VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.






VAF on Twitter:
@VansAirForceNet


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-7/7A
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #2001  
Old 05-09-2022, 05:00 PM
wirejock's Avatar
wirejock wirejock is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Estes Park, CO
Posts: 5,692
Default Plenum

Finally. It fits. Slips right into the baffle boxes. A lot of work went into this. It looks like heck at the moment and needs some minor trimming to get the inlet gap perfect. Easy stuff. Tormorrow, I can finish sand and prep then apply the final carbon fiber skin and polish it. Should be really nice.
Click image for larger version

Name:	20220509_154856.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	245.0 KB
ID:	25657
Click image for larger version

Name:	20220509_154915.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	268.8 KB
ID:	25658
__________________
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
E-mail: wirejock at yahoo dot com
Builder Blog: http://wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com
Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved
Disclaimer
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
Reply With Quote
  #2002  
Old 05-09-2022, 08:26 PM
Freakshow108's Avatar
Freakshow108 Freakshow108 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Eatonville WA
Posts: 224
Default GOOD JOB

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!
__________________
Randy Hood
Builder # 74775
Thankful for my family
Operating from KPLU
Reply With Quote
  #2003  
Old 05-10-2022, 08:58 AM
motodave motodave is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 133
Default Windshield Milestone

Glad to have the windshield installed and "framed". Lots on fiberglass and sanding... Mine is Sika bonded as is the canopy.

Untitled by Dave Hock, on Flickr

Untitled by Dave Hock, on Flickr

Untitled by Dave Hock, on Flickr

Lot's more photo's of the process on Flickr blog. Now back to the wings!
__________________
Dave
RV7 Slider N732DH
YIO-360-EXP Thunderbolt
Garmin G3X panel w/VPX
Littleton, CO & KCFO (aka CO Air and Space Port)
Photo log: https://flic.kr/ps/9jjZz
Reply With Quote
  #2004  
Old 05-10-2022, 10:41 AM
ryankhallcpa@yahoo.com ryankhallcpa@yahoo.com is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Taylor, AZ
Posts: 122
Default

Absolutely beautiful, Dave!
I'm slowly making progress on my windshield. Hope that it turns out half as nice as yours.

Ryan
__________________
Taylor, AZ (KTYL)
Builder #74649; RV7 N789YZ;
XIO-360-M1B built by JB Aircraft Engines
My flight bag is made by Dewalt!
Reply With Quote
  #2005  
Old 05-10-2022, 02:07 PM
Grezdlitn Grezdlitn is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eagles Nest Estates (2TS6) Midlothian Tx.
Posts: 85
Default Getting closer by the day !

I'm getting closer to wrapping up my plenum using a stock Vans cowl. Little more work to do around the bottom side of the inlets where they intersect the cooling ramps.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6538.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	114.6 KB
ID:	25692  
__________________
Mark Rowe
"Grezdlitn" (turbo-normalized RV-8)Sold
RV-7A in progress !
Reply With Quote
  #2006  
Old 05-10-2022, 05:42 PM
wirejock's Avatar
wirejock wirejock is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Estes Park, CO
Posts: 5,692
Default Plenum

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grezdlitn View Post
I'm getting closer to wrapping up my plenum using a stock Vans cowl. Little more work to do around the bottom side of the inlets where they intersect the cooling ramps.
Nice work. Great minds think alike!
__________________
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
E-mail: wirejock at yahoo dot com
Builder Blog: http://wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com
Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved
Disclaimer
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
Reply With Quote
  #2007  
Old 05-10-2022, 06:29 PM
Grezdlitn Grezdlitn is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eagles Nest Estates (2TS6) Midlothian Tx.
Posts: 85
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
Nice work. Great minds think alike!
Yes they do ! Your work is an inspiration to me !
__________________
Mark Rowe
"Grezdlitn" (turbo-normalized RV-8)Sold
RV-7A in progress !
Reply With Quote
  #2008  
Old 05-10-2022, 08:43 PM
kentlik's Avatar
kentlik kentlik is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 992
Default

Dave!
That work is awesome! Simply awesome! I can't do it. Not a single wavey line in the whole thing, meaning the plane itself.

I am not worthy...
__________________
Kentlik
RV-7A in progress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0527486/?
Private pilot, ASEL!
EAA 105 Chapter 7S3
Bi-annual financial contributor

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena..." Teddy Roosevelt
Reply With Quote
  #2009  
Old 05-11-2022, 07:11 AM
Jerry Fischer Jerry Fischer is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winder Ga
Posts: 969
Default Windshield

SWEET!!!
__________________
[b]Jerry Fischer
VAF# 1646
Tech counselor
Reply With Quote
  #2010  
Old 05-11-2022, 11:10 AM
FuturPilot's Avatar
FuturPilot FuturPilot is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NW MN
Posts: 87
Default

Dave,

You mention Sika. What number is it? I see they have a variety.

thanks,
Dan
__________________
RV7 Wing/Tail purchased, Fuselage/Finish arrived, building.
RV-4 Emp started, sold
RV-7 Emp, sold
USAF MSgt Ret
https://eaabuilderslog.org/?s=dlade
Dan Lade
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.