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Forum: Reviews 09-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
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, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
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, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By SeanB
Which cylinders for smoke?

Hello!
Iím 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, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
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, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 749
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,729
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
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, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
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, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
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, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By SeanB
Okay...build on. I really appreciate all...

Okay...build on. I really appreciate all feedback. Thanks again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By SeanB
Kyle...I posted a link to the pic in my first...

Kyle...I posted a link to the pic in my first post. The area of concern is aft portion of pink cowl, near the ring gear. I need to tidy things up to get symmetry still, but wonder if folks trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By SeanB
Thanks David. I've already spent a great deal of...

Thanks David. I've already spent a great deal of time getting the spinner face sorted. Pretty close to finished there. Just curious if the ring gear could make contact with the cowl. Is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By SeanB
Cowl Trimming

Hello...hope all are well.

I'm continuing to trim and reshape the front of my engine cowl. Is it a good idea or necessary to trim away the fiberglass portion that is in the area of the ring gear? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By SeanB
Thanks guys! I appreciate all help and...

Thanks guys! I appreciate all help and information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By SeanB
PCU5000-X Prop Control

Because I am such a slow builder, the PCU5000-X I purchased in a previous group buy 9/2015 is getting closer to the long-term storage deadline as published (5 years). I'm ready to install it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By SeanB
These are very nice: ...

These are very nice: https://planearound.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fgopro-seriesvirb-xxeultra30-tie-downwingtip-bundle
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By SeanB
Slider or Tip-Up canopy?

Slider or Tip-Up canopy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By SeanB
I was told one or the other. UV or tint. So my...

I was told one or the other. UV or tint. So my understanding is tint does not offer UV protection.

Airplane Plastics makes the canopies. Nice folks. They can answer all questions: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By SeanB
pics

I believe the darker tint is part number 2514. Van's can verify. I have the darker tint and have not flown with it yet. I can't imagine it being a real problem with night flight. The darkness of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By SeanB
I?m working with these right now as well. The oil...

I?m working with these right now as well. The oil door kit has two miniature Skybolts. I estimate they are 1/3 the size of the regular ones for the cowl. Work the same way. They do not include a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,443
Posted By SeanB
Kit Received

Just received my kit. These are somewhat larger than I expected. Cover plate is 7? across. Mounting plate is 8? across, with 1? width. Should be enough of an opening to access these areas pretty...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By SeanB
I placed a piece of clear packing tape as a...

I placed a piece of clear packing tape as a backstop behind the gap. Mixed up flox/epoxy with pigment and made a nice filet. No spacers or washers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,381
Posted By SeanB
Flew the mentioned RV8 last night on X-Plane 11....

Flew the mentioned RV8 last night on X-Plane 11. Super detailed. I'm in the process of building a 7, so this at least gets me the emp and wings of my plane....

I really enjoyed flying this at OSH...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,443
Posted By SeanB
I'm wondering if these can be located more aft of...

I'm wondering if these can be located more aft of the firewall than what the plans indicate. I have a 7 tipper and am considering the benefits of these on the curved section, but a little more aft...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,473
Posted By SeanB
KFLY

Vlad,
You are always welcome to vist us at KFLY. Quite a few RVs here. We could familiarize you with Stanahan's! We get it from Denver.
https://www.stranahans.com/whiskey/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By SeanB
Andy, one more...

Andy, one more idea:
https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/spark-plug-lead-baffle-seal
This gentleman is a mega poster on this site. Steve Melton. 3D printed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,156
Posted By SeanB
Saville, that could work for you. What I...

Saville, that could work for you.

What I did:
Went to local hardware store and got about 10 feet of multistrand power cord, then crimped large aligator clips with boots on one end, lugs on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,156
Posted By SeanB
Radio Dan

I've owned the Samlex SEC-1235M for several years upon the recommendation of friends. It's been great for all the reasons you are contemplating.

https://radiodan.com/misc/samlex1223.htm

Pictured...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
ECI Tapered Cylinder 4

Confirming Cylinder 4 template produced a nice part. No fit issues, wraps nicely on tapered cylinder. It seems to me the double bend (like #3) that was indicated years ago, and no longer indicated...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
Installed cylinder 1 baffle using latest...

Installed cylinder 1 baffle using latest template. All is well! Moving on to number 3.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,984
Posted By SeanB
Thanks, Ross. Sent a PM.

Thanks, Ross. Sent a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By SeanB
Heard back from Aerosport and Hartzell re: IO-375

I am not speaking for Aerosport Power and/or Hartzell Propeller, so please investigate the following for yourself. This is only my understanding.

Hartzell, in combination with Aerosport Power,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,984
Posted By SeanB
Hi Ross, I may be interested in a set of these...

Hi Ross,
I may be interested in a set of these beautiful covers for my Aerosport IO-375. Has ECI tapered cylinders. Are your covers the same size, including flange, as the stock ones? I would...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
Not yet, Russ. I'll look at it more and let you...

Not yet, Russ. I'll look at it more and let you know. That extra bend may not be necessary with the surrounding parts in play.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
Reporting Back

Hey everyone,
I had a chance to work with the latest baffle templates last night, then went ahead and started with Cylinder 2:
https://postimg.cc/xX7DyyrS

Made the cut near the relief holes of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
Another question please

Hi Russ,
On post 47,Randy describes and shows a double bend on cylinder 4, much like 3. The recent plans only show this double bend on 3. Did something change? I believe there is another post by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
Russ, thanks for your contributions and help on...

Russ, thanks for your contributions and help on this, too.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
Almost...

I looked at the revised drawings once again. I believe #1 is still backward (it did not get changed). If you build it the way it's printed, the taper is not in the correct orientation. #2 and #3...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
Bill, Thanks for producing these and making...

Bill, Thanks for producing these and making subsequent corrections. Just looking at the latest appears correct. I am in the process of making these again and will reference your latest drawings to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,199
Posted By SeanB
ECI Tapered Cylinder Baffle Drawings not correct

I appreciate the templates produced for this solution....but...it seems several are backward.
here: http://www.prettybits.com/files/Tape...nental-ECi.pdf
Was very careful following directions. #3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By SeanB
I have a call into Tech Support at Hartzell...

I have a call into Tech Support at Hartzell asking about:

IO-375, low compression, ECI Tapered Nickel Cylinders

being paired with

Compact hub Constant-speed prop for (I)O-360 (180/200hp)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By SeanB
I had a similar information exchange as Dan,...

I had a similar information exchange as Dan, except with Hartzell. Spoke to a technical rep there over the phone 6-8 months ago. He acknowledged they hadn't published that engine/prop combo, but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 1,122,085
Posted By SeanB
Latest

Getting there...

https://i.postimg.cc/SRNQ2ty2/plane.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By SeanB
Ryan....check PMs.

Ryan....check PMs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,130
Posted By SeanB
Just saw most of this has been covered. Thanks.

Just saw most of this has been covered. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,130
Posted By SeanB
Torque values

What is the proper torque value for a jam nut? Same as if that hardware is used in other application? Or is ?snug? about right? Rod bearings with a spar web (elevator) and without (push tubes) are...
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