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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By SeanB
Repaired pic.

Repaired pic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By SeanB
Coolness!

Friend, John Armstrong’s -9A sitting in the sun with canopy up produced this unique image. You can see dash fan silhouette on headrest with “Experimental” in background.
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By SeanB
Thanks for the replies, all. Rocky..hope you're...

Thanks for the replies, all. Rocky..hope you're having lotsa fun with your plane!
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By SeanB
foot room

Does this eliminate any foot room? Imagining a long cross-country and changing foot positions a bunch.
Forum: Reviews 10-20-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,843
Posted By SeanB
It's great!

I really enjoyed the support (as always) in working with Steve to get this kit installed in my plane. This kit made everything very tidy and professional looking. The red cube is very secure and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By SeanB
Draker

There is a gentleman on VAF that goes by, "DRAKER" (Ryan Drake). It looks like he may have some helpful pics on his site for you.

https://stiletto.smugmug.com/RV7/Firewall-Forward/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By SeanB
Hey Rocky, I will pass along your message. Glad...

Hey Rocky,

I will pass along your message. Glad to hear you are flying and enjoying yours! All the best!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By SeanB
First Flight, John Armstrong -9A

Witnessed my friend, John Armstrong, lift off for the first time today in his well built -9A. Great prep and all was very well executed. On to Phase 1, but first….time to celebrate! Congrats, John!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By SeanB
Paint

Also need a little extra clearance for eventual paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,879
Posted By SeanB
Scott, Seems your CQ1 keeps getting better and...

Scott,

Seems your CQ1 keeps getting better and better. Now with BT! I have a pair of Halos that have only hangar flown to this point. Getting closer by the decade to flying my -7. The Halos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By SeanB
Thank you, gentlemen! Appreciate your help!

Thank you, gentlemen! Appreciate your help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By SeanB
G3X Touch…..What are these lines?

Hey,
My RV7 is still under construction. My G3X System is up and running. I keep noticing “breadcrumb” looking lines on the MFD Map Page. They never go away and seem to be piling up. Looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,066
Posted By SeanB
What about applying the Sika Primer to the inside...

What about applying the Sika Primer to the inside of the canopy (if I understand your need correctly)? Makes a nice Targa look. Obscures view of the roll bar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By SeanB
Finger screen length

Anyone recall about how long the finger screen is for a standard sump? Engine is Aerosport IO-375 with vertical induction. One of the exhaust tail pipe hangars may be a future interference. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By SeanB
More...

More discussion:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190072&highlight=prop+Aerosport
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By SeanB
I own an IO-375 and I'm sure I'll love it once I...

I own an IO-375 and I'm sure I'll love it once I fly. Darren and the crew have been awesome with support at Aerosport. In the course of shopping for props, I ran across information from WW stating...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,602
Posted By SeanB
Congrats on the move, Martin! That's a big deal!...

Congrats on the move, Martin! That's a big deal! Loving the paint scheme and look of your plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By SeanB
Perfect Landing

If you have time while at KAPA, grab a bite at "The Perfect Landing" restaurant. Great food and nice views of the ramp and runways.
https://theperfectlanding.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By SeanB
Stein Air

I would try Stein Air for guidance. Always responsive and very helpful, plus extensive knowledge of the product.

Also, interesting YouTube regarding SD card...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By SeanB
Hi Buck, Looked up a reciept from 2020. $344.38...

Hi Buck,

Looked up a reciept from 2020. $344.38 from Aircraft Propeller Service.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-04-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By SeanB
Thanks!

That's what I needed! Thanks, Doug! Best to you and your family.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-04-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By SeanB
Tip Up Canopy Strut Guards

Once upon a time, there was a post about PVC pipe being cut, then slipped onto the tip up canopy struts. I believe this helped lock the canopy in the up position as a safeguard from a failed strut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 534
Posted By SeanB
Rotating Heater Diffuser Box

Hey Everyone!
I purchased and installed a Showplanes Remote Oil Cooler mount that resides aft of cylinder 3. This makes you relocate the baffle opening for heater scat to another spot. Mine is now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By SeanB
Chris did a great job on the plane. She's a...

Chris did a great job on the plane. She's a beauty! His scheme and color choice are really something in person. Love the wing walk, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,070
Posted By SeanB
Cotter Pin

Anyone have trouble with the cotter pin preventing a good fit when using the Flyboys extended axle and tow bar?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By SeanB
Thanks for your replies and guidance, everyone. ...

Thanks for your replies and guidance, everyone. G-Switch is installed. Appreciate the help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By SeanB
Artex ELT G Switch

I’m installing an Artex 345 ELT. To enable a “G Switch”, the directions have you jumper pins 5 and 12. I believe the manual says anything over 2.5 Gs will activate the ELT. I can’t see a reason to...
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By SeanB
AeroLEDs

I finally got both wingtips wired on my 7. I decided long ago to use AeroLEDs PulsarNS (NAV/strobe) and AeroSun Vx (taxi/land). I'm very happy with my decision. They are very nice looking while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,823
Posted By SeanB
EAA

There is a fairly good answer to your question on the EAA site: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/intro-to-aircraft-building/frequently-asked-questions/builders-log

Also, the EAA has a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,357,957
Posted By SeanB
Encouragement from Cleco.....

My wife, Tracey, and I continuing with wiring. Cleco the wonder dog cheering us on!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,798
Posted By SeanB
Bill, I have powder coated pedals, but haven't...

Bill,
I have powder coated pedals, but haven't flown yet. Just a thought though...many places offer additives to get texture in the application. Could be nice to have a "rough" powder coat rather...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,357,957
Posted By SeanB
Great looking plane, Dan!

Great looking plane, Dan!
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,972
Posted By SeanB
Talking Aero Sport Power

Another kudos to Aero Sport Power! I'm a happy customer for the fine engine I bought, and terrific support after the sale. I was just on the phone with Darren Jones today. He made sure I had...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 476,368
Posted By SeanB
yahooo

Rocky! Nice looking plane you built! So happy for your success. Enjoy the ride!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,357,957
Posted By SeanB
Wings on!!!

First time the wings have been on the plane. It’s sure nice to see them out of the cradles. Now to check sweep and set incidence. Getting closer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By SeanB
Greg and Larry....thanks! This should get me...

Greg and Larry....thanks! This should get me going again. Hope to hang wings this weekend. Just gotta get the flaps attached.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By SeanB
W-730 Aileron Jig

Hey Everyone,
I'm getting ready to align my flaps on my RV-7 so I can get the flaps installed correclty. Can't seem to find my W-730 Aileron Alignment Jig. Hangarmate has two of them for his -9A. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,362
Posted By SeanB
Smoke Lines

Another option for getting smoke oil from the pump to the injectors. I love this setup!

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=186883
Forum: Reviews 09-14-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By SeanB
Thumbs up Aircraft Specialty - Smoke System Lines

I am the proud owner of a Smoke System Helper kit produced by Marvin Homsly. As many already know, this is a fine kit and Marvin provides excellent support.

During installation, I struggled with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By SeanB
RV 7 Rear spar Trim Detail

I have QB RV7 wings. There is a trim detail for the aft spar of the RV7 on DWG 38. I am trying to confirm this still needs to be done on a QB.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By SeanB
Derrick, I've used both. Currently favor the EAA...

Derrick,
I've used both. Currently favor the EAA setup. Super simple. Dependable. Easier to edit photos. Only problem is I need to get all my info from other entries into the EAA log. I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,852
Posted By SeanB
I think I understand which area you are...

I think I understand which area you are descibing. Believe I've heard of a few builders placing foil heat tape there to cover. Can carefully lay in some RTV on top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,425
Posted By SeanB
Which cylinders for smoke?

Hello!
I’m in the final stages of installing my Smoke System Helper system. I have a Vetterman crossover exhaust and am trying to determine which two cylinders I should install the injectors. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,420
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Pete! That's quite a bit less travel...

Thanks, Pete! That's quite a bit less travel than I expected and seems to make my setup work pretty well. Will follow your advice for adding brake fluid from the bottom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,420
Posted By SeanB
Brake Pedal Travel

Hi,
I just got my rudder cables attached to my pedals. All is in the most forward mounting location. Grove adjustable master cylinders. Pedals have a slight forward tilt when neutral compared to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,333
Posted By SeanB
Vetterman's site

just an fyi...from the Vetterman site:

Can I wrap my exhaust with automotive type of wrap material and obtain more power?
Any material on the exhaust will shorten it's life and failure will occur....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,682
Posted By SeanB
Intersting Things Seen in the Hangar

I always enjoy getting to visit someone else's hangar on occasion. Seeing their projects/planes is always great, but along the way, you may see something you didn't expect. An artifact, a jig, wall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,346
Posted By SeanB
My insurance had a separate rider for...

My insurance had a separate rider for transporting the aircraft. You'll need to call them anyway to let them know the new address for the plane.

If traffic is heavy along your route, go early in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,462
Posted By SeanB
A few more for...

A few more for ya:
http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=sblair&project=2420&category=10208&log=247893&row=1
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,999
Posted By SeanB
Pics

Just another data point: I am installing an Aero Classics 11 row P/N 8001649 (dimensionally the same as SW 10611R) and is an HE model. Fits well on the Showplanes mounts and plenum. Will also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By SeanB
Tim...thanks for the pics! This is helpful and...

Tim...thanks for the pics! This is helpful and gives me some hope. Your install and what I see of the rest of the plane looks very sharp! Appreciate it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By SeanB
Thanks Dan and Krea. I will end up doing this...

Thanks Dan and Krea. I will end up doing this correctly...whatever it involves. Bill...sending a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By SeanB
Bill, Thanks for your reply and suggestions. ...

Bill,
Thanks for your reply and suggestions. Agree about the baffling being square in the back and on the sides, until the prescribed vertical bend midway thru the #1&2 side baffles. Maybe I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By SeanB
Tim, I may have caused some confusion. My engine...

Tim,
I may have caused some confusion. My engine is a stroked IO-360, so it's now an IO-375. Same foot print as yours I believe. The bends on the sides are only in the baffling. Instructed to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By SeanB
Tim, thanks for your reply. I also elected not...

Tim, thanks for your reply. I also elected not to install those two brackets. Seems the plenum will provide more than enough support. I'll need to investigate futher, but I believe the plenum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By SeanB
RV Bits Plenum Fit

Hi. I?m getting close to the paper clip trick with trimming my RV7 baffles, so getting close. I plan to install my RV Bits carbon plenum, so I put it on the plane for a look. Love the carbon! ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By SeanB
Anyone know if the ones from RV Bits / Cleaveland...

Anyone know if the ones from RV Bits / Cleaveland self-align?
https://www.cleavelandtool.com/collections/accessories/products/intersection-fairings-for-rv6-7?variant=18378230890558
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By SeanB
FAB help

Hello everyone! I?m in the process of installing my FAB (vertical induction). I have a Precision Silver Hawk servo with a round intake hole. The mounting plate in the FAB kit is VA-131-C, with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By SeanB
Hi Ryan. Hoping to be close to flying by the end...

Hi Ryan. Hoping to be close to flying by the end of this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By SeanB
Fun at the Hangar

I'll spare you the details of installing the Filtered Air Box on my RV7 this weekend. The best part was being joined by my wife, Tracey. She is so willing to learn and help, and projects such a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By SeanB
Check the massive squadron that overflew...

Check the massive squadron that overflew Arrowhead Stadium a few years back. They used pink smoke. I recall something being mounted on the wingtips.
See Post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By SeanB
How about UHMW tape? Same as used on the flaps. ...

How about UHMW tape? Same as used on the flaps. Flyboy Accessories has the good stuff that does not "yellow".
https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Paint-Protection-Film-p/2301.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Blake. Because I will be five years of...

Thanks, Blake. Because I will be five years of long term storage soon, a reseal is called for in the bulletin. Guess this means sending it to APS for that service. Will find out how much when they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By SeanB
Okay...build on. I really appreciate all...

Okay...build on. I really appreciate all feedback. Thanks again!
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