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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some people find this helpful....

Some people find this helpful.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/sliding-canopy-installation/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Greg may have additional info, but the primary...

Greg may have additional info, but the primary motivation for designing the optional handle was to provide additional leg clearance for bigger/taller sized pilots.

Replacing the "t" handle with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An even more likely cause is that the wrong...

An even more likely cause is that the wrong static ports were used.
Are you the original builder?
Do you know what static ports are installed (Van's, aftermarket)?
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am none of those people and I haven't done a...

I am none of those people and I haven't done a show planes canopy installation, I am familiar with what the canopy does once it has been cut.

When the rear portion that will not be used is removed...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Typically the retorque requirement for a...

Typically the retorque requirement for a propeller is because it is made of a dimensionally unstable material (wood). It will seasonally change in dimension because of temp./humidity changes, etc. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-19-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the baggage area was empty in the above...

If the baggage area was empty in the above example, for most RV-6's or 7's you would still be well fwd of the aft C.G. limit.

With 100 lbs in the baggage compartment and a lot of the fuel burned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By rvbuilder2002
1" wide putty knife Round the corners very...

1" wide putty knife

Round the corners very slightly so they wont gouge the aluminum.

Sharpen the end slightly using a disk sander.

Tap it under the cover and then around the perimeter using a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is correct. Did you possibly pull it out...

This is correct.

Did you possibly pull it out quite aways (beyond 2.5 inches or so) at some point?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,933
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, as mentioned, it is probably the hot melt...

No, as mentioned, it is probably the hot melt glue that is applied to the fuses to stabilize them against vibration.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,933
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It was an attempt to plan ahead for potential...

It was an attempt to plan ahead for potential future enhancement.

There was originally consideration to having a face plate that would have back lighted placarding text for each of the switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you do a bit of research you will find that...

If you do a bit of research you will find that they both made an attempt to do exactly that (the now defunct Cessna Skycatcher had the updated Continental engine)

In both cases, they fell far short...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Congrats Vic One clarification on your...

Congrats Vic

One clarification on your "required" comment.

There is no requirement from the FAA that someone have factory training to work on a Rotax 912 engine. To meet the FAA's requirements an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,933
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sorry John I never saw this post or I would have...

Sorry John
I never saw this post or I would have replied.
The correct Van's part # for the fuse is ES-191.

The ES-190 is a fuse socket/holder that late in the design process was deleted because it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The .007 deeper is for a very specific reason...

The .007 deeper is for a very specific reason based on testing.

I have serious concerns about double that amount.

I have written extensively here in the forums, in the past, why the .007 dimension...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A little research shows that this is not...

A little research shows that this is not correct.

Here is published specifications for the RV-6 from 1997 dredged up using the wayback...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You are right. That is why there are details in...

You are right.
That is why there are details in Section 5 of the construction manual giving some tips and suggestions on how to do the countersinking on the AEX wedge.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,401
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I would counter that by asking if you have priced...

I would counter that by asking if you have priced sheets of aircraft aluminum lately?

I think if you compare what you can buy a single 4X8 sheet of 2024-T3 aluminum from Aircraft Spruce for, to the...
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some ELT's are power during flight (ACK as an...

Some ELT's are power during flight (ACK as an example).

I think all GPS receivers are powered during flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I didn't check, but my guess is that this is the...

I didn't check, but my guess is that this is the case.

Is the OP perhaps asking for info about a kit they are considering purchasing?

If so, they should get that info from the current (hopefully...
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the ELT gets activated, it will transmit the...

If the ELT gets activated, it will transmit the last GPS position that it was issued.
If I understand correctly, the +12V connection that some ELT's have is part of that system (buffering the GPS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sounds like everything is back to normal. Then...

Sounds like everything is back to normal.
Then why continue to remove the fuel pump fuse during every engine start? That just adds risk of failing the fuse sockets on the AV-50001.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually you can. I have done it. As already...

Actually you can. I have done it.

As already mentioned, you have to make an adapter plate that mounts in place of the gov., and has a port built into it to connect a hose routed from the output of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If this is because of repeated instances of the...

If this is because of repeated instances of the fuse blowing, then there is an underlying problem that has not been resolved. This is totally unnecessary on an RV-12 that has a good battery and...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By rvbuilder2002
406 Mh ELTs have had confirmed (moving) locates...

406 Mh ELTs have had confirmed (moving) locates while traveling cross country in a UPS or Fedx truck with no antenna connected at all......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The fuel pump fuse can blow on its own if the...

The fuel pump fuse can blow on its own if the battery voltage is quite low and a start is attempted (there are numerous instances mentioned here in the forum and I have seen it happen once my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,638
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Both are common misconceptions but both are...

Both are common misconceptions but both are untrue.

The published gross weights for all the RV models are the weights used to do all of the structural load calculations, design engineering, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You shouldn't drill through any of the shank...

You shouldn't drill through any of the shank portion of the rivet with a net diam drill bit......

If you read the process in Section 5 of the manual it is very specific and not just simply "drilling...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Section 5 in the construction manual has a lot of...

Section 5 in the construction manual has a lot of details regarding Van's standards for machine countersinking.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The non-stainless steel ones are gold cadmium...

The non-stainless steel ones are gold cadmium plated steel, so they can rust after a while.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,736
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The prototype RV-14 (tail dragger) has an...

The prototype RV-14 (tail dragger) has an IO-360A1D6, so there are options other than the IO390 as long as they are an angle valve variant and have a fwd mounted prop governor.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The T-00006 is far to thick to dimple...

The T-00006 is far to thick to dimple countersink.
The only screw holes that get dimple countersunk are the ones on the T-1005B called out on 18-04. The other screw holes in the T-1005B but common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I probably should have been more clear..... I...

I probably should have been more clear.....
I don't advocate flying an entire approach with the airplane out of trim when it could be.

Some people use trim even as they are slowing the airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is for many RV's, but it depends on a...

There is for many RV's, but it depends on a number of factors.

One of the biggest is how the trim tab travel is rigged.

It is fairly common for people to rig the tab travel for an equal amount up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If they did, it would not have been possible for...

If they did, it would not have been possible for Rotax to approve the the use of leaded (100LL) fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yup Like I said already, even a lot of the FAA...

Yup
Like I said already, even a lot of the FAA personnel are......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, it does not. Regarding use of leaded...

No, it does not.


Regarding use of leaded fuel......

After a lot of years maintaining a bunch of different RV-12's, I have seen no indication that a low percentage of flight making an occasional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since the OP didn't post the entire e-mail we...

Since the OP didn't post the entire e-mail we don't really know what the context of "tried to talk him out of it" is.

It was likely the same context as THIS DOCUMENT FROM VANS WEB SITE...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,804
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The ULS RV-12 doesn't have the power generation...

The ULS RV-12 doesn't have the power generation capability to support 2 landing lights.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,323
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-14 was specifically designed to use the...

The RV-14 was specifically designed to use the angle valve IO-360 Lycoming.
It is ~35 heavier than the typical parallel valve 180 HP engine so there would be weight and balance issues (among many...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,323
Posted By rvbuilder2002
:confused: I'm confused about your comment...

:confused:
I'm confused about your comment George.......

The the post that you quoted (dated from almost 2 years ago) was addressed to a post made by Northernliving. I don't see that you had even...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Nope Research center of lift change and pitching...

Nope

Research center of lift change and pitching moment induced by flap deployment.
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The newest version caps have white plastic glides...

The newest version caps have white plastic glides that the o-ring seats against.
The old version had the o-ring seating directly on the cap casting.

Based on your kit vintage it is doubtful that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Oil works but a better choice is Dow Corning #4...

Oil works but a better choice is Dow Corning #4 (commonly refered to as DC4)
It is a silicone grease.
Any silicone grease intended for o-ring seals would be a good choice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,239
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Leak test can be done solo if you have a hose...

Leak test can be done solo if you have a hose long enough to reach near the cockpit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Dave already provided the correct answer.

Dave already provided the correct answer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I do not claim to have a very thorough...

I do not claim to have a very thorough understanding of engines but I donít think the oil scrapper ring on a Lycoming is designed to use combustion pressure to improve its performance.
I have never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As long as the engine is considered fully broken...

As long as the engine is considered fully broken in, and oil temp can be maintained at normal operating temp, there is no reason that low power settings can't be used.

Good leaning techniques are...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additionally, to get accurate data, the heading...

Additionally, to get accurate data, the heading reference must be accurately calibrated (I.E., magnetometer calibration.)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-02-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,598
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Things are constantly changing and being...

Things are constantly changing and being improved...... when was that last time you purchased a new sub kit that contained fiberglass parts.

About 98% of the parts now shipped by Vans are gel coated...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By rvbuilder2002
On an RV, installation of an alternate induction...

On an RV, installation of an alternate induction air system has no connection to the need for or in use performance of a carb. heat system.

That is why it is recommended for fuel injected and...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You can use what ever procedure you want. The...

You can use what ever procedure you want. The instructions were written in a way that helps builders position the cowl accurately in ways that they might not realize could be an issue.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,217
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Well...... My real world experience is that a...

Well...... My real world experience is that a proper torqued jam nut is not likely to come loose ( not saying absolutely can't because nothing is absolute, which is why I always check them during a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some of them are still produced by Vetterman, and...

Some of them are still produced by Vetterman, and some (RV-14, parallel valve 320/360, RV-12) are built in house.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Expanding on Greg's description..... Fully...

Expanding on Greg's description.....
Fully prepunch, includes the baffle seals.
They are laser cut to final size with all holes... ready to rivet on.
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As designed, the RV-14 (and all of the RV models...

As designed, the RV-14 (and all of the RV models for that matter)do not have counter weights that statically balances the ailerons 100%.

Using them as is, as long as just a typical paint finish is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,084
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is the exact type of scenario I was thinking...

That is the exact type of scenario I was thinking of.
The pop you heard was likely the rivets letting go.
The last one didn't because once the others shear, it just became a pivot point that the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,084
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The damage visable in the photo could have...

The damage visable in the photo could have occurred from a direct impact on the flapperon torque tube. Such as a hard hit during wing installation when a flapperon wasn't properly aligned.
Please do...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,096
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Have you rotated the propeller blades through...

Have you rotated the propeller blades through their entire range and confirmed proper clearance?

Blade rotation requires quite a bit more gap than most people would think. The marked opening are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,084
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A major abnormal load event would have had to...

A major abnormal load event would have had to occur to cause the damage visible in the photos.

I think the flapperons and the entire flapperon system, including all hinge brackets, etc., should be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,084
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Though it is a "best practice" to make bends in...

Though it is a "best practice" to make bends in light aluminum stock perpendicular to the grain of the material, as you pointed out, it is not always possible, and it was not likely a factor in this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Fluting where you have you tool positioned in the...

Fluting where you have you tool positioned in the photo works fine as well.
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The manual trim kit is for the RV-6, 7, and 9...

The manual trim kit is for the RV-6, 7, and 9 only.
They have a different type of control column design than the RV-14.
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