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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By David Paule
There's a tank sealant, Pro Seal-like, meets the...

There's a tank sealant, Pro Seal-like, meets the appropriate specs, called "Access Hatch Sealant." I got some from Skygeek.com. It's intended for exactly this application.

At Skygeek, do a search...
Forum: RV-3 09-17-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By David Paule
Before using, verify that it fits your fuselage....

Before using, verify that it fits your fuselage. The panel outline in the plans, for example, isn't as wide as my fuselage.

Also, do you want the panel to go to the external side skins or is it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
The Fry jig is sold and gone. It will be used by...

The Fry jig is sold and gone. It will be used by a repeat RV-4 builder in the area.

The concept of installing the main landing gear legs is still on the table, since I could do it with the canoe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By David Paule
Of if such a cloned kit really would have the...

Of if such a cloned kit really would have the proper alloys and so on.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By David Paule
Tapered Bolts - Torque for Nuts?

How much torque goes on tapered bolts? I'll be using standard AN365 nuts, -3 for these. Does anyone have a table or a reference?

These hold the tailwheel housing to the tailspring on my...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-14-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By David Paule
Go to a gutter company and buy some of their...

Go to a gutter company and buy some of their stock.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By David Paule
SKygeek is sometimes surprising that way. I've...

SKygeek is sometimes surprising that way. I've had sudden delivery and slow delivery. But all in all, excellent service.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,354
Posted By David Paule
Any engine will make plenty of torque if it's...

Any engine will make plenty of torque if it's geared low enough.

For an existing airplane design, it suggests that an optimum prop would be fairly long. If so, that introduces ground clearance...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-06-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By David Paule
Offer Accepted

And I have a back-up buyer interested, too, both are local.

Thanks everyone for looking at my ad!

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
It's a Canoe

I bought a couple sawhorses and unfastened the fuselage from the steady, reliable Fry jig. Man, that’s a good tool. I lifted the fuselage on to the sawhorses, one by one. The RV-3B fuselage, in this...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-05-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By David Paule
SOLD Fry Steel Jig for RV-4 (or RV-3B)

This Fry jig was designed for an RV-4 and the instructions have some tips for that airplane. I tweaked it for my RV-3B, so it can be used for either airplane.

It folds and fits in a pickup truck....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-04-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,995
Posted By David Paule
Since he included his phone number and the best...

Since he included his phone number and the best times to call right in the post, that's probably how he'd prefer to be contacted.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-04-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
Sunday before Labor Day was kind of a big deal....

Sunday before Labor Day was kind of a big deal. With the help of Charlie Stein and with Rod Woodard observing, we glued the LH side cockpit skin to the frame.

This marks the final skin while on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,072
Posted By David Paule
It's one thing to make a Cub in metal, and quite...

It's one thing to make a Cub in metal, and quite another to include good bush characteristics and speed. Remember the motto - "Total Performance."

Dave
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By David Paule
Two are the best you can hope for. Sometimes we...

Two are the best you can hope for.

Sometimes we only get one.

And alas, some days, we don't get any.

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,392
Posted By David Paule
I read the different operating manuals and to me,...

I read the different operating manuals and to me, they ranked differently based on my own desire to fly day VFR. If I were an IFR pilot, I might have made a different decision. In fact, an airline...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-03-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By David Paule
One option is to replace the skins and trailing...

One option is to replace the skins and trailing edge, keeping the spar assembly.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By David Paule
For priming the countersinks, I used rattle can...

For priming the countersinks, I used rattle can primer, shot a little into the cap, and used a Q-tip to dab them. Fast and easy.

For drilling them, I used a platenut for a jig, replacing it often...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,072
Posted By David Paule
My choice would be a plane much like the RV-9,...

My choice would be a plane much like the RV-9, with a longer, stronger gear for the back-country places, an external baggage door, that has the current sort of kit quality and step-by-step...
Forum: RV-4 09-02-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,972
Posted By David Paule
Todd's Canopies Available from AeroCanopy.com

The canopies Todd made are now being made by AeroCanopy. (https://www.aerocanopy.com/) You can get them direct or via Spruce.

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-01-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,995
Posted By David Paule
Give the guy a break - there are ways of making...

Give the guy a break - there are ways of making the deal work well and some of this equipment doesn't turn up that often. Besides, he's posted his contact info. If you're interested in the parts,...
Forum: RV-4 09-01-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,972
Posted By David Paule
Ditto on not giving up. I know an RV-4 builder...

Ditto on not giving up. I know an RV-4 builder who lost his canopy, found it, and reused the frame with a new bubble.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
Hereís a photo of the rivet holes in the side...

Hereís a photo of the rivet holes in the side skin that are hidden by the wing. The row at the top of the photo doesnít need to be flush. The plans are a bit vague about this area - Iím sure that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By David Paule
I'm building solo and long ago decided not to be...

I'm building solo and long ago decided not to be hesitant about getting help. Fortunately there are plenty of good people in my area who are glad to lend a qualified hand. I try to show a photo of...
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By David Paule
Thanks! Dave RV-3B, skinning the fuselage now

Thanks!

Dave
RV-3B, skinning the fuselage now
Forum: Tools 08-24-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,368
Posted By David Paule
I was looking at the HF creeper on line and...

I was looking at the HF creeper on line and wonder if it's possible to mount the seat and backrest on a separate frame that's hinged at the foot and raised and lowered by a cheap HF jack. That would...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By David Paule
If I remember right, military generally have a...

If I remember right, military generally have a specific block of airspace where they can go supersonic, but they still need clearance.

An SR-71 is limited to 500 kts down low like that, if I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By David Paule
G/flex is not recommended for acrylic. Dave

G/flex is not recommended for acrylic.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 103,873
Posted By David Paule
"Nanette," by Edwards Park, is a charming book...

"Nanette," by Edwards Park, is a charming book about a P-39 flying in the South Pacific during WW II.

To me, WW II aviation books generally run a bit boring. The experiential ones are often alike...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
Dallice Tylee came over to help me drill and...

Dallice Tylee came over to help me drill and cleco the LH cockpit side skin. At the aft end thereís a mild compound curvature that presses into position nicely but which I canít quite manage by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,893
Posted By David Paule
To answer the OP, I have a certified airplane and...

To answer the OP, I have a certified airplane and have the appropriate rating to maintain it. I open a new entry with the date and the aircraft or engine time. Then in the text section, I'll give a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By David Paule
Don't build. That's going to take you hundreds if...

Don't build. That's going to take you hundreds if not thousands of work hours, minimum.

Avoid RV's if you need economy. Economy has three parts: initial cost, the annual fixed cost of insurance,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By David Paule
Gently bend it out. You should avoid a hard edge...

Gently bend it out. You should avoid a hard edge for whatever you're using on the convex side of the bend. A nice radiused block of wood is good, with the radius under the bend and shaped to match...
Forum: Tools 08-19-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By David Paule
While it's not helpful yet, once you get the...

While it's not helpful yet, once you get the squeezer operable, get an adjustable ram. Makes gap setting much faster.

Dave
Forum: Fiberglass 08-18-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By David Paule
Local hardware store, paint store, etc. Dave

Local hardware store, paint store, etc.

Dave
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By David Paule
Rob, Always great to see you and the plane....

Rob,

Always great to see you and the plane. Thanks for the picture!

Dave
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By David Paule
While the RV-3B is different from the RV-4 one in...

While the RV-3B is different from the RV-4 one in that area, I'll mention what I'm doing.

I have all six engine mount holes drilled in the firewall, but only to 1/4". I'm assembling the fuselage now...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,994
Posted By David Paule
I saw the plane Vic was referring to. It was as...

I saw the plane Vic was referring to. It was as bad as he described. Perhaps one in ten rivets were acceptable, and that's being generous.

Dave
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,368
Posted By David Paule
Too bad it has such darn small tires. Also too...

Too bad it has such darn small tires.

Also too bad that it has to be adjusted while you're not on it.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-13-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
Missing Photos?

I discovered that some of the images, hosted by www.Postimage.org, have apparently gone missing or at any rate fail to download on my computer. I'm replacing them as I find them and have time.

So...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By David Paule
That's the stage where I did mine on my RV-3B....

That's the stage where I did mine on my RV-3B.

Since .008 isn't appropriate for a primary firewall, I decided that I'd use .020 titanium. I used 1/16" Fiberfrax under it as insulation. I used...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
Hereís a photo of the RH Side, glued but with the...

Hereís a photo of the RH Side, glued but with the clecos removed.

https://s15.postimg.cc/i1a4nbmor/RH_Side_S.jpg

Once the tunnel side was useable, I removed it and started drilling and checking the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By David Paule
I use the VAF section "My RV Build Project."...

I use the VAF section "My RV Build Project." Fortunately, I know how to post photos.

It's easy enough. I back up each posting and each page to PDF, so I print them if I want to. Although with over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By David Paule
Ditto what Hacker said. Dave

Ditto what Hacker said.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By David Paule
Before doing any of that stuff, reach in with...

Before doing any of that stuff, reach in with something like a wooden stick and bend the web flat. That by itself might get the flange a lot closer to the skin.

You might need to put a slot in a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-06-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
Well, with a bit of help from Sam Ritchie, local...

Well, with a bit of help from Sam Ritchie, local RV-10 builder, we glued the RH forward side skin on today. This is the cockpit side. This was the culmination of considerably more effort than had...
Forum: Tools 08-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By David Paule
I typically pull them out while the epoxy is set...

I typically pull them out while the epoxy is set but not fully cured, replacing them with fresh.

Then they sit until completely cured or until I get around to it, whichever is later. Being lazy...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By David Paule
Email sent. Dave

Email sent.

Dave
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,071
Posted By David Paule
Email sent to Joe. Dave

Email sent to Joe.

Dave
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,071
Posted By David Paule
Joe, in post #21, you link to this...

Joe, in post #21, you link to this photo:

http://joesrv12.com/Photo/A_20_03.jpg

If this is a sample of your tiedown rings, please, at least generously (as much as possible) round the edges of the...
Forum: Safety 08-01-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By David Paule
Old Belts and Harnesses

I've got a Cessna in addition to the RV-3B that I'm building. I contacted the company that made my aftermarket belts and shoulder harnesses and got a prompt reply. Not bad for something I'd bought 30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By David Paule
I bet there's an easier way, but I happen to know...

I bet there's an easier way, but I happen to know of one rather labor-intensive method of doing this, not that you'll want to do it this way.

1. Remove the tank from the wing. And to make it easier,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,070
Posted By David Paule
You might be able to conjure up a bit more...

You might be able to conjure up a bit more airflow through the cooling system by taxiing in someone else's prop wash. During a long hold before take off one year there I did just that and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 144,200
Posted By David Paule
Is there an advantage to a toggle switch as shown...

Is there an advantage to a toggle switch as shown rather than a push button momentary switch?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By David Paule
I can tell you one advantage of the MS21042...

I can tell you one advantage of the MS21042 nuts.... on one of our airplanes, they save about a pound.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 174,196
Posted By David Paule
Before I can glue the forward side skins on, the...

Before I can glue the forward side skins on, the tunnels have to go on, at least where they fit in between the side skin and the lower longeron. Since I did a poor job on the left one, it’s on order...
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Paule
I'm a firm supporter of an iPad and plan to have...

I'm a firm supporter of an iPad and plan to have one in my RV-3B. However, I do believe I'd want something a little better suited to the cockpit environment for critical information that isn't...
Forum: Tools 07-20-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By David Paule
Gee, I just use another nutplate. Put a screw or...

Gee, I just use another nutplate. Put a screw or a cleco in to hold it, drill one rivet hole. Drop a cleco in there, drill the other. Once in a while, rivet the nutplate to the airframe and use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By David Paule
When I changed engines on my non-RV, I...

When I changed engines on my non-RV, I powder-coated the baffles. It took 600 hours but there is now some paint delamination.

At least bad and more annoying, is that the white powder coat sucks up...
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By David Paule
Try - postimage.org (using the second line down...

Try -
postimage.org (using the second line down once the photo is uploaded)

Imgur.com (probably need a free account there)

Halie.com

All are free, all work well, but expect to have to hunt around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By David Paule
Okay, I'll ask the question: How do you check...

Okay, I'll ask the question:

How do you check fluid level without crawling down there to peek in?

I've got the brake-mounted ones on my Cessna, and it's a real pain. And there are large doors near...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,650
Posted By David Paule
I generally use postimage.org. It's easy and...

I generally use postimage.org. It's easy and fast.

Dave
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