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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By StressedOut
Take this with a grain of salt as I am not a...

Take this with a grain of salt as I am not a chemist nor do I play one on TV. I seem to recall that for a 10F decrease from the baseline you can expect a doubling in cure time. Conversely, for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,550
Posted By StressedOut
TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!!! :D

TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!!! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By StressedOut
Ipad Simulator?

There is a great Ipad app for the GTN650/750. Is there a similar app available for the G3X Touch?

If not, are there any plans to offer one?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By StressedOut
My random observations in no particular...

My random observations in no particular order:

1. Eliminate the steam gauges entirely. The AI will require a vacuum pump. Save the weight and eliminate a part you'll have to replace every ~500...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By StressedOut
I consider this post by Ed Wischmeyer...

I consider this post by Ed Wischmeyer (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1254654&postcount=10) to be one of the best I've read on the subject of determining which functions earn...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By StressedOut
Elevator Balance

How critical is the balance of a control surface? If I have a slight bit of extra mass in the elevator (let's say about 2 ounces more along the rear spar), how critical is that for flutter? Is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By StressedOut
Darn it Mel! Now I want to install a machmeter...

Darn it Mel! Now I want to install a machmeter in my RV-14A! I'll put it next to my smoke system arming switch that'll be labeled "Chemtrail ARM".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By StressedOut
There's moisture in the air. That's your...

There's moisture in the air. That's your electrolyte.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,971
Posted By StressedOut
My direct experience doesn't mesh with what your...

My direct experience doesn't mesh with what your friend told you. I prepped some parts using Alumiprep 33 to etch the oxides away, then Bonderite 1201 to do a conversion coating. I deliberately did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,971
Posted By StressedOut
+1 When I built my VS I dimpled everything...

+1

When I built my VS I dimpled everything before I primed. I'm glad I did it then to see how much of a pain it was to scuff those dimples. I hand scuffed with maroon ScotchBright pads and found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By StressedOut
I just wanted to add a comment about Mike S....

I just wanted to add a comment about Mike S. recommendation on a scarf repair. What that graphic shows with a 12:1 scarf is more commonly done in a boat repair where strength isn't the primary...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,815
Posted By StressedOut
You could make some countersink washers by...

You could make some countersink washers by driving some AN426AD3 rivets into some scrap (countersink the scrap first, of course) and drilling out the heads carefully. If you're careful you can break...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,815
Posted By StressedOut
I'm very interested in seeing a picture of the...

I'm very interested in seeing a picture of the actual cracks as well. I see the service bulletin adds a single shear splice plate connecting the forward and aft center stiffener across the F-01408...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By StressedOut
I'm building my -14A in half of a two car garage....

I'm building my -14A in half of a two car garage. I live in a condo complex and spent a considerable amount of brainpower figuring out how to do this without being "that guy" who bothers my...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,678
Posted By StressedOut
I knew one day my proclivity for procrastination...

I knew one day my proclivity for procrastination would promote a payoff! :D

I haven't started the tail cone yet so implementing a service bulletin should be easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,134
Posted By StressedOut
Dan, can you elaborate on the importance of...

Dan, can you elaborate on the importance of holding the still full back? I don't have much experience in a tail wheel aircraft aside from my spin training in a Decathlon. I don't remember that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By StressedOut
This is not an accurate statement. Boeing has...

This is not an accurate statement. Boeing has been able to scale production rates on the 737 from 30/month to over 50/month over the last several years. They are going to up the rate to over...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,657
Posted By StressedOut
I put torque seal on the threads, the nut and the...

I put torque seal on the threads, the nut and the structure. Maybe that's just overkill.

Edit: After reviewing the video, I will not be putting torque seal on the nuts.
Forum: Primers 09-18-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,119
Posted By StressedOut
The transport category aircraft makers use...

The transport category aircraft makers use different variants of two-part epoxy primers that contain chromates. Same for the overhaul and repair stations. Akzo-Nobel is a big player in this market,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By StressedOut
Are there any alternatives to a red cube for a...

Are there any alternatives to a red cube for a fuel flow sensor?
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By StressedOut
Trent, That's an excellent question! The short...

Trent,

That's an excellent question! The short answer to the "doom and gloom" query is of course, it depends. The longer answer is, well, longer.

Just like a fire requires three components (heat,...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By StressedOut
Two things here caught my attention: "vibrating"...

Two things here caught my attention: "vibrating" and "pencil". I'm not entirely sure what this is, but it doesn't sound like it should be used on aluminum.

Is a vibrating pencil something that will...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By StressedOut
The one good thing is I have a rectangular steel...

The one good thing is I have a rectangular steel tube pre-drilled with the correct spacing for the rudder TE. I expect the next rudder build will take about 10 hours less (50 instead of 60).
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By StressedOut
Careful with the match drilling!

I got the opportunity to build a second rudder when I did the match drilling as described above. Read the details here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,134
Posted By StressedOut
Ed I just read your post in the thread from post...

Ed I just read your post in the thread from post 35 above and it perfectly captures and expands on my meager attempt to lay down a selection criteria for functions on the joystick. I'm going to...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By StressedOut
I was at this same place a couple of weeks ago...

I was at this same place a couple of weeks ago and had the same question. After studying the plans, I saw that on page 09-08, Figure 3 shows the top skin placed on top of the counterbalance skin. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,134
Posted By StressedOut
All things are inteconnected, grasshopper

I'm so glad this thread popped up. I'm very early in the build process, but I started to think about my avionics, switchology and stick buttons. These things are all intertwined and need to be...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By StressedOut
Slightly off topic, but still related. I am not...

Slightly off topic, but still related. I am not a fan of fractional dimensions. It's easier to make math mistakes. I wish Vans would stop using them and go to decimal.

I have a friend who...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,236
Posted By StressedOut
No problems with #433 either. Everything fit...

No problems with #433 either. Everything fit like a glove on my HS.

However, while machine countersinking the rear spar I managed to mangle one hole due to chatter. I drilled it out to a #30 size...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 96,581
Posted By StressedOut
Talking Hoo boy... "once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade...

Hoo boy... "once the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend!" :D[/QUOTE]

Must....not....engage...

Must....not....engage...

:p
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-03-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 96,581
Posted By StressedOut
Match drilling (as opposed to pre-punching to...

Match drilling (as opposed to pre-punching to final size) would be an expensive hand operation for Vans to undertake and would require them to increase the kit price. I'm fine with the current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By StressedOut
Not a dumb question at all. It got me to...

Not a dumb question at all. It got me to thinking about it as well so I pulled out my RV-14A drawings to see if there are features built into the design for water drain.

On the rudder, there are...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,612
Posted By StressedOut
Trent, In the end I left the holes alone and...

Trent,

In the end I left the holes alone and unfilled with rivets. The middle of the HS-1004 ribs buried inside the stab can be inspected through the lightening holes in the rear spar, albeit with...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-12-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 96,581
Posted By StressedOut
Talking Isn't the RV-14 the RV-14 version of the RV-9? :p

Isn't the RV-14 the RV-14 version of the RV-9? :p
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By StressedOut
I'm building in a 19 ft. X 20 ft. garage in my...

I'm building in a 19 ft. X 20 ft. garage in my condo. I have to use half of the garage to park my car, but I can move it out to use the entire garage on occasion (e.g. when I have to set up my spray...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By StressedOut
It's generally a bad idea to try and close the...

It's generally a bad idea to try and close the gap by just squeezing the parts together. It introduces stresses in the flange and can cause fatigue cracking down the road. Putting sealant in does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,698
Posted By StressedOut
I posted some tidbits a few months ago about what...

I posted some tidbits a few months ago about what I learned about sealant. It's post #11 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=160372&highlight=sealant&page=2) if you're...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By StressedOut
I deburr on condition. That is, I run my...

I deburr on condition. That is, I run my fingernail over the hole and if it catches the edge it needs to be deburred. Those rudder skins are 0.016 in. so a very light touch is required.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By StressedOut
Try this...

Try this (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/crosschecktorqueseal.php?clickkey=3836).
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By StressedOut
Trent, I understand your concern. Sounds like...

Trent,

I understand your concern. Sounds like you have a plan to proceed, but I'll make another suggestion as well.

1. Drill one hole in your tube and cleco the skin to the tube.
2. Clamp the...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By StressedOut
Have you considered using the skin holes to match...

Have you considered using the skin holes to match drill? My problems were caused by using the full assembly as a match drill pattern. I would think using one skin only would reduce the risk...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By StressedOut
At least now when I rebuild my rudder I'll have a...

At least now when I rebuild my rudder I'll have a match drilled steel rectangular tube that I can use to hold the TE straight while it cures (I used Proseal). My TE was dead straight, but with...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By StressedOut
Let me give you a word of warning on drilling the...

Let me give you a word of warning on drilling the TE support angle. I did the same thing on my rudder, albeit with a steel rectangular tube instead of a 90 degree aluminum angle. I used the TE as a...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By StressedOut
Sorry about that. I reread what I wrote and...

Sorry about that. I reread what I wrote and realized I didn't answer your questions at all.



After rereading the plans, I'm stumped too. There doesn't seem to be a reason I can find.



The rivet...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By StressedOut
I remember going through these same questions...

I remember going through these same questions when I built (then scrapped) my rudder. I was hoping to avoid this difficult area when I get to building my second rudder by doing things out of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By StressedOut
A 5X gun...

A 5X gun (https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=ATS-5X&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1) should handle driving rivets up to 0.25 in. They do require larger 0.498 rivet sets though so your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 189,404
Posted By StressedOut
Very cool Steve. I loved doing modal analysis...

Very cool Steve. I loved doing modal analysis when I was doing composite pressure vessel design and analysis. I could get test results to correlate to within 1% of the modal analysis for at least...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,434
Posted By StressedOut
Did you prime?

Did you prime?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By StressedOut
This is good information and it illustrates the...

This is good information and it illustrates the point that there is generally more strength in a joint than the published values. But it is a mistake to assume a strength more than that.

When the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,227
Posted By StressedOut
I keep my compressor regulator at 90 psi. When I...

I keep my compressor regulator at 90 psi. When I use my rivet gun I have a regulator (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Inline-Air-Flow-Restrictor/productinfo/AFR1/#.WzUs9cmWzvc) at the gun inlet to...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By StressedOut
Ken, For local shops I'd do a Google search. ...

Ken,

For local shops I'd do a Google search. Almost any metal supply house will have sheet stock. Since it's just a feeler gauge the type of metal doesn't matter.

Aircraft spruce sells sheet...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,053
Posted By StressedOut
I'll be there Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ...

I'll be there Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I've got the Thursday afternoon shift on the RV-12 build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,227
Posted By StressedOut
You don't want to leave those marks because...

You don't want to leave those marks because cracks will eventually form. They look deep enough that a ScotchBright pad probably won't be enough, unless you really need an arm and shoulder endurance...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By StressedOut
Alex, Thanks for the reply. I'm not trying to...

Alex,

Thanks for the reply. I'm not trying to make it perfect. I'm just trying to make it acceptable. The holes are too far off. I'm not a big fan of figure 8 holes and that's what I'll have if...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By StressedOut
Misaligned holes in elevator tip ribs

I'm trying to do the final drill of the #40 holes between the E-913 counterbalance skins and the E-903 and E-904 tip ribs. I'm having a real hard time trying to get some of the holes to align. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,397
Posted By StressedOut
RV-14?

Will the RV-10 LED's fit the RV-14? If not, when will you have it available for the RV-14?
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,374
Posted By StressedOut
It's not really your airplane until you spatter...

It's not really your airplane until you spatter it with some of your blood. I managed to do that when unpacking my empennage kit! :eek:

Turner,

I read your blog and saw your post about many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By StressedOut
Oops! I saw "AN fittings" and thought "bolts". ...

Oops! I saw "AN fittings" and thought "bolts". Perhaps I should read the post more closely before I open my yap. :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By StressedOut
Section 5 Torque Values

I'm not sure about other RV models, but I just use the guidance in Section 5 on Page 5-20 for torque values for AN bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By StressedOut
Larry, If you look in Section 4 of the plans,...

Larry,

If you look in Section 4 of the plans, you'll find a parts list albeit not complete. In that list the material and thickness is specified.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By StressedOut
Thursday afternoon.

Thursday afternoon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By StressedOut
Alodine on 4130 Steel - Problem?

I thought I was being so careful and thinking ahead. I wanted to protect the fastener holes on the hinge brackets on the horizontal stabilizer from corrosion by applying Alodine on the bearing...
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