI...

I think the best way to fire the plugs is with EI systems. The best way to do that is two separate (and redundant) EI systems. There’s no advantage in my view to use two DIFFERENT types of ignition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,963
Posted By Bevan
Welcome! Youíre gonna love flying that...

Welcome!

Youíre gonna love flying that RV7A.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-22-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,572
Posted By Bevan
Duckworth HID in the leading edges (both wings). ...

Duckworth HID in the leading edges (both wings). Strobe bulbs and colored LED bulbs (and colored plexi mirror backing) in the wing tips. Lightweight, inexpensive and works for me. If I had to do...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By Bevan
I have 2 Pmags. One fires the top plugs, the...

I have 2 Pmags. One fires the top plugs, the other fires the bottom. Mag drop difference is about 30rpm. I attribute that to spark plug location in the cylinders.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By Bevan
Now now guys, you’re letting your superficial...

Now now guys, you’re letting your superficial bias show. While they are very different looking airplanes that handle differently on the ground, the A model is not “not worth having”. Besides it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By Bevan
Low adhesion sealant

Next time, use low adhesion sealant. I found some at skygeek.com

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,906
Posted By Bevan
Hangar Jammies

Someone use to make/sell hangar jammies for RVs. I have a set and bought them used here on VAF classifieds. You might put in a WTB ad cause I’m not selling mine. :)

Bevan.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,248
Posted By Bevan
Not really any useful pictures as it’s a very...

Not really any useful pictures as it’s a very busy space. Here’s an old photo showing the right side with UN modified heat muff in use. The left side has the two ports cut off and the remainder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,248
Posted By Bevan
Iíve been flying my RV7A in Canada for 5 years...

Iíve been flying my RV7A in Canada for 5 years now including winter. The coldest was when it was -10Celsius (14f) at sea level. I have dual Vetterman exhaust but only using one heat muff feeding...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,279
Posted By Bevan
Not necessarily. I built transitions (to...

Not necessarily. I built transitions (to aluminum plenum) out of aluminum. I donít have cooling problems. Somewhat odd though is cylinders 3 & 4 run about 15-20deg warmer than cylinders 1 &...
Forum: Web Site Development 08-28-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,426
Posted By Bevan
Resizing photos on IPad

When attaching a photo, you will probably first have to resize it smaller. If youíre using an iPad, hereís a short and concise video on how to do it.

https://youtu.be/acM_dMuBThc

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,762
Posted By Bevan
14 years of the equivalent to working on it every...

14 years of the equivalent to working on it every Sunday afternoon (4.5 hrs average per week) = one finished slow-build RV7A. 3312 hrs total shop time logged.

2.5 hr build sessions seemed to be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By Bevan
Iím not sure how much the chute system weighs,...

Iím not sure how much the chute system weighs, and assuming it is built into the baggage area, I think you may need the extra weight up front in order to maintain practical balance numbers,...
Forum: Canada 08-23-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By Bevan
But they may not give you an expanded corridor...

But they may not give you an expanded corridor until after you have 5 trouble free hrs in the log book. Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,058
Posted By Bevan
I suspect it’s so easy for a home builder to wrap...

I suspect it’s so easy for a home builder to wrap for themselves, there’s little money in it for the pro’s. My self-serve wrap is five years old now, 250+ flight hours and holding up well. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bevan
G-meter reset

My G-meter displays max G for the flight. How to reset it during flight?

Bevan
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,173
Posted By Bevan
It would seem to me there should be a groove cut...

It would seem to me there should be a groove cut near the end of the shaft to put a C-clip to prevent the whole thing from coming out of the housing should the roll pin fail. Does the shaft/control...
Forum: Canada 08-05-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,389
Posted By Bevan
Ralph, I would like to know more details about...

Ralph, I would like to know more details about how you did the test. Flow rate through gascolator is my main question. What type of gascolator (filter material) was used. For example, I use Andair...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,389
Posted By Bevan
Thatís great news Les, Can you point us to the...

Thatís great news Les,

Can you point us to the supporting documentation in case a local inspector ďhasnít got the memoĒ?

May we assume this rule is retroactive for flying aircraft previously...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,172
Posted By Bevan
What color is the plane? ;)

What color is the plane? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,266
Posted By Bevan
I modified an RV10 nose wheel fork and pant to...

I modified an RV10 nose wheel fork and pant to fit a 500x5 to go with the 380-150-5 on the mains. I really like the setup including the slightly tail low stance when sitting on the ground. RV7A
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-31-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,328
Posted By Bevan
My vote is for a backup alternator before a...

My vote is for a backup alternator before a backup battery (a reservoir).

The backup alternator can supply a lot more power (over time) to complete a long cross country flight, while the battery is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,266
Posted By Bevan
According to this chart, about 1Ē bigger in...

According to this chart, about 1Ē bigger in diameter and width.

https://www.goodyearaviation.com/resources/pdf/databook-6-2018.pdf

Bevan
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-29-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By Bevan
Considering your worst case scenario being your...

Considering your worst case scenario being your NIGHT column, some of your loads listed will actually be turned off. Donít include short term momentary loads as those will be supplied by the battery...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bevan
Backriveting is easy to master and yields great...

Backriveting is easy to master and yields great results (smooth skins) on the thinner sheetmetal of control surfaces.

Bevan
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,021
Posted By Bevan
Thanks Scott! The way you tell it, is like being...

Thanks Scott!

The way you tell it, is like being there. Thanks for capturing the atmosphere of a place once busy with men and machines but now at total peace, as it should be.

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,199
Posted By Bevan
If it doesn?t have fuel injection, electronic...

If it doesn?t have fuel injection, electronic ignition and a CS prop, it doesn?t have all the bells and whistles. Flame suit is on! :)

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By Bevan
It?s not too hard to learn to do a full wrap. I...

It?s not too hard to learn to do a full wrap. I did it in 100 man hours using solid colour 3m1080 vinyl. 5 years and about 300 hrs airtime later it still looks great. Contact me direct if you...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-11-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,323
Posted By Bevan
Yes. You will love fuel injection especially...

Yes.

You will love fuel injection especially if you like to fly LOP.

Bevan
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,306
Posted By Bevan
Fumoto T202N

I really like my Fumoto oil drain valve.

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bevan
What does your POH say? Don?t have one? Go...

What does your POH say? Don?t have one? Go test. These are not ?type? certified airplanes.

Bevan
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Bevan
I think you?ve got the cowl in the wrong...

I think you?ve got the cowl in the wrong position. It?s final position will be about 2.25 inches forward which will cause the front of the cowl to be raised up to meet the spinner. That will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bevan
I don?t follow the logic of a resettable...

I don?t follow the logic of a resettable alternator circuit breaker on the panel. The wiring from the alternator will be sized to handle all the current the alternator can make. But if the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bevan
My list of engines that work well on an RV7A...

My list of engines that work well on an RV7A without major integration trouble is...

O-360 A1F6 modified for precision fuel injection (incl purge valve) dual P-mags and an auxiliary alternator on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Bevan
I’ve had good results (no issues) with Shorai. I...

I’ve had good results (no issues) with Shorai. I changed it for a new one after three years and 178 hrs of air-time cause it wasn’t cranking as well as new anymore. LFX18 L1-BS12 puts the +/-...
Forum: Safety 05-05-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Bevan
I stead of mounting it on the wing tip, or the...

I stead of mounting it on the wing tip, or the tail, has anyone installed an ADSB inside the FG wingtip and remove the bulb since it would not be needed inside there.?

Bevan
Forum: COMM 05-01-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Bevan
Buy a used aircraft grade LORAN antenna on EBay...

Buy a used aircraft grade LORAN antenna on EBay ($20). They were made for 144Mhz if I recall. Available in straight or bent style similar to our aviation comm antennas. Bevan
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