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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By amaris
JT, you're the last, please PM me your address.

JT, you're the last, please PM me your address.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By amaris
This is great everyone is doing it! MED you're...

This is great everyone is doing it!

MED you're #4.

Room for 1 more.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By amaris
John & Larry, you're 2 & 3. Thanks for...

John & Larry, you're 2 & 3. Thanks for donating!
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,780
Posted By amaris
Just fixed it. ES ALTERNATOR BKT KIT This is...

Just fixed it.

ES ALTERNATOR BKT KIT

This is the drawing from Van's.

https://i.ibb.co/47FpZ3h/image001.png (https://ibb.co/qdDpMVT)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By amaris
FS: Free* ss mesh for naca vent

* Well not free, but for the first 5 people to donate $5+ to VAF, I'll send you a piece big enough to cut 2 round internal screens for the naca vent opening.

I was frustrated with the hardware...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,780
Posted By amaris
Thanks. Van's sells a bracket for a generic ND...

Thanks. Van's sells a bracket for a generic ND alternator. Wondering if anyone has tried that and if it works. Seems with so much talk about auto alternators, no on is talking about issues mounting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,780
Posted By amaris
Did you get any further along? After reading a...

Did you get any further along? After reading a lot of pages about this, I still don't have a clear idea if there's a bolt on option that won't require modification. I don't have a lathe and spending...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By amaris
Jeff, that's great. Assuming they are using the...

Jeff, that's great. Assuming they are using the Van's battery box? Any issues with any fitting?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By amaris
Yeah I for doubt the performance of it, but since...

Yeah I for doubt the performance of it, but since I may not use it even on the first engine start, definitely not the first flight, I don't care. Not for $32!

The measurements are spot on, 3 x 7.13...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By amaris
Apex Battery form?

I bought an Apex APX12220 ($32) to use as a placeholder/ 12v supply, etc before I buy the Odyssey P680 when I'm ready to go. It has the exact same measurements online (7.13 x 3) but it won't fit into...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-01-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By amaris
FS - Throttle Quadrant

Decided I need the space more than this, so going back to the old school way.

The throttle knobs were a little dinged up when I bought it so I ordered a new set. Blue tape on to protect the knobs...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-31-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By amaris
:( PP sitting in the box. Maybe I can return it...

:( PP sitting in the box. Maybe I can return it still and get the B&C...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-31-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By amaris
Well sure seems there are essentially 2 camps out...

Well sure seems there are essentially 2 camps out there. Dual battery or dual alternators. All of your responses and logic make me think if I only read your response, you could convince me of going...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 162,700
Posted By amaris
I've started following along. I'm also building a...

I've started following along. I'm also building a 7A slider. The speed and precision you are building with is amazing. I'm starting to suspect you have months of blog posts saved up and then you post...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-30-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By amaris
Check was sent for the tie downs last week.

Check was sent for the tie downs last week.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By amaris
Makes sense. I was looking at the B&C BU and...

Makes sense. I was looking at the B&C BU and thinking an EarthX to counter the PP and Odyssey.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By amaris
I think I'm looking for the ability if something...

I think I'm looking for the ability if something goes wrong to be able to fly 30 or 45 minutes to the next bigger airport where I have a chance to get something fixed or replaced instead of being...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By amaris
Dual Battery or Alternators?

As I'm diving into the electrical system planning, I've started seeing issues with reliability on both the Plane Power alternators (this may have been addressed since some of the threads were older)...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By amaris
I'll take it if you don't sell it.

I'll take it if you don't sell it.
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,196
Posted By amaris
+1 on the great seats from Lemke. (RV-7) Robert...

+1 on the great seats from Lemke. (RV-7) Robert was wonderful to deal with and his timeline was spot on. I got the full interior package. I just dropped them in straight out of the box to take pic, I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-19-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By amaris
PMd you about it.

PMd you about it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By amaris
FS: Manual Aileron Trim 7/9

I decided to go electric trim, so selling my manual kit. This is AIL-T79 $46 at Van's. Will sell for $25 including shipping in US.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By amaris
You guys are funny. I want to throw a tantrum...

You guys are funny. I want to throw a tantrum like a small child at the moment!
Colin, I PM'd you back. Thanks for the offer!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By amaris
Thanks, Larry. I'm at the point of needing...

Thanks, Larry. I'm at the point of needing constant hand-holding on this phase and being able to video (until we are out of quarantine) is the only way I have any chance of making this work. I will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By amaris
I think I kind of understand. I've been...

I think I kind of understand. I've been successful using a conduit bender to focus the bends in certain regions. Though yours sounds more high tech!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By amaris
Still at it...

I'm hoping to resurrect this one again. I'm still having trouble with this #!$*& slider. It's fitting better but I still have a host of problems. Anyone willing to spend 30 minutes on skype or...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-30-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,262
Posted By amaris
Dan, thanks for the follow-up! Did you form those...

Dan, thanks for the follow-up! Did you form those as one piece and then cut in half or did you build as 2 pieces from the get-go?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By amaris
BTW, I found that Van's dimensions didn't work...

BTW, I found that Van's dimensions didn't work for my install. The lateral spacing of 1 3/8" from the edge pushed the servo too far off center. I found I needed to pull it in more to get a centered...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-27-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,262
Posted By amaris
Great, thanks!

Great, thanks!
Forum: Fiberglass 03-27-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,262
Posted By amaris
Dan, beautiful work as usual. Looks like you have...

Dan, beautiful work as usual. Looks like you have a lot less inside radius on those underside fairings than I do. Were you able to screw those into the longeron and HS inboard rib rivet holes?
Thanks...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-26-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,262
Posted By amaris
Thanks, I was thinking about clickbond...

Thanks, I was thinking about clickbond too.

Bill, thanks. I've not done anything to the upper except cleco it in but have been wondering how I get that to lay flat where it's not.

Because of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-26-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,262
Posted By amaris
first fiberglass attempt - lower empennage fairings

Since I just took the Sportair Workshop for RV fiberglass, I thought I'd practice some before I get to the canopy so I made some lower fairings. This is my first attempt at making anyting on my own....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,651
Posted By amaris
I ended up fabricating my own, mainly because I...

I ended up fabricating my own, mainly because I botched the flyboy one and didn't want to spend another $35 for a piece of plastic. I used a nice 1/2" cutting board that came out of my grill side...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the suggestions. I was surprised at...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was surprised at how easy the hole duplicator worked. I thought for sure it would cause misalignment from being lifted, but each hole worked and then I was done!
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By amaris
Well yes, but I can?t get in there to back drill....

Well yes, but I can?t get in there to back drill. Seems I need the VS in place to keep things in alignment. No?
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By amaris
Empennage fairing drilling??

Thanks to the incredibly detailed Van's instructions "see drawing 44 for the empennage fairing installation details", I'm wondering how I match drill the fairing attachment since I have the dark gray...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By amaris
My tech counselor said it doesn't matter if room...

My tech counselor said it doesn't matter if room is tight (like mine). There's no reason to do it now.
I'm fitting the tail now only because I'm taking a break from the canopy. Once done I'll store...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By amaris
To follow up: 1st off, my rear spar wasn't...

To follow up:

1st off, my rear spar wasn't straight which caused my misalignment issues. Not sure why I dind't think to check that in the first place! A straightedge held from top to bottom had the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By amaris
That feels like I?m adding preload to the rear...

That feels like I?m adding preload to the rear spar. I?ve emailed vans to see what they think.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By amaris
Still not working...

I've checked everything, the fuselage is level in both directions. When I get the fishing line centered in the holes on the vert stab, I have to lean it back to the point there's a gap of .067 at the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By amaris
Larry, thanks for always giving me encouragement....

Larry, thanks for always giving me encouragement. I've got someone flying up next week to help with the canopy, so hopefully, I can make a little headway with this too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By amaris
I've had to stop for the day. I can't seem to get...

I've had to stop for the day. I can't seem to get the line centered and also touching the back of the rear bulkhead. It needs to tilt rearward and when I do, the gap at the top by the longeron where...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By amaris
thanks for the input. I'll look at the shim...

thanks for the input. I'll look at the shim option too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By amaris
Vertical Stab position

I'm placing the VS on the fuselage. With using a straight edge to check the hinge alignment, it still seems you can have those in alignment but have too much lean forward or aft. Is there a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,316
Posted By amaris
This thread is a bit old, but I had a cosmetic...

This thread is a bit old, but I had a cosmetic issue on the quadrant that I wanted to get replace the handles. Dayton handled it quickly for me. Great customer service on a nice product!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By amaris
I'm still fighting the frame and haven't started...

I'm still fighting the frame and haven't started the canopy yet.

Both rear sides by the pins are currently sitting outboard. One side is 1/8", one 1/16. One side obviously clears slightly better...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By amaris
Turtle deck slider clearance

I've been having a heck of a time getting the sliding canopy right. I've got it so that if the side rail frame is just outboard by 1/16" I can clear the skin. If I have it flush with the fuselage or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By amaris
You'll have a few more. There's probably not an...

You'll have a few more. There's probably not an RV out there that doesn't have some oops rivets or next size up.

Before going up to the next size, make sure you have proper edge clearance before...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By amaris
While this is old, I thought I'd explain how I...

While this is old, I thought I'd explain how I did it for future readers.

After clecoing everything in place other than the center rib that still needed drilling, I verified all fit correctly. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-04-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,536
Posted By amaris
I'm in this mode at the moment. Spent a few hours...

I'm in this mode at the moment. Spent a few hours finding the best combo of washers on the WD-633, torqued it down and had no resistance to falling under its own weight. Added the WD-611 & 612 &...
Forum: California 01-27-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By amaris
Socal slider

I've been fighting the slider on my 7A the last week! I can confirm this has been the worst part of the build.

While everyone has been wonderful offering advice over email and Larry (wirejock)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the help, guys. This is why this site...

Thanks for the help, guys. This is why this site is so amazing! I'm making slow progress, but progress nonetheless. My buddy is going to help me on Sunday. He's got 50lbs on me so his weight will be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By amaris
Hi Larry, Thanks, I'll text you tomorrow to see...

Hi Larry,
Thanks, I'll text you tomorrow to see when it's okay.
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By amaris
Slider Help...

Well, I've hit the canopy phase and I have to say, I'm kind of lost my way. I've read the plans a few times, I've looked at as many build sites as I can. I think I need some additional help....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By amaris
QB Fuse sub-panel part?

My QB had a U channel spanning the forward fuselage and temp riveted to the F-902 bulkhead. I can't find this on any drawing and other people's build sites don't have it installed. Is this just a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the pics. Congrats on getting a step...

Thanks for the pics. Congrats on getting a step forward!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the reply. After some fresh eyes, a...

Thanks for the reply. After some fresh eyes, a little less forward tilt, they worked out great.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By amaris
Master cylinder drilling

I've been staring at this too long and not sure if I'm setting this up correctly.

I used 3/4 angle on the bottoms to line up all the pedals. I wanted my pedals a bit forward from vertical so I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By amaris
It's just a question of how much aluminum do I...

It's just a question of how much aluminum do I feel confident having in the engine compartment. Maybe going SS is overkill and as Tom points out if the aluminum AN fittings melt because of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By amaris
Will you tell us why you'd use aluminum?

Will you tell us why you'd use aluminum?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By amaris
I did look at the JIC but they were essentially...

I did look at the JIC but they were essentially the same price as the AN versions. All look to be about $35-45 regardless.
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