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  #1991  
Old 03-01-2022, 03:41 AM
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This says it all…..lots to go.
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  #1992  
Old 03-07-2022, 07:52 PM
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Default “ FINISHED “

After three years and four months, she received her airworthiness certificate!
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Old 03-07-2022, 08:08 PM
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instrument panel and firewall work
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Fuselage almost done
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90% done, 90% to go
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  #1994  
Old 03-18-2022, 04:31 AM
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Default Vetterman exhaust

I installed my Vetterman exhaust pipes yesterday and I am very happy with the way they fit. I have the standard throttle cable bracket (i.e. unmodified) which has given me what I consider sufficient clearance to the exhaust pipes.

The horizontal support tubes are angled so that they go around the back of the nose gear socket with a slight curve in the rubber hose with clearance to the engine mount.

Please click on the links below to view my installation.

https://flic.kr/p/2n9gctA

https://flic.kr/p/2n9eAMW

https://flic.kr/p/2n9eBgg

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Old 03-28-2022, 04:48 PM
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Default Cowls

Wow. Finally making some progress on cowl work.
Insides were skimmed with neat epoxy, wet sanded then sprayed with two coats of EnduroPrime 2K epoxy primer. The primer was wet sanded and three more coats sprayed today. They aren't as pretty as the outside will be, but they are sealed. Weather is coming so I'm back inside to finish baffling before final finish on the outside.
I'm getting anxious to get past this phase.
It really should be 90% done, 180% to go!
Of course, me hacking up the cowls didn't help.
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Old 04-27-2022, 07:20 PM
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Default Wings installed

Some photographs with my wings now permanently installed. Plus the prop is also installed. Click on the links below to view.

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Fuel hose from tank to gascolator

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Fuel tank vent tube

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Wing tip wiring for strobe/nav and landing lights

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For RV-7A builders some tips and tools I used to install the 4 lower NAS1307-50 bolts through the spar.
1. Insert bolts through spar until no more than 3 threads are visible. Any further and you won't be able to install the AN365-720A nuts.
2. The top item in the photo below is the small extension magnet I then used to hold the nut against the face of the bolt.
3. The next item is the strip of aluminium I used to then hold against the face of the nut so I could remove the magnet and then use the screw driver (third item) to start the nut onto the bolt.
4. Progressively insert the bolt while also using the screw driver to keep installing the nut (i.e. so it doesn't contact hard up against the landing gear bracket). Do this until the bolt is fully installed and the nut is installed down to the fibre lock.
5. The 4th item is the modified spanner used to fully tighten the nut while torqueing the bolt head. It is a tight fit to get the tool in.

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I hope the above information is beneficial for other builders.

P.S: The spanner is original from January 1965 when I joined the airline to start my Engineering apprenticeship (i.e. USA A&P). I retired from the airline just 3 weeks short of 45 years of employment with the company.
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Old 05-01-2022, 10:24 PM
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Windshield is on (Sika), time for the fiberglass trim! I plan to remove the two clips on each side, the Sika and FG should hold it just fine.
Windshield is in! by Dave Hock, on Flickr
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RV7 Slider N732DH
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Empennage 100% Complete
Slow build Fuselage 99% done
Garmin G3X panel w/VPX, wiring 99% done
Slow build Wings 99% done
Littleton, CO & KCFO (aka CO Air and Space Port)
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Old 05-02-2022, 12:00 AM
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Default RV-7 at Aero Expo in Friedrichshafen Germany

I've just finished my RV-7 (PH-MNX), with a ULPower Engine (520iSA) and an Airmaster C/S prop (first flight January 26th, 2022).
I was honored that ULPower asked me to fly to Friedrichshafen to present my plane in their Booth at the Aero Expo.

https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/ima...aDue_9N2G10oQM

Talked to a lot of RV builders and potential RV builders who liked my setup of the ULPower Engine. I also learned a ton of the technical guys of ULPower, who had some interesting improvements on my installation. It's great to work together a few days with engine experts. Only wish I knew all this before hand.

Also this was the first time a did some longer distances, flying from the Netherlands to Germany/Switzerland, was about 320nm, it took me 2.5 hours with 2600 rpm and 23" map at 5500 feet (weather was tough), cruising at 150 kts (TAS) and using 8.2 gallon/hour.
After talking to the ULPower guys on the way back, same setup, but with 2400 rpm and 24" MAP (only 3500 feet, because weather was worse) 7.8 gallon/hour. They also advised me to change the air intake, so it will pick up colder air and change the position of the pressure intake of the ECU. My goal is to reach 7 gallon/hr with 150 kts on 8000 ft.

I want to thank everyone of ULPower for the opportunity to show-case my RV at the Aero Expo.
I now have 15 hours on my RV, so time for the first maintenance check (change filters and oil).
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Old 05-03-2022, 01:00 AM
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Marcel: i was sneaking around your beautiful bird several times but everytime you have been busy talking. very interesting setup and a great looking aircraft! hopefully we can chat next Aero or at the upcoming Vans gathering in Hildesheim first weekend of june. not far away from the netherlands.
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Old 05-03-2022, 06:47 AM
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Marcel: i was sneaking around your beautiful bird several times but everytime you have been busy talking. very interesting setup and a great looking aircraft! hopefully we can chat next Aero or at the upcoming Vans gathering in Hildesheim first weekend of june. not far away from the netherlands.
I was about to write the exact same thing!
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