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Forum: RV-10 02-19-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By CubedRoot
I am up in Raleigh this week, but coming home...

I am up in Raleigh this week, but coming home Friday for three weeks. So, after Friday, I will be at the house (and working on the RV-7 too!), and you're welcome to swing by anytime. I have my...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By CubedRoot
Howdy neighbor! I'm building an RV-7 and I am...

Howdy neighbor! I'm building an RV-7 and I am just up the road from you in Ooltewah. I'm also a member of EAA Chapter 150, we probably know each other.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm building a -7, on the wings right now. So...

I'm building a -7, on the wings right now. So please pardon a -7 guy barging in on y'alls -14 forum :-)

I tossed this same question around a few times myself. Van's shipped the warner kit by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By CubedRoot
I am seriously considering doing something like...

I am seriously considering doing something like this on my wing ribs though. The reason being is because of all the flutes.

I am thinking I may want to do the wing ribs in this order:

1. Get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm in the "Prime before dimpling" camp here. I...

I'm in the "Prime before dimpling" camp here. I tried both ways. When I dimpled before priming, I had a hard time scuffing my parts with scotchbrite pads over the backs of the dimples. They would...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-15-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll try to engrave a couple actuators like these...

I'll try to engrave a couple actuators like these tonight and stick on this 5 gang of switches I have so you can see how it looks.

Heres a preliminary video I did for another thread thats similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By CubedRoot
Man, now that you mentioned it, I do remember...

Man, now that you mentioned it, I do remember those APEM's having that second "actuator" piece that the covers snapped on to. Like I said, its been several years (2 house moves, 1 new kid, 1 new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By CubedRoot
I just shot a video from my phone to show the...

I just shot a video from my phone to show the differences between the old APEM (Aveo RockRack) and the Carling Contura V's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyA_-9YOK8M

Please forgive the mess :-) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By CubedRoot
Not really. Aveo was using APEM switches, KR...

Not really. Aveo was using APEM switches, KR series I believe. The actuators (covers) are quite different and will not work with Carlings.

When I was talking with Aveo a few years ago about...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-15-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
Well, good news. I found a gang of 5 Carlings in...

Well, good news. I found a gang of 5 Carlings in my shop storage, and about 25 laser etchable blank actuators from when I was tinkering with these things a few years ago.

I also found a metric ton...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
I like this version personally. Easily...

I like this version personally. Easily identifiable, markings re congruent with keeping light leakage to a minimum, and easy to tell when its on or off.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
If they don't come through give me a shout. I...

If they don't come through give me a shout. I think I still have a few contura V actuators and got pretty good etching them on my laser. I'll be happy to make some for you to get some feedback on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm not sure. The leakage out of the front...

I'm not sure. The leakage out of the front (etched portion) of the actuators weren't bad at all if memory serves correct. Just around from behind the actuator.

In the configuration you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
Having the always on light be on the bottom would...

Having the always on light be on the bottom would be preferable.

Carlings will leak a bit of light around the edges of the switch, more so when the actuator is lifted up.

If you have the off...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
The switch you linked to has INCANDESCENT...

The switch you linked to has INCANDESCENT indicators, not LED, probably not worth investing in was my point. Carling DOES make a SPST switch with two independent LED indicators, but they are hard to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By CubedRoot
Keep in mind that those Carling switches that are...

Keep in mind that those Carling switches that are "dual lamp/LED" are actually ON-OFF-ON (aka: three position switch) style double throw switches, well the ones most of the online retailers are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By CubedRoot
This is awesome! Good to see you got your kit...

This is awesome! Good to see you got your kit back, that will be a neat story for when you get the plane finished!

On a site note, are you still selling the POH templates? I remember asking you...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By CubedRoot
I would be more than happy to volunteer some time...

I would be more than happy to volunteer some time to help Doug get SPF/DKIM/DMARC setup and working so that the forum emails don't get marked as spam by default. If he's reading this, feel free to...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By CubedRoot
I don't know why its not been done for years, but...

I don't know why its not been done for years, but this is super easy to fix (emails going to junk).

The problem is how the emailer is formed. First off, there is no "from" address in the emails...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-30-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll email you about the Clecos, manifold block...

I'll email you about the Clecos, manifold block kit and nutplate jigs.

CL18-100 1/8" Wedge-Loc Fastner 100/bag 1 $42.75
CL18-25 1/8" Wedge-Loc Fastner 25/bag 2 $21.38
CL332-100 3/32" Wedge-Loc...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By CubedRoot
If the previous buyer doesnt come through, give...

If the previous buyer doesnt come through, give me a shout, I'll buy them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By CubedRoot
It turned out really nice! Just to pass a long...

It turned out really nice!

Just to pass a long some tips to your son, I have a 45w CO2 laser engraver/cutter. I have done this sort of panel and backlighting with good success on my laser. It...
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll be in the Raleigh / RTP area for a while. Any builders or flying RV's around?

Hey folks,
I am signed up for a rather long term contract with a client thats based out of the Raleigh / Durham area, specifically in "Research Triangle Park". It's a 6 month contract, and I am on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By CubedRoot
Rusty, I am not to far from you in the...

Rusty,
I am not to far from you in the Chattanooga Area! I had a quick question about the A&P (sorry to go off thread topic). Did you use your aircraft build to meet the time requirements for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By CubedRoot
Well, we are not 100% sure we are able to "share"...

Well, we are not 100% sure we are able to "share" the Van's plans in this manner, without their permission. It's also very hard to sort, link to specifics, and layout a directory structure using...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By CubedRoot
You gotta flip the text upside down so the...

You gotta flip the text upside down so the Aussie's can read it Larry!!! Like this:



Just kidding of course, welcome on board the VAF ship! I will echo having your backing plate level with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By CubedRoot
I *shuddered* when I see the link to the...

I *shuddered* when I see the link to the Matronics site was a MediaWiki site. Back in my sysadmin days, I tried to use MediaWiki for our internal documentation, and it was.....well it was awful. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By CubedRoot
Thanks guys! I'll probably start on my flaps...

Thanks guys! I'll probably start on my flaps tomorrow. They look pretty easy-peasy to do :-)

Yeah Jereme, finally getting back at it. Ended up taking about 4 months off without doing any serious...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By CubedRoot
Any gotchas on skipping ahead and building ailerons and flaps?

I'm at the point in the wing build that I am needing to mount them on the stand and then start the fuel tanks. But I was wondering if there were any issues if I skipped ahead and started building...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,797
Posted By CubedRoot
I guess you could always coat the components in...

I guess you could always coat the components in some sort of epoxy to seal and guard against water intrusion, but that highly limits the serviceability in the future.

Corrosion X spray might also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-25-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By CubedRoot
Is there any special relays or wiring needed when...

Is there any special relays or wiring needed when you are planning on using trim in both stick grips with the Dynon AP panel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By CubedRoot
It appears I'll be the oddball here. I am going...

It appears I'll be the oddball here. I am going to install it on my RV-7. It came with the kit, the slot and holes are already there, and its fairly lightweight. If you will notice, the wire hole...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By CubedRoot
I think you guys have convinced me that I need to...

I think you guys have convinced me that I need to just bit the bullet and buy some allen head or torx screws for my wings.

Is there a good part number cross reference out there somewhere that will...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-19-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
March 4th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.75

Since I have had my horizontal stabilizer inspected and approved, I am ready to close it up and finish it! I started tonights session by re-clecoing the front spar onto the horizontal stabilizer. I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-19-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
March 2nd, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

The primer has dried and cured on my left elevator parts, so theres only one thing left to do… Start assembly and riveting! I started out the session by bending the tabs on the elevator skin. On...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 28th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3.25

Well, tonight was priming night, and its the last priming session for the entire empennage! I am kind of glad to be honest, spraying AKZO is an ordeal with all the PPE and prep work that has to be...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 27th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

After having a lot of things going on today, I decided to get down to the shop and build a little on the airplane to help clear my mind. Our little 9 month old, Acacia, had to be put in a brace for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 23rd, 2017. Hours Worked: 4

I started this session by first dressing the edges of the left elevator skeleton parts, but that only took about 30 minutes, so I decided to find something else to work on. Since those parts are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 22nd, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.25

I got to do some pretty neat assembly work tonight, working with actual aircraft components, instead of just aluminum! I worked on assembling the mounting brackets for the Ray Allan Electric Trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,401
Posted By CubedRoot
I haven't really researched the Archer design...

I haven't really researched the Archer design itself, but it reminds me of a modified J-pole antenna, except horizontally polarized.

I know its a great design from the fact that a lot of folks that...
Forum: Southeast 08-14-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By CubedRoot
It sounds like the consensus is that its OK to go...

It sounds like the consensus is that its OK to go ahead and finish the wings, leaving the aileron brackets unfastened and the bottom skin unriveted so that I can install which ever servos I end up...
Forum: Southeast 08-14-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By CubedRoot
Anyone within a couple hours drive of Chattanooga with a Dynon HDX?

I am hoping there is someone within a few hours drive of Chattanooga that has an RV with a Dynon HDX system, or even a Dynon Skyview Touch system. I'd like to get your thoughts on the system, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,948
Posted By CubedRoot
Now that is pretty low! I get that a seller...

Now that is pretty low! I get that a seller might change their mind on selling, or selling to another buyer at a higher price, etc. But man is it shady that your mechanic came in and bought the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By CubedRoot
What kind of performance are you seeing with this...

What kind of performance are you seeing with this engine? Climb, cruise and fuel burn.

Did the extra weight cause you any W&B issues that you had to plan/build around?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By CubedRoot
PIREPS on RV-7's with IO-390, XP-400, or any large engine

Hey all,
I've been reading a bit on engines, and even though I am a LONG way from needing one, I still find it amazing just how in the last few years the engine options available to RV's has...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 18th, 2017. Hours Worked: 4

I managed to get a TON of work done tonight, and worked a straight 4 hours on the section of plans titled “Preparing the Left Elevator”. In a nut shell, I completely build entire left elevator, and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 17th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.25

Its time to rivet up a control surface! The right elevator is ready to be closed up and riveted. I have decided that I am going to rivet the bottom side of the skins, and leave the top side clecod...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 14th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

After taking short break from the priming session, I dug back into riveting together the right elevator skeleton. This will give the primer on those doublers some time to dry. AKZO dries super...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 14th, 2017. Hours Worked: .75

I started off tonight by priming a few little odds and ends for the right elevator. I had missed the little doublers in my first round somehow, and I needed to prime the replacement counter balance...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 13th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

Its almost time to rivet the left elevator together, but first I have to take care of a few last tid bits. I disassembled the right elevator and deburred all of the parts, including the skin. The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 12th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

I spent about 20 minutes bending the left elevator trailing edge in the bending brake tonight. I figured since I already had my bending brake setup on my bench, I might as well go ahead and bend the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 9th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

More Stiffeners!! Tonight I think I should be done with stiffeners at least for a little while (wing kit maybe?). I worked to rivet the last remaining stiffeners on the left elevator, and then moved...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
February 9th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.75

I built my bending brake / jig for the trailing edge of the elevators tonight, and decided to give it a whirl on the right elevator. It came out really good, and it looks like the trailing edge is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
jFebruary 8th, 2017. 3.25 Hours Worked

Stiffeners. I swear this plane has more stiffeners in it than skin. Since I am holding off on bonding the trailing edge of the rudder for a few more days, I decided to move on to the elevators and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
January 31st, 2017. 3 Hours

Tonight I started riveting the rudder together. I planned on getting the majority of the rudder riveted, while leaving the out the last few rivets along the trailing edge. This way I can more...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
January 26th, 2017. 3.75 Hours

Tonight I continued working on the rudder final assembly. I stopped by Home Depot and picked up some 1.5″ aluminum angle so that I could use it when I bond the trailing edge. It came in an 8 foot...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,936
Posted By CubedRoot
January 25th, 2017. 4.5 Hours

NOTE: I am behind on sharing my progress here on VAF, so I will be posting several updates in this thread to get it caught up.

Well, I had some downtime, and didn’t get much done on the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,948
Posted By CubedRoot
Which doesn't matter an ounce to me, so long as...

Which doesn't matter an ounce to me, so long as he has cash and is willing to pay my price for the airplane.

I have bought and sold a lot of "toys", some with high price tags, with cash. I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,948
Posted By CubedRoot
I find this completely odd, no offense. Why not?...

I find this completely odd, no offense. Why not? It's the only way to be sure you will get paid with no hassle. If you're worried about counterfitting, just have the buyer meet you at your bank,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,948
Posted By CubedRoot
A deposit doesn't mean the airplane is sold. If I...

A deposit doesn't mean the airplane is sold. If I were selling, and someone offered me a 10% deposit, I would contract it so that the deposit was not 100% refundable. The buyer is paying me in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,948
Posted By CubedRoot
I dunno about this one. I honestly don't blame...

I dunno about this one. I honestly don't blame the seller for selling if someone has cash and is willing to deal right then and there with no hassle. It's how I bought my 172 a few months ago. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By CubedRoot
There is a wealth of experts here on the forums...

There is a wealth of experts here on the forums that have decades upon decades of combined experience. Even though you don't have an EAA chapter nearby, thankfully in this day and age its easy to...
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