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  #41  
Old 12-04-2022, 10:26 AM
Dred Pirate Danno Dred Pirate Danno is offline
 
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Thanks Mac. She isn't having a problem getting up on the wing, nor getting into the airplane. It's getting out that's the problem. What is the "easy exit bar"? I'll look into it.

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Old 12-04-2022, 11:49 AM
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Easy exit bar…very cost effective, 10 minute installation. I don’t think it’s applicable to tail wheel RV’s since it bolts to the main gear weldments.

https://antisplataero.com/products/easy-exit-bar



Grab handles for canopy roll bar…

https://www.jdair.com/slider-canopy-grab-handles/

https://www.aircraftextras.com/Handles1.htm
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Old 12-17-2022, 01:07 PM
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Ok everyone, I've been looking at Trade a plane, barnstormers etc for an RV-7 or 6. There have been some nice ones, a lot of 7A's or 6A's and I'm looking for a tailwheel. Some of the taildraggers looked good, but they had fixed pitch props. Even with IO-360's mind you. So the question is, is it possible and how much hassle and expense would it be to upgrade an IO-360 to CS? Or should I just keep looking for that perfect RV-7 with the bells and whistles that I want?
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Old 12-18-2022, 08:18 AM
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Dan,

Rough estimate,

15K

Prop
Prop governed
Prop cable
Spinner + backplate

And engine will have to have hollow crank
That is plugged.

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Old 12-18-2022, 08:34 AM
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Thanks Bruce. Not sure I want to go through with that, but it is an option. Still looking for the "perfect" RV.

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Old 12-18-2022, 05:03 PM
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Aircraft Extras sells a center console that I installed in my RV7A that I swear by for help me get my big fat a** out of the airplane. Not sure if will help someone who’s had both shoulder’s replaced but it, combined with Antisplat’s easy out bar should help.
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Old 12-19-2022, 10:31 AM
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A wannabe here, lurking and learning. just want to thank you guys for your amazing willingness to reply and share your knowledge it's awesome and helpful to more than just the OP.
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Old 12-19-2022, 10:34 AM
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Thanks Jim. Still looking and my heart is set on a Vans RV7 or 6. Nothing else is tripping my trigger so I'm going to figure out the egress problem for the wife. I'll take a look at the console
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Old 12-21-2022, 04:41 PM
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Bruce,

The airplane in question is running an O360-A1A. Lycomings website says it can take a prop governor on the rear of the engine. Are you saying the engine will have to be torn down just to remove the plug, or is this a reasonable thing to do to get it to accept the CS prop vice the FP. Gotta say I don't have a clue. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2022, 07:35 PM
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Dan,

The engine has to have a hollow crank.
10 minutes to get plug out.

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