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Old 10-08-2021, 04:50 PM
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Smile rv7a gear retrofit

If any one is or has done the rv7a nose gear retrofit. What problems have you incured

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Old 10-12-2021, 01:28 PM
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Default RV7A nosegear

Did this over a year ago per the SB. No great problem encountered. Pretty straightforward procedure. All new parts fitted well and no modification needed. I do not recall any difficulty with the project. Just get everything together and go for it. 5-7 hours should be plenty of time. Surprised if you do not get other response. This was recommended long ago. Antisplat Aero also has kit for the job with very good instructions.
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Old 10-12-2021, 02:48 PM
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Did this over a year ago per the SB. No great problem encountered. Pretty straightforward procedure. All new parts fitted well and no modification needed. I do not recall any difficulty with the project. Just get everything together and go for it. 5-7 hours should be plenty of time. Surprised if you do not get other response. This was recommended long ago. Antisplat Aero also has kit for the job with very good instructions.
Did the spinner - cowl orientation come out the same as before the engine mount change? Some spinner - cowl orientations are quite close.

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Old 10-12-2021, 02:56 PM
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I just received a Retro Kit for the 9A rebuild project. It originally had the long engine mount fitted, so, with the retro mount being standard length (distance from the firewall), I am anticipating some cowl work in my future...
Oh, well, I'm good at making things shorter, much easier than the other way around.
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:09 PM
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Default Anti-Splat Nose Job 2

I thought about this for a long time with my 7A. Since I have not landed her on a grass runway, yet, I decided to buy the Anti-Splat Nose Job 2 kit, at a cost of $329.00.
Installation was less than 1 hour and adds a lot of strength to the front gear.
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