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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By Karetaker
Carb Heat and Fuel Line Holes

Howdy Everyone. My plan is to use the YIO360-A1B6 engine and a Hartzell CS prop from Vans in my -7. Is the as drawn location for the cabin heat hole in the firewall, drawing 19, a good location or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,348
Posted By Karetaker
There are also the Zip Tip III Winglets shown...

There are also the Zip Tip III Winglets shown here.

https://www.aveoengineering.com/ziptips-premiere-2/
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Karetaker
I have not done any fiberglass work either. There...

I have not done any fiberglass work either. There must be alternatives but I have not looked into yet. When the time comes, I'll document whatever it is I end up doing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Karetaker
Now that I am caught up, the videos are posted...

Now that I am caught up, the videos are posted almost real time. The Video posted today, (8/4/2020) will be about riveting the wing bottom skins. The footage is from last week.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. Thanks Keith! Wow, a nice...

Howdy everyone. Thanks Keith! Wow, a nice recommendation for sure. I hope others fine my videos useful as you have. Thanks for the kind words; much obliged!

I am as close as an email away, so feel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-03-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy. The RV-7 plans start you out by telling...

Howdy. The RV-7 plans start you out by telling you everything you need to know; as shown in your drawing above...all parts depicted, "break edges", drill sizes, order of procedure or assembly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By Karetaker
I agree with Kay to drill the holes in case you...

I agree with Kay to drill the holes in case you change your mind later in life. I drill out all optional holes...step option, electric trim option, extra wing spar hope option for wires, etc. Makes...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By Karetaker
Camera angle and lighting. I can look across my...

Camera angle and lighting. I can look across my wings in the cradle and they look wavy, (my opinion) but look at them from a different angle and they look glass smooth. (My opiinion)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Karetaker
Also keep in mind that the fuselage tappers...

Also keep in mind that the fuselage tappers inward on the sides at the front, so the large, pre-machined holes in the blocks are at an angle as well. The blocks need to be oriented in the proper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Jim; email sent.

Howdy Jim; email sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Karetaker
If the -7 wing tips will fit, I have a set of new...

If the -7 wing tips will fit, I have a set of new -7 tips with FLYLEDS "The Works" light kit installed. Sale would include all wire harnesses, tail strobe, etc. Email me directly for pictures.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-01-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By Karetaker
If I may... As mentioned before, the wondering...

If I may...

As mentioned before, the wondering of the countersink is due to the material being thin and the cutter enlarging the hole . The guide nub on the countersink then wonders around in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Ryan; happy the videos are helpful!

Thanks Ryan; happy the videos are helpful!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. Here is a link to a video that...

Howdy everyone. Here is a link to a video that may help; I used nutplates. There are multiple videos in this series explaining my process.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r-JvSmwcuMg
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks. I didn't think about avionics chassis...

Thanks. I didn't think about avionics chassis needing return paths through airframe.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Karetaker
NOT Grounding Airframe

Howdy everyone. I plan to run all electrical returns back to a home location and not have any local returns. (grounds) Should this single point of return also be isolated from the airframe?

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy everyone. This may be useful to someone; a...

Howdy everyone. This may be useful to someone; a link to my work so far on my heated pitot installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6d73WsSo2M

There is another video demonstrating how the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Karetaker
Thank you Steve!

Thank you Steve!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Karetaker
Aveo Zip Tip Assistance

Howdy everyone. I Have the Aveo ZT3 tips for my -7. I am getting ready to install these tips to the wings. In the nose area of the tip, along the edge where it will attach to the wings, there is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Karetaker
Fit Unfinished Wings to Fuselage?

Curious if it is acceptable to fit my unfinished wings, ( top skins, leading edge and fuel tanks all rivited/ screwed In place) to the fuselage or should I finish the internal wires, autopilot servo,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Karetaker
Copy. Thank you all!

Copy. Thank you all!
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks. Twisted pair or shielded?

Thanks. Twisted pair or shielded?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Karetaker
My blade type pitot was an eBay purchase with no...

My blade type pitot was an eBay purchase with no documentation. It was beat up and did not heat. Now it has new heaters as described above but I am not sure how to wire them. There must be others...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Karetaker
Pitot Heat Wiring and AWG

Howdy everyone. I have a blade type heated pitot with 2 new cartridge heaters installed. Both are 14v heaters; one is 100W and the other is 70W. Each have two conductors that have no ID marks on...
Forum: Autopilots 06-10-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks guys. I emailed GRT to see if I can still...

Thanks guys. I emailed GRT to see if I can still get the show discount on the servo but have not received a reply. So I looked around and see ACS has the servo for $20.00 less than the advertised...
Forum: Autopilots 06-10-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Karetaker
GRT Servo Harness

Howdy everyone. I am getting ready to buy my roll autopilot servo and found that Aircraft Spruce sells a wiring harness.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/11-11766.php

I can't tell...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Karetaker
It's a -7, pictures would be cool:...

It's a -7, pictures would be cool: thanks.

karetakeraero@ gmail.com
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Karetaker
Firewall Hole Cabin Heat.

Howdy everyone. RV7 drawing 19 shows the location for the cabin heat inlet hope in the firewall. I know there isn't much room to move it around as it needs to be within the cabin cover on the other...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By Karetaker
Howdy Rudy. Take a look at my longeron bending...

Howdy Rudy. Take a look at my longeron bending video; link below. The longeron segment begins at about the 2:00 min. mark. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By Karetaker
JPM757...PM sent. (Wing tip Question)

JPM757...PM sent. (Wing tip Question)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Karetaker
Dave, below are two links to my RV 7 Rudder...

Dave, below are two links to my RV 7 Rudder build/install videos. Also be advised that the two end blocks that mount the rudder tubes to the sides of the fuselage have angled holes pre-drilled to fit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Karetaker
I've had the firewall sides clekoed and would...

I've had the firewall sides clekoed and would really like to get the hinges installed. I have a better understanding on how to do that now. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Karetaker
Hinges on -7 Cowl

Howdy Everyone. I will be installing hinges to mount the cowl on my -7. The instructions seem a little vague on the installation...mostly length and position. I want to focus on the two side hinges...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Karetaker
I believe I will try to do the same. My shop is...

I believe I will try to do the same. My shop is nice, clean and at home. I believe I might be able to do one wing at a time in the shop; no problem doing both in the garage if I choose. (But our cars...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks guys. Still have a lot to do prior to...

Thanks guys. Still have a lot to do prior to getting to the wings so I have time to plan.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By Karetaker
Fit Wings Now, Then Remove?

Howdy everyone. Planning ahead, I see the instructions have me fit/drill the wings to the fuselage. I am curious if I may fit the wings then remove them again to save space, or should I build as much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Karetaker
I personally prefer to use thin washers because I...

I personally prefer to use thin washers because I would rather have the bolt head turn against the washer than against the aluminum plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Karetaker
Lee, I have been using a DJI Osmo Pocket for my...

Lee, I have been using a DJI Osmo Pocket for my videos. It is a gimble type camera with a built in time lapse function and up to 4K 60 FPS recording.

Going from memory, the camera allows you to set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Karetaker
Thank you Maxrate! Vern, I'll PM you a good email...

Thank you Maxrate! Vern, I'll PM you a good email to send the pics, if you please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Karetaker
Not to hijack this thread, but I as well have the...

Not to hijack this thread, but I as well have the Almost -14 mod and would like to do the install while I build my -7. I am working on the fuselage; the F705 bulkhead is complete, but I have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By Karetaker
Hello Phil. This past November was the two year...

Hello Phil. This past November was the two year mark in my -7 build. I received my finish kit just before Christmas. I absolutely love the build process! Welcome to the crew and I hope the best for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Karetaker
The "winglet" terminology is what Aveo put on...

The "winglet" terminology is what Aveo put on these new tips. I was told, going forward, all new Zip Tips will be of this "winglet" design.

As for performance "improvements"; no clue. My guess is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Karetaker
For those curious, the ZTIII cost $3000.. plus...

For those curious, the ZTIII cost $3000.. plus shipping. (figure another +/- $200.00)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks for the heads up Darwin. I would like to...

Thanks for the heads up Darwin. I would like to power up my lights; not necessarily at full power, just to ,make sure they light.

Damien, Glad you have the connectors. When you get around to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Karetaker
Hello Damien. Yes, I received two connectors with...

Hello Damien. Yes, I received two connectors with my new ZTIII tips. They connect directly with the existing plug inside the wing. They are pre-wired and have about 8" of wire on them. They are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,327
Posted By Karetaker
Awesome! Building a-7 myself. You need the best...

Awesome! Building a-7 myself. You need the best support staff you can get...wife is most important. They sign on to a very long, expensive, sometimes frustrating commitment. My girl is in the shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Karetaker
I had a short clip of just the inside of the...

I had a short clip of just the inside of the light module that somehow got deleted. I did mention in that clip about the light adjustment. I also mentioned it in the comment section of the current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Posted By Karetaker
Aveo Engineering Zip Tip III Arrived

Howdy everyone. I received my new Zip Tip III wing Tips a couple days ago and made a video showcasing these brand new tips. Mine were one of the first, if the not first, to arrive in the states with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Karetaker
Fuselage Final Assembly

Howdy everyone. I have my -7 fuselage upside down as per the instructions while I finish up the last few pages prior to disassembly for the usual de-burring, edge finish, dimpling, etc. Has anyone...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Karetaker
No sir, thanks. It helps to take a break, have...

No sir, thanks. It helps to take a break, have some chow and then re-read the written instructions. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Karetaker
"In aircraft construction, a stringer is a thin...

"In aircraft construction, a stringer is a thin strip of material to which the skin of the aircraft is fastened. In the fuselage, stringers are attached to formers (also called frames) and run in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Karetaker
-7 Fuselage Stringer Placement

Hello crew. Looking at how the lower stringers on the -7 lower fuselage interact with the F-779 Tail Bottom Skin. Do the stringers fit between the side skins and the -779 skin or do they only lay...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Karetaker
If anyone cares; a video...skip to 14:08. I say...

If anyone cares; a video...skip to 14:08. I say something about RTV, I meant fuel tank sealant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiEsFIBlNLg&list=PLRJi6Zhisj8UUfyKmBM6VSf-dL3aQUSTl&index=21&t=0s
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Karetaker
Going from memory here as I do not have the...

Going from memory here as I do not have the written instructions in front of me; I believe Vans recommends not installing that rubber gasket for electrical continuity reasons. They recommend tank...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Dan. I need something to test both my...

Thanks Dan. I need something to test both my Continental A65 and my some-day-to-come Lycoming. I think I have a handle on it now.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Karetaker
Engine cylinders. Thanks.

Engine cylinders. Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Karetaker
Differential Pressure Test Kit

I would like to purchase a test kit; any suggestions on brand, place to purchase, etc.?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,166
Posted By Karetaker
Copy. Thank you.

Copy. Thank you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,166
Posted By Karetaker
Forgive me; are you guys talking about the engine...

Forgive me; are you guys talking about the engine mount/gear mount for the -7A? Or is there a back log at Vans for all -7 engine mounts? I am getting ready to order my -7 finish kit in a week or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-26-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By Karetaker
-7 Firewall Holes/Parts

Hello crew. I am starting my -7 firewall and am curious if the current mindset is to wait until later in the build to drill holes in it for the various cables, hoses, lines, etc.? How about the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By Karetaker
Thanks Tom. I confess, that bench build took some...

Thanks Tom. I confess, that bench build took some time, but had I built it to the original plans, it would have taken 1/2 the time. Lots of good advice here, I am sure you can build something nice...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By Karetaker
Another consideration would be to build a...

Another consideration would be to build a bench/cabinet instead of a table. By this I mean something with a combination of drawers, doors and shelves. I found free plans on line and customized them...
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