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Old 01-24-2014, 09:00 AM
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Just to let you know that kit #71340 has now become ZU-LOL and is flying.
This is a slow build fuselage and QB wing kit that has been travelling around for about ten years and changing hands a few times as well.
I have managed to complete it for Larry Beamish and the snag free maiden was done on 2 January 2014.

It has a new Superior IO-360 swinging a Hartzell CS prop. The panel is fitted with a Dynon D180, Trutrack ADI II AP and various other instruments.

It will be living at The Coves Aero Estate in Hartbeespoort, South Africa.

Here is the owner and me posing before the maiden.

The inside with RVBits carbon side panels

The first take off

A nice aerial shot

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RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
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RV7A - ZU-MER (Bought back)
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:02 AM
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Way to go, Jan. Beautiful plane!
...and BTW really nice intersection fairings you have there.

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Old 01-25-2014, 09:49 AM
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...and BTW really nice intersection fairings you have there.
Thanks Sam and well spotted
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RV10 - ZU-XOX - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:03 PM
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Just to let you know that kit #71340 has now become ZU-LOL and is flying.
This is a slow build fuselage and QB wing kit that has been travelling around for about ten years and changing hands a few times as well.
I have managed to complete it for Larry Beamish and the snag free maiden was done on 2 January 2014.

It has a new Superior IO-360 swinging a Hartzell CS prop. The panel is fitted with a Dynon D180, Trutrack ADI II AP and various other instruments.

It will be living at The Coves Aero Estate in Hartbeespoort, South Africa.

Here is the owner and me posing before the maiden.

The inside with RVBits carbon side panels

The first take off

A nice aerial shot

From another 7
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:39 PM
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RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
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RV7A - ZU-MER (Bought back)
RV7A - ZU-JAD (Sold Flying)
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:32 AM
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Cool N771RG

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My RV-7 was complete in 2008 after 6 years of slow build fun. She performs just as advertised with a Superior IO360 and a CS Hartzell prop. She's hangared at KAPA and is my pride and joy.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:52 AM
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Default Welcome to VAF!

Bob, welcome to VAF.

Nice looking plane.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:50 PM
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Default My 7A!

Here are some pics of my 7A. It has a 160hp, cowl flap and a ground adjustable Whirlwind prop. The new wing fillets seem to give me another 2-3kts, but still doing evaluations. Max cruise at 8500ft DA, is about 165-166ktas.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...27013290_o.jpg

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...99805621_o.jpg

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...68721134_o.jpg

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...55942045_o.jpg

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...71623203_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...88035290_o.jpg
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:54 AM
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Default Any more details on cowl flaps and wing fillets?

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Here are some pics of my 7A. It has a 160hp, cowl flap and a ground adjustable Whirlwind prop. The new wing fillets seem to give me another 2-3kts, but still doing evaluations. Max cruise at 8500ft DA, is about 165-166ktas.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...27013290_o.jpg

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...99805621_o.jpg

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...68721134_o.jpg

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...55942045_o.jpg

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...71623203_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...88035290_o.jpg
Great looking 7A! Congratulations.

I'm curious about your cowl flaps and wing fillets. Did the fillets come from a 3rd party or are they your own design.

Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:55 PM
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Default Fillets

Hi, the fillets are more or less prototype fairings from Extremecomposites:

http://www.extremecomposites.com/aircraftparts.html

They require some composite work and trimming but they look correct and if nothing else they dont slow you down, and hopefully the give you a few more knots!!
I think after some more evatuation that it would show that the net increase is about 2-3 ktas.

Reg's

Hakan
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RV-7A, slider
Lycoming O-320 D1A, 160hp C/S
First flight 6-11-13

Re-engineering a Lancair 320..!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJuQ68tccTQ
http://www.mykitlog.com/hlangebro/
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