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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!!

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.

Fitting Andair Fuel Cock to the RV7 (side by side).

The Andair fuel cock replaces the original one supplied in the kit, although the Andair replacement is available from the Vans accessory catalogue.

I am using the Andair ######. This model comes with the fuel IN (from tanks) at 45 degree angle - in relation to the tap position. This avoids any modification to the fuel cock cover as originally supplied by Vans.
This model of tap has the fuel connections pointing down. This avoids the use of costly angle connectors - and complexity!
NOTE: The cock fitted has a male fuel out, I changed to a female out as this worked better with the high pressure fuel pump. You could use this one for non injection.
I am using the original fuel cock hardware. I have centered the tap and drilled the large center hole.
Nut plates fitted to fuel cock. I am using this one with the Precission FP - it has a female OUT position to fit the T connector..


Fitted to fuse.