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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,839
Posted By snoopyflys
#3 Cylinder Baffle Bends

Came across this thread while working on my baffles and so far the template and the #1, #2 and #4 baffle mods fit very well. My challenge is the compound bend on the #3 baffle mod. Is there a known...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-20-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By snoopyflys
I hope to make it.

I hope to make it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,657
Posted By snoopyflys
Praying for speedy recovery Tom. Rest up.

Praying for speedy recovery Tom. Rest up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By snoopyflys
Exhaust Studs wonít Stay Put

I am fairly certain this is a no brainer and should no better by now, but I canít seem to find the correct threadlocker for installing/reinstalling exhaust studs in my Titan ECI XIO-360. I tried the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By snoopyflys
Exhaust Tube clearances

I have a ECI TITAN XIO360 (before Continental) with the horizontal FI and ECI cold air sump. This has presented, for me at least, some challenges with getting the exhaust manifold to fit and the...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-18-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By snoopyflys
I will be there.

I will be there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,025
Posted By snoopyflys
NPT fittings and Fuel Lube

Hi all,

Been skipping along with my FWF build installing my NPT fluid fittings using Fuel Lube ( a.k.a. EZ Turn) and recently discovered in a few postings and in Section 5 of my build manual to not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By snoopyflys
Angry Aft Oil Pressure Port Woes

Hi all,

I removed the aft facing oil pressure port plug using an extractor tool and some heat as suggested by another thread here. Worked great, until it came time to install the restrictor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By snoopyflys
Supporting Fuse while off Main Gear

Hi All,

I will be removing the main gear from my -7A for re-powder coating. I will be using a couple of wing jacks on the tie downs to lift the plane. Does anyone have suggestions for supporting...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,443
Posted By snoopyflys
Same issue 12 years later...for me at least

Hi All,

I found this thread looking for possible solutions for my similar issue, RV7A with ECI TITAN IO-360 with 7 degree cold air intake with AFP FM-150 and the VANS slick cowl. I purchased a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,312
Posted By snoopyflys
Mothership says....

take to a convenient place to have them re-powder coated as the preferred option as it would hold up better to abrasion caused by the gear fairings. Second option is to strip and repaint with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,312
Posted By snoopyflys
Rust on Gear Leg

Hi All,
Hoping to get some good advice for solving my latest issue. My installed main gear legs have developed "rust freckles". Both have been installed for about 4 years (really slow build) and...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-13-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,112
Posted By snoopyflys
Probable solution

Found this post by Dan Horton that should resolve my perceived problem. Thanks for posting this Dan

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=81595

Regards to all
Forum: Fiberglass 11-04-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,112
Posted By snoopyflys
Pink Cowl Seam Fit

Hi Fiberglass Gurus;

Now the cooler weather is starting to move back into my area, I started to turn my attention to reading, staring and mulling over the cowl fitting on my RV-7A. In the photos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,695
Posted By snoopyflys
Smile Thanks for the Replies

I really appreciate and thank everyone for posting replies to my "hangar rash". I did contact the mothership but only asked what the cost of a replacement aileron would be. Basically, I need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,695
Posted By snoopyflys
Aileron - Repair or Replace?

Hi All,

This weekend, my left aileron experienced what I want to call ?hangar rash?. I had the aileron off of the airplane, laying on a table, gust of wind came thru the hangar sending it to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-04-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By snoopyflys
Looking for Advice on Running the Pitot and AOA Lines from Panel

Hi All,

Looking for advice on how to run my SafeAir Pitot and AOA lines from the instrument panel to the left wing. I have searched and found some posts but none with pics (or the pics have been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,355
Posted By snoopyflys
Thanks!

thanks for the replies. I stared at this for a while and figured I would ask the group since I was stuck. I will give the flox solution a try. How much of the fairing on the HS leading edge is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,355
Posted By snoopyflys
Another Empenage Fairing Question

Hi All,

Working on fitting the empennage fairing and while it fits pretty well, I have a pucker near the leading edge on the left...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,571
Posted By snoopyflys
Thanks...

Thanks for the replies. The sites and pics do give me some ideas as to how and where to mount the remote components.

One slightly dumb question, is there a limit to the number sub-panel pass-thru...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,571
Posted By snoopyflys
Question Panel Remote Components Help

Greetings,

I recently started working on installing my Garmin G3X Touch based panel from SteinAir (thanks guys) and have been struggling with where and how to best mount the remote components. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By snoopyflys
G3Xpert/Steve - thanks for confirming our...

G3Xpert/Steve - thanks for confirming our discussion. I was curious if others had traveled this road with mounting the GSU25 on the AHRS Bracket as well.
Yes, I have the utmost respect for Walt's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By snoopyflys
WireJock - yeah I have a set of those dimple dies...

WireJock - yeah I have a set of those dimple dies but I tend to use few too many nails/pull pins. Must be squeezing harder than necessary. I may give it a go, not squeeze quit as hard and use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By snoopyflys
Question AHRS Bracket Install

Greetings All,

I am installing a Van's VA-259 AHRS Bracket in my RV-7A and adapted it for mounting my Garmin GSU25 ADAHRS unit. The installation instructions (OP-47) call for dimpling all of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,610
Posted By snoopyflys
Just saw Bob's post. Wow, sending thoughts and...

Just saw Bob's post. Wow, sending thoughts and prays your way Matt. I've used his app during my Windows days, sought answers from your RV7 lists and have watched your videos with "that's how you do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,767
Posted By snoopyflys
I just saw this on the VAF front page. Wow, that...

I just saw this on the VAF front page. Wow, that was a close one. Glad you are doing OK Tom and hoping you have a speedy recovery. You are a true asset to our beloved VAF family.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,231
Posted By snoopyflys
Another Canopy Fitting Question

I just started fitting my tip-up canopy and was wondering f anyone has successfully fitted the canopy with the aft top skin riveted up except for the ears along the fuselage? I'll admit that I got...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,705
Posted By snoopyflys
My Canopy Hinge Edge Distance

I just finished drilling and fitting the bushing in my canopy hinge bracket and they are a little aft of center. They seem to have a 1/4" edge distance forward and on the top of each hole, with about...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,374
Posted By snoopyflys
Manual Elevator Trim Postion Sensor - Good or Bad Idea?

I am contemplating installing a position sensor for my manual elevator trim in my -7a. Any one done such a thing? If so, any gotchas or tips for hooking up to a EFIS or stand alone panel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-09-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,472
Posted By snoopyflys
Hi Mike, Thanks for the reply. No wiring...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply. No wiring yet.

But that does bring up another question, on the -7a Tip-up, the panel blank mounts to forward fuse ribs that seem to possibly interfere with a EFIS if...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-09-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,472
Posted By snoopyflys
When to Rivet the Upper Forward Fuselage

Hi all,

This may fall in the category of "you should know when" but I am struggling with when to rivet in the upper forward fuselage. I have fitted and installed the engine mount, brakes lines,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,810
Posted By snoopyflys
Thanks and some clarifications

Thanks for the responses. Sorry, I should have been a little clearer in my original post. What I wanted to know is can I leave the Front Deck components (i.e., instrument panel (blank),...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,810
Posted By snoopyflys
Question Question: Tip-up Front Deck Riveting

Hi All,

I am trying to decide when to rivet the upper forward fuselage components. Can I leave it clecoed together while I fit the canopy and its associated parts or go ahead with riveting it in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,257
Posted By snoopyflys
Thumbs up Ordered and at the Right time

Can't wait for my copy to arrive. I am about to begin the daunting wiring task and your books comes at the right time. And based on the way the excerpt reads, its definitely a winner. Thanks Marc....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,609
Posted By snoopyflys
Also...

the satisfaction of having built the tanks yourself and finding that when you perform the leak tests and the manometer pressure increases or stays put for hours. Priceless.

Like others have said, ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By snoopyflys
Problem solved...

Thanks for the reply Steven. I did the same by contacting Van's Tech Support and received a response from Ken Scott as well. Basically, I used a hand pump hydraulic jack and a couple of 2x4 blocks...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By snoopyflys
Hey Bill, Yeah I have a tendency to refer to the...

Hey Bill,

Yeah I have a tendency to refer to the cabin frame as the canopy frame when they are totally different parts. This is the cabin frame (a.k.a., The Roll Bar) in my -7a. Sorry for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By snoopyflys
Red face Cabin Frame Not Wide Enough

Hi Gang,

Working on building the cabin frame for my -7a tipper and after measuring and remeasuring the width of the frame and the width of the fuse at the skins countless times, I find that after...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 30,249
Posted By snoopyflys
Heartfelt Condolences

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the Reeves clan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 42,730
Posted By snoopyflys
Thanks to all of the sponsors and especially to...

Thanks to all of the sponsors and especially to Dan for coordinating this annual event. First time for me to attend, had a great time and met some real nice folks who gave me the shot in the arm I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,615
Posted By snoopyflys
Where @ OSH?

Where are you guys located at AirVenture? Would like a up close and personal view of this latest "wrapping".
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,986
Posted By snoopyflys
It's Fixed!

This too far too long to finish (gotta work to pay for this habit) but it's fixed. As I mentioned in my prior posts, I used a reaming repair kit supplied by PHLOGISTON PRODUCTS, INC. to affect the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,986
Posted By snoopyflys
Per the Mothership...

Van's Technical Support said via email yesterday, "No change to aerobatic limits." :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,986
Posted By snoopyflys
*UPDATE* There's a kit for that...

PHLOGISTON PRODUCTS, INC. has a "repair" kit available for situations as this :). As long a Van's says it is ok, these folks can provide you with the oversize NAS bolt and tools (reamer and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,986
Posted By snoopyflys
Vans's Says it's fixable...

Hey, thanks for the responses. This rates equal or worse that the wing falling of the workbench. This latest learning experience can be fixed according to Sterling and Van's engineering. Here's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,986
Posted By snoopyflys
Unhappy This just may be a deal killer....

I installed my wings for the first time and everything seemed to line up ok. The wing main and rear spars went into F-704 Center Section and F-705B Center Section bars. Homemade drift pins fit with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,368
Posted By snoopyflys
Go Easy with the body hammer...

I had a similar incident a couple of years ago when one of my wings slipped off of the table and the outboard leading edge hit the floor. I thought I was done for. I turned to the VAF for guidance...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,811
Posted By snoopyflys
GSA 28 Pitch Servo Mounting Bracket Location

Hi all,

While the turtle deck and rear part of my canopy remains off of my fuse, I thought I would go ahead and install the Garmin GSA 28 Pitch Servo Mounting Bracket to the F-729A Bellcrank Rib. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,004
Posted By snoopyflys
Exhaust Systems - 2 pipe or 4 pipe?

I am getting to the point in my build where I am starting to really think about my power plant configuration. I am going with a IO-360 180 to 195hp with horizontal induction and I am wondering if...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,189
Posted By snoopyflys
You should be ok. Feather the edges a little and...

You should be ok. Feather the edges a little and prime or Alodine the hole. But check with Van's to be sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By snoopyflys
To Glove or Not to Glove....

during building that is.

Maybe a dumb question but should I build with or without wearing surgical style gloves? Back in the old days, I don't remember seeing many fitters wearing gloves while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,990
Posted By snoopyflys
Count me in....

Bruce,

My son-in-law was a KC-135 crew chief and it would be great to see this AC up close. I will have 2 in tow.

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,789
Posted By snoopyflys
I agree...

And I cannot thank Doug enough for keeping this forum going as its members have helped me thru some jams over the past few years.

I hope others will see the big green button and "Push IT". Make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,383
Posted By snoopyflys
Smile All Fixed...

I used my backer plate and universal rivet solution. Looks ok. Just a little bump where the universal rivet head fills the hole.

Here is the outside view...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,383
Posted By snoopyflys
Wedding Cake Center?

Hey Bob - Thanks for your suggestion. With your wedding cake center solution, how did you make the raised part that fits in the .25 hole? Do to my lack of imagination/vision at the moment, I'm not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,383
Posted By snoopyflys
Red face Thanks.....

for the replies. When I saw Reiley's reply, I figured that was going to be the consensus. So I got them drilled out (I riveted AND pro sealed them in place) and moved to the correct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,383
Posted By snoopyflys
Question Static Ports Too Far Aft?

While reviewing my aft fuse section in prep for riviting the center and forward sections together, I realized that I installed my SafeAir Static Ports farther aft than Van's plans indicate for a -7a....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,600
Posted By snoopyflys
Has this happened to others?

While drilling a #30 rivet hole in the F-601B Firewall Stiffener and the F-719B Angle Clip on my -7a forward fuselage, I got a little careless and let the drill bit slip :eek: and cut about 1/3 of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,780
Posted By snoopyflys
I found the answer....

Have the fortune of a local fellow builder see your post and offer to come by to help. What I have been fighting for over the last couple of weeks off and on, was resolved in less than an hour. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,780
Posted By snoopyflys
What's the secret for joining fuse sections?

Seasons Greetings all,

What's the secret to joining the center and tail cone sections? I am having a time getting the tail cone and center fuse sections to match up, especially the side skins. I...
Forum: RV-3 11-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,999
Posted By snoopyflys
Good to See Junior with his Wings on

Congrats, Paul and Louise. Good to see the 3 almost ready for flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,074
Posted By snoopyflys
I build, therefore I donate!

The VAF community is an invaluable resource to me as I have never undertaken anything of this magnitude, at least building an airplane. The information, tips, opinions, guidance and solutions to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,523
Posted By snoopyflys
Thumbs up Great looking panel, Steve. I hope to start my...

Great looking panel, Steve. I hope to start my panel planning and design by end of year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,940
Posted By snoopyflys
Agreed. Bolt is probably your best solution. ...

Agreed. Bolt is probably your best solution. Before committing to that, check with the mother ship (VANS). Make sure there are no clearance issues as well before proceeding.
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