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by timotb
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Machine screw drives
Replies: 6
Views: 4556

Re: Machine screw drives

looks like Albany and Micro are the way to go......Have to use T10, T15, T20 not just one drive.

Thanks again.
by timotb
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Machine screw drives
Replies: 6
Views: 4556

Re: Machine screw drives

Thanks Mike...

I found the same results looking around ......no one vendor has it all. Do you think Torx is better than square (Robertson) drive. I hope to use one drive tool for all screws
by timotb
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Machine screw drives
Replies: 6
Views: 4556

Machine screw drives

Vans supplied lots of Phillips head machine screws for the short 1/2", 8-32 and 6-32 used commonly on my RV7. Phillips, in my opinion, is a poor drive choice because you have to be so careful not to cam-out and damage the screw drive when using a power tool. Same thing for Allen/Hex drive heads...
by timotb
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Improving Cabin Heat
Replies: 2
Views: 3187

Improving Cabin Heat

I'm using an IO-360-M1B on my seven with a single heater can off the number 1 cylinder (forward right cylinder) as supplied by Vans. Not enough heat temperature and flow. Inside the can, the exhaust is wrapped with 15' copper #8 gauge wire in hopes of capturing more radiant heat. Doesn't work so wel...
by timotb
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Wheel/ Brake drags intermittently.
Replies: 9
Views: 5204

Thanks for all the input. I'm going to try the springs.
by timotb
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Wheel/ Brake drags intermittently.
Replies: 9
Views: 5204

I built them according to the drawings. Don't remember seeing any springs in the plans, so no. I need to add them. Looks like regular hardware bought material, trial and error installation, no retrofit kits? Where did you get the springs and collars? Attachment hardware looks like standard AN3 bolts...
by timotb
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Wheel/ Brake drags intermittently.
Replies: 9
Views: 5204

I appreciate it. That is a real possibility.
by timotb
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Wheel/ Brake drags intermittently.
Replies: 9
Views: 5204

Wheel/ Brake drags intermittently.

This is a case of a newer (90 hrs air frame) RV7a with a left wheel or brake that intermittently drags/ binds. Have to use excessive power to taxi off the runway after one takeoff. This has happened more than once. Park the aircraft and wait 5-10 minutes then the problem is gone. You can push or pul...
by timotb
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Wingtip landing lights?
Replies: 22
Views: 18231

I'm not skilled at using relays. How and where would you place the relays? I would love to suggest something to the VP person. Hmmmm... well this would be better if Marc Ausman were here to discuss his product personally. I haven't shelled out the loot for my VP-X yet but plan on doing it soon. Whe...
by timotb
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Wingtip landing lights?
Replies: 22
Views: 18231

I'm not skilled at using relays. How and where would you place the relays? I would love to suggest something to the VP person.
by timotb
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Wingtip landing lights?
Replies: 22
Views: 18231

Vertical Power VPX cant power up four MR16 bulbs

I am using the Vans duel bulb 75 watt MR16 Halogen in each tip for my RV7. The problem is the Vertical Power VPX cant power up 4 bulbs at once coming from two circuits without faulting. It can do two bulbs, one per circuit. I'm disappointed with Vertical Power because of this limitation.
by timotb
Mon May 06, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Bill of Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 4863

Is a Bill of Sale really needed?

When is the bill of sale needed? ....just for registration? If a kit RV7 is already registered and you have an N number, I don't think you need a bill of sale anymore unless you sell it again at which time you create a new BOS.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
by timotb
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Wingtip landing lights?
Replies: 22
Views: 18231

I looked at what duckworks sells. I like the idea of small powerful LED in the tips. Was disappointed with the mounting method. Sounds like you super glue a cylinder housing in place, check your aim then fiberglass it down permanent. Not much room for later adjustments. I'm moving back to my orignal...
by timotb
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Wingtip landing lights?
Replies: 22
Views: 18231

I looked at what duckworks sells. I like the idea of small powerful LED in the tips. Was disappointed with the mounting method. Sounds like you super glue a cylinder housing in place, check your aim then fiberglass it down permanent. Not much room for later adjustments. I'm moving back to my orignal...
by timotb
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Wingtip landing lights?
Replies: 22
Views: 18231

landing light

. http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l40/Hydroguy2/RV7build/RV-7build1107.jpg I'm struggling with wing tip landing lights at the moment for my RV7. Wont do leading edge lights. I like the way this guy above did his. Also see: http://www.704ch.com/2010/04/wing-tip-lights.html I Want to use 2" LED...
by timotb
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Canopy Fairing for tipper
Replies: 2
Views: 3764

Canopy Fairing for tipper

Anyone know if there are any after market canopy fairings for the forward transition on an RV7 tip up? I found this one for the slidder>>> http://www.docstoc.com/docs/91048710/RV7-a-and-RV9-a-FAIRING-(PDF) I'm kicking around the idea of manufacturing more than one if there is a demand. A fairing sho...
by timotb
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Avionics access upper skin F771
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

I think you may be right about the structural issue, Besides the more I look at this, it would be difficult to attach the left and right sides using camloc fasteners.
by timotb
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Avionics access upper skin F771
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

camloc fasteners

To rephrase: Has anyone used camloc fasteners (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ha/ ... amloc.html)
to attach the entire F771 skin? How did it turn out?
by timotb
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Avionics access upper skin F771
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

Avionics access upper skin F771

Anyone have a good reference to securing the upper skin F771 just aft of the fire wall on a 7a tip up for easy access to avionics? Two ports on top will likely be too small to reach the outboard sides. I'm thinking about 1/4 turn lock screws to attach the entire skin. Ideas?
by timotb
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Need more Wire holes through wing spar
Replies: 6
Views: 4483

Pittsbuilder wrote:Why do you need to have the wires run through the spar? Can't you just run them all the way to the tip aft of the spar,:o


This is a possibility. Wires will be exposed this way. I dont like the wing spar gusset idea either.

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