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Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By RandyAB
Awesome! Thanks Jim for the info.

Awesome! Thanks Jim for the info.
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By RandyAB
Deutsch connectors.

Anybody use them? They look like a nice weatherproof, secure connection to me although perhaps a bit pricey.
Forum: Canada 11-22-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
Yes, I did those calculations yesterday (after...

Yes, I did those calculations yesterday (after breaking out the tape measure) and came up with pretty much the same conclusion that you did.
Forum: Canada 11-22-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
CARS 549.15 Placards mandates placarding on the...

CARS 549.15 Placards mandates placarding on the fuselage and not the panel the way I read it.
Forum: Canada 11-20-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
It's the exemption that requires the gascolator. ...

It's the exemption that requires the gascolator. Personally I would like to have the option which doesn't exist under the exemption. I also like the placarding rules better under 549 as opposed to...
Forum: Canada 11-20-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
I will have to go and review this but do you know...

I will have to go and review this but do you know offhand what he means by "more restrictive" requirements of 549? It seems less restrictive to me if you don't want to apply one of the three...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,328
Posted By RandyAB
Hey Justin. I too really like your blog. I...

Hey Justin.

I too really like your blog. I agree with Larry that it is nice to navigate through and I've found it very helpful thinking through some of the build decisions that you've already made...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By RandyAB
As Brian said, the hinge goes underneath the...

As Brian said, the hinge goes underneath the spar, not underneath the skin. One suggestion that I have is to use a hand squeezer on those rivets. The pneumatic squeezer will deform the hinge if it...
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
What is wrong with the fuel filters being allowed...

What is wrong with the fuel filters being allowed to perform that function? How much crud does one typically find in their fuel?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-08-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,478
Posted By RandyAB
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
Not arguing as I am still learning tons. Is it...

Not arguing as I am still learning tons. Is it universally accepted that a gascolator is beneficial in the RV 10 where they will be essentially installed at the same level as the tank sumps? Based on...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
Did you do that calculation for the RV 10?

Did you do that calculation for the RV 10?
Forum: Canada 11-07-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
I'm not sure that I understand your point. Under...

I'm not sure that I understand your point. Under 549 high performance is wing loading >20.4lbs/sqft (same as the exemption). The RV10 has max wing loading of 18.6lbs/sqft so under 549 I still...
Forum: Canada 11-07-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,970
Posted By RandyAB
I'm not sure why one would want to have the...

I'm not sure why one would want to have the airworthiness certificate issued under the exemption to CARs 549 instead of 549 itself. It's my understanding that the exemption for those who either want...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By RandyAB
I'm glad you said that Paul. I thought it was...

I'm glad you said that Paul. I thought it was just me! :)
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By RandyAB
I have both a pneumatic and a hand squeezer. ...

I have both a pneumatic and a hand squeezer. There have been a few places in the build so far (trim tab hinges (ie: AN3 rivets in tight places)) where I prefer the hand squeezer. It gets into...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By RandyAB
That is easier when you live in Oregon....

That is easier when you live in Oregon....
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Whether they were or were not, my options are...

Whether they were or were not, my options are limited a this point. I'm going to follow the advice Eric at Van's gave me and trust that running the dimple die through holes that are not fully sized...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Nope. I'm not sure why they would have been since...

Nope. I'm not sure why they would have been since there would have been nothing to match drill it to. I doubt that is something that could be found out at this point.

I did have a very helpful...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Agreed. I think Scott's reply was right on which...

Agreed. I think Scott's reply was right on which I think makes "building on" difficult.
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
So what am I to think about the quick build I...

So what am I to think about the quick build I received with the holes already dimpled that were to wait until the tail cone was attached?

Build on? I'm really at a loss on how I should take this and...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
There is nothing ambiguous about "Don't drill or...

There is nothing ambiguous about "Don't drill or dimple these holes until section 32". They do that for a reason. That is one of the things that I've "learned along the way".
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Scott, what do you think of holes that are...

Scott, what do you think of holes that are dimpled before they are match drilled? Any change of problems with those holes later? If so, is it potentially a safety issue or big fix later on down the...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks for chiming in Tom. I'm interested in...

Thanks for chiming in Tom. I'm interested in what you consider serious errors in quickbuild structure? I'm most concerned about holes that have been dimpled without having been match drilled first...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By RandyAB
A quick review of your issues shows a few...

A quick review of your issues shows a few omissions in common with mine. Hmmm. I never did hear back from Van's on my question about the aft holes of the bottom mid fuse skin being dimpled when they...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Yes, I'm concerned about that. I had a look and...

Yes, I'm concerned about that. I had a look and there is no gross cracking in the dimples at this point for what it is worth.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By RandyAB
Awesome!! Congrats!

Awesome!! Congrats!
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By RandyAB
I used a hand squeezer. Being #4 rivets it took...

I used a hand squeezer. Being #4 rivets it took a bit of work to squeeze them but it was doable.
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Cosmetic blemishes are one thing. Mine are not...

Cosmetic blemishes are one thing. Mine are not perfect but nothing I can't live with, especially given that I'm going to paint. Build errors are whole different issue though. I expect it to be...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
I can see how it can happen too if you don't tape...

I can see how it can happen too if you don't tape over the holes that are to be left untouched. The simple solution is to use the tape.....
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Truthfully I'm perturbed to find such a basic...

Truthfully I'm perturbed to find such a basic error. I'm not sure what assumptions you are referring to. What I did assume was that they were experienced builders and would build it per plans. :(
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks for looking Scott. I'm very interested in...

Thanks for looking Scott. I'm very interested in the variances that you found. I'd like to check mine.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Just the bottom skin.

Just the bottom skin.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By RandyAB
Quick build fuselage factory mistake?

I'm going through the quickbuild fuselage step by step in the instructions checking the assembly. Today I noticed that the aft holes in the mid fuselage bottom skin were drilled and dimpled at the...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Bill. I'm not seeing anything in the...

Thanks Bill. I'm not seeing anything in the antenna specs that indicate that it is "gamma matched fed". Hopefully that you are correct about the lack of need for grounding then. That makes it...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By RandyAB
Proper grounding of Comant VOR antenna

I bought a Comant CI 158C Vee Dipole that I want to mount on top of the VS. The instructions really didn't explain how to properly ground the antenna. I thought it would be through the bolts but it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-21-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,756
Posted By RandyAB
The season finale! I'm on the edge!

The season finale! I'm on the edge!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,756
Posted By RandyAB
Wait a minute! I was eagerly awaiting the...

Wait a minute! I was eagerly awaiting the details of armageddon that you kept alluding to! When? How? :D

I enjoyed reading your posts. Thanks!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By RandyAB
I bought the Semkit from ACS. You can unscrew...

I bought the Semkit from ACS. You can unscrew the black rod portion which contains the hardener from the main tube and then squeeze out as much as you need (10:1) of each part. That way you never...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By RandyAB
Nice! Thanks Bob!

Nice! Thanks Bob!
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By RandyAB
I answered my first question somewhat. I see...

I answered my first question somewhat. I see that it refers to washers that are 1/4" ID and 3/4" OD. I'll have to check their thickness to see if there is enough room in the small gap on both sides.
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By RandyAB
11-2 Detail C questions

What is 5702-95-30 pointing to both sides of the inside gap referring to?

Also, I'm measuring about .06" on one side and .03" on the other which basically translates into one regular thickness...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,973
Posted By RandyAB
I just took a welding rod and bent it 90 degrees...

I just took a welding rod and bent it 90 degrees and trimmed to size. I worked out great and was essentially free.
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By RandyAB
Ya that was pretty much my experience. Now I'm...

Ya that was pretty much my experience. Now I'm an old pro at it. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-14-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,973
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks for sharing Mike.

Thanks for sharing Mike.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By RandyAB
Used a bent welding rod....worked great. A...

Used a bent welding rod....worked great. A pleasant surprise..... I had installed the rod end bearings 7/8" from centre of hole to spar as recommended in the manual and the elevator swings perfectly...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By RandyAB
Great idea. Needle nose pliers are next to...

Great idea. Needle nose pliers are next to useless here.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By RandyAB
Yup it did. Thanks

Yup it did. Thanks
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By RandyAB
Unhappy Tips on hanging the elevators for the first time.

I'm just starting section 11 and was wondering if anybody had any tips on hanging the elevators. I'm understanding that they are more than likely going to have to come on and off multiple times but...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By RandyAB
Ya, that's my worry.

Ya, that's my worry.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By RandyAB
Not to hijack the thread but how did you protect...

Not to hijack the thread but how did you protect the bulkheads and the J channels on the floor? I'm worried about folding them over.
Forum: Canada 10-11-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,317
Posted By RandyAB
What Tom said...

What Tom said...
Forum: Canada 10-11-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,317
Posted By RandyAB
I just got my quick build wings and fuselage. I...

I just got my quick build wings and fuselage. I used Near North customs brokers and was charged a flat fee of $150 for the whole shipment. It was simple and the service paid for itself because it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By RandyAB
That's too bad. Thanks for letting me know. Vic...

That's too bad. Thanks for letting me know. Vic had some pictures posted about some problems on tailcones that I wanted to see. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By RandyAB
Photobucket pics

I'm finding that people's Photobucket pics are not showing up and the message in place of the picture says to update the account to allow third party sharing. Is there a way to fix this from my end...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,843
Posted By RandyAB
As a doctor, believe me, I'm more than familiar...

As a doctor, believe me, I'm more than familiar with misinformation on the internet. I always consider the source. In this instance, that is why I asked Dan. From what I've read on this forum, he...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,843
Posted By RandyAB
I use search all the time about ongoing...

I use search all the time about ongoing discussions. The problem is finding consensus. The conflicting info given often leaves one more confused.
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,843
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks again Dan for this information. Can I ask...

Thanks again Dan for this information. Can I ask what your recommendation is for how to accomplish the task of soundproofing while bolstering fire protection in the tunnel and the firewall?
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,843
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Dan. I've read your stuff on burn tests...

Thanks Dan. I've read your stuff on burn tests and was interested in how all of this tied in. Your input is valuable and appreciated.I think I will go Ed's route and put something on the engine side...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,843
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Gil.

Thanks Gil.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,843
Posted By RandyAB
Yup. ACS sells it.

Yup. ACS sells it.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,843
Posted By RandyAB
I'm reviving an old thread. This looks like a...

I'm reviving an old thread.

This looks like a good solution for the floor and cabin sides. I was wondering what the long term verdict was on the product? How much of the 1/2" stuff do I need?
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