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Old 06-20-2021, 11:33 PM
Nigel Nigel is offline
 
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Default Raven Oil Inverted Kit

Hi Guys, first time on the blog! I have an RV14 in Sydney Aus and I am getting tired of cleaning oil off the belly after aeros.
Has anyone fitted a Raven Kit for inverted flight? Either the half kit which is just the oil/separator or the full kit for inverted flight?
I am concerned about fitting the full kit in my RV14 due to space, so if any of you have done so and have photos, I would love to see them and also a brief explanation of how you went about it.
Many thanks, Nigel
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Old 06-21-2021, 12:05 AM
Stewbronco Stewbronco is offline
 
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Default Highly recommended

Raven is close by to me and not only GREAT quality but Rob gives excellent customer service. Highly recommended
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Old 06-21-2021, 06:53 AM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
 
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Nigel, email me at tsflightlines@gmail.com, or Steve at aircraftspecialty@gmail.com. WE have a 1/2 Raven package for the 14.
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Old 06-21-2021, 03:21 PM
Jake14 Jake14 is offline
 
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Really like my half-raven, seems to completely stop any belly oil contamination for simple aerobatics up to -1g. Good workmanship and service. IIRC, the #1 cyl intake tube had to be removed to get the sump fitting on.

A couple of VAF threads on this:

https://vansairforce.net/community/s...d.php?t=174074

https://vansairforce.net/community/s...d.php?t=182883
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Old 06-21-2021, 07:55 PM
Nigel Nigel is offline
 
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Jake 14
Thanks for all the very useful info. Will follow up TS Flightlines!
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:38 PM
Stewbronco Stewbronco is offline
 
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Default Can't beat TS FLIGHTLINES

Can't do better than TS FLIGHTLINES...TOM has great products and incredible customer service
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Old 06-22-2021, 04:50 AM
MalteJ MalteJ is offline
 
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Nigel, you got a great looking plane! Really love your paint job - so simple and clean. Are there more pictures?
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Old 06-22-2021, 07:04 AM
BillL BillL is offline
 
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Default Sweet Looking Airplane!!

And a data point on the 1/2 raven. I put one on my RV7 IO360M1B and still get a slight amount of oil on the belly with no aero. I am sure it is coming from the vent tube.

Aero performed during PH I including hammer head & slow roll did not seem to be yield any different deposits but not definitively evaluated.
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Old 06-22-2021, 05:16 PM
Nigel Nigel is offline
 
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Default Couple of pics as requested

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And a data point on the 1/2 raven. I put one on my RV7 IO360M1B and still get a slight amount of oil on the belly with no aero. I am sure it is coming from the vent tube.

Aero performed during PH I including hammer head & slow roll did not seem to be yield any different deposits but not definitively evaluated.
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Nigel, you got a great looking plane! Really love your paint job - so simple and clean. Are there more pictures?
Thanks, Bill and MalteJ
I have a youtube channel if you want to see it in action.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBk...vgdN4FAX4vmDIQ

When I bought the plane (not my build) I was not happy with the paintwork on the fuse. It looked like my RV had a big belly so I changed it to something more befitting the amazing machine the RV14 is. You can see the difference
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Old 06-22-2021, 05:18 PM
Nigel Nigel is offline
 
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Thanks Stewbronco
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