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Build Diary 2006

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Wings on about to roll out of the
hanger for first engine start.

Roberts RV6, we stop for fuel on
the way to the RV fly-in at Colmar.

The way to fit split pins properly -
Aviation Standards!!

Fitting a Superior IO-360 Engine to the RV7.
If you are fitting a Superior IO-360 with constant speed prop to your RV7 the following should help you get the correct FWF parts, some of the following will apply to the carb model also.

Click on the area of the engine fitment you are working on. I have 133 baffles pictures, 192 firewall forward and 123 of the engine! You should find the area you are looking for!!

The Precision fuel injection servo, the fuel mixture control hangs down. However there is a servo available with the control pointing up - for Vans aircraft!!
The incorrect control bracket came with my FWF kit, there are three different types available.
Don't know what alternator belt size you need?
Fitting the C/S unit.

Test Flight with Bob Cole at the controls
First Test flight of G-OVII my RV7 carried out by Bob Cole at Thruxton on 18th November 2006.

Here I am having just completed the first engine run.

Handy Links

Links to external sites open a new browser.
The Popular Flying Association (PFA)
Vans Aircraft
Flyer Magazine

Links to support sites.
RV UK Squadron
Advanced Flight Systems Support
Dynon Support
Garmin Aviation Updates
Precision Technical Publications

Supplier sites/links (opens new window).
Cambrai Aircarft Covers
Clasic Aero Design
Air Gizmos

Fitting the CHT & EGT probes to the superior engine for the Advanced AF2500 Engine Monitor.
Fitting the manifold pressure connections.!
Fitting the oil cooler pipes - See baffle section below for oil cooler mounting.
Fitting the cabin heat muff to the exhaust system..
Building and fitting the FAB to the precision injection servo..
There are two positions on the Superior engine to fit the oil pressure restrictor.
Fitting the B&C backup alternator in place of vacume pump.
Building the Baffles with the Vans Baffle Kit
I have 133 pictures of building and fitting the Baffles to the Superior engine with oil cooler on baffles, so I have split them into the three sections below. Building and fitting the Vans baffle kit to the Superior engine.
Fitting the oil cooler to the rear baffle.
The painted and completed baffles, with oil cooler fitted.
Here are some general pictures of the Superior engine.