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Old 12-28-2011, 03:19 PM
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Default RV-7 RVBits Plenum

I got mine today, all the way from South Africa.








It will be awhile before I install. I am having too much fun right now to take the plane down for the upgrade.

http://rvbits.mybigcommerce.com/rv7-carbon-plenum/
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:38 PM
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Alton,

Sweet plenum! If you don't mind, what kind of cost was it to get that shipped into the USA? Any customs or duties, etc.?

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Old 12-28-2011, 11:11 PM
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Alton,
Looks awesome! I have been talking to Jan about one for my 6A. Can you take some photos and notes during the install? I am very curious on how easy/difficult it is.

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Old 12-29-2011, 01:28 AM
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I want my upper and lower Cowl to look that good!
Nice work.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:40 AM
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Shipping was $50. I will take some pics during the install.
I went ahead and bought a new baffle kit.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:20 AM
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Alton,

I looked for an e-mail for RVBits.com, but didn't see one. I wonder if this plenum is universal in regard to brand of fuel injection, oil cooler, prop governor, etc. I expect some trimming to take place, but don't know of possible "gotchas" that make this unit a no-go part. I plan to purchase an IO-375 from AeroSport with vertical induction. Sure looks like a nice addition.

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:42 AM
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Sean,

My email comms with Jan came back on this address: webmaster @ rvbits . com
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:11 PM
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Hi Alton
Please let me know how you get on with this as my 7 has just arrived and will be finished around July 2012. I am considering this plenum and would be very interested to hear how the installation goes and performance it brings to cooling etc

Regards from a hot and humid Cape Town

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Old 12-29-2011, 04:06 PM
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Quote:
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Sean,

My email comms with Jan came back on this address: webmaster @ rvbits . com
Try this: jan (the at symbol) tilt-tech.co.za
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:45 PM
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Thanks...I'll give it a shot.
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