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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,650
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm still around, just took a break from building...

I'm still around, just took a break from building for a little bit. I purchased this old girl:

https://imgur.com/rDNts9Qh.jpg

And I haven't had much time to work on the build. I've bene spending a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,650
Posted By CubedRoot
I always use a swivel set, with the rubber boot...

I always use a swivel set, with the rubber boot around it. Works great.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,942
Posted By CubedRoot
I've been contributing for quite a while now,...

I've been contributing for quite a while now, yearly. I would like to see some sort of yearly subscription model that allowed some very basic things....like more than 50 messages in your inbox :-)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,942
Posted By CubedRoot
Thats exactly what the newer versions of...

Thats exactly what the newer versions of vBulletin do. You can scale and resize images directly in the post while you are making it, and it converts all the photo size, location in the post, anchors...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,942
Posted By CubedRoot
Works great here Dan. Glad to see your photos...

Works great here Dan. Glad to see your photos are coming back! I had a bunch of your threads bookmarked for future reading to take advantage of the knowledge you shared when I got to that point in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,942
Posted By CubedRoot
I was referring to how much better the newer...

I was referring to how much better the newer versions of vBulletin handle embedding images from URL's. Not in hosting the images internally. In this old version we are using the image URL tags are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,942
Posted By CubedRoot
I REALLY wish this site would be upgraded to the...

I REALLY wish this site would be upgraded to the latest version of vBulletin. This version is over a decade old. The newer versions handle photos WAY better.

[ed. ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,942
Posted By CubedRoot
Iíve been using imgur.com for nearly a decade now...

Iíve been using imgur.com for nearly a decade now with zero issues.
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By CubedRoot
This needs to be a sticky!! :-) Great list. ...

This needs to be a sticky!! :-) Great list.

I'm down at Collegedale (KFGU) and we have our next EAA Chapter 150 meetings at 9am on the third Saturday of the month. The chapter is starting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By CubedRoot
Hey Pat, Any chance you might consider selling a...

Hey Pat,
Any chance you might consider selling a version for the RV-7's as well?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,650
Posted By CubedRoot
I've told ya to swing by the house one day, and...

I've told ya to swing by the house one day, and I'd show you the ropes on that practice kit. :-) You can get a feel for what kind of tools you'll need and the skills involved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By CubedRoot
I've pondered the effectiviness of using...

I've pondered the effectiviness of using something like Line-X or some other truck bed coating in place of the wing walk material.

You'd have to mask everything off really well, but once that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,883
Posted By CubedRoot
I have been following Jonathan and Evoke on...

I have been following Jonathan and Evoke on Facebook for a while now (I saw your plane there too!) and they turn out some beautiful work.

Absolutely gorgeous Mark! Did you also have Jonathan help...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,650
Posted By CubedRoot
I've got a set of the Bullerent Longeron bending...

I've got a set of the Bullerent Longeron bending dies if you want to borrow them... I'll ship them up to you and you can ship'em back when you're done.

It'll be a while before I am needing them with...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,737
Posted By CubedRoot
Nice Work!! I like this....I'm gonna have to ask...

Nice Work!! I like this....I'm gonna have to ask for some details :-) so I can duplicate this in my RV-7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By CubedRoot
Here's a list of plugins I am using: These two...

Here's a list of plugins I am using:

These two are available from the WordPress library:
Category Order and Taxonomy Terms Order <-- Used to break out the categories how I want
Get Custom Field...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,813
Posted By CubedRoot
It looks flyable, but lets be honest... the trim...

It looks flyable, but lets be honest... the trim tab is pretty cheap from Van's even including shipping, and its not a whole bunch of work to redo. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so on a piece like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm using wordpress and a few plugins for my...

I'm using wordpress and a few plugins for my build log:

http://theskunkwerx.com/


It's working pretty well, and I like that on the left side of the page I can break down each section of the build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,137
Posted By CubedRoot
This is something that always concerned me about...

This is something that always concerned me about my RV-7 build. The RV-7 rudder has a metal skin covering the "box" that the counterweight sits in, and theres no easy way to get to those bolts to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,667
Posted By CubedRoot
That's not how I read it. Foreflight is...

That's not how I read it. Foreflight is interpreting standard GDL90 data, including AHRS information. The Stratux Project is fully sending proper AHRS, weather, and traffic information to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,210
Posted By CubedRoot
This...a THOUSAND times. To add on Mike's...

This...a THOUSAND times. To add on Mike's suggestion, it might be a good idea to create a Google Spreadsheet that has all your serial numbers in it with descriptions and installation dates. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By CubedRoot
Well considering it has a pretty useful shelf...

Well considering it has a pretty useful shelf life, if kept out of light, I will probably keep it in my locked chemical cabinet until I need it again.

But, if I need to get rid of it (I have 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By CubedRoot
I thought about using PreKote, but ended up just...

I thought about using PreKote, but ended up just scotchbrite and acetone.

Now though, I am considering doing something a bit different for all these dang wing ribs. I am going to dip my ribs in a...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, I am pretty disappointed after that price....

Yeah, I am pretty disappointed after that price. The kit looks well designed, so I am not sure if the adapters I got are just bad, or what.
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By CubedRoot
Boeing Quick Change wobble?

I was going to spoil myself and purchase the Boing Quick Change set from Cleaveland Tool, and it was delivered today.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Quick-Change-Tooling-Kit/productinfo/QCKITW/

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,210
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll be happy to let any of the Georgia brethren...

I'll be happy to let any of the Georgia brethren use my house to ship their large parts to and save on the sales tax.

Im just across the state line in Chattanooga, and donations of bourbon are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,867
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm guessing that no one has been able to source...

I'm guessing that no one has been able to source 100 degree, flush head, torx fasteners for structural use, such as the fuel tank and inspection panels yet, have they?

I have browsed the micro...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 31st, 2017. WINGS ORDERED!!!!

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/ordered-the-wings/

created: 2017/03/31 08:00:44

Ordered the Wings!

I have submitted my order to Vans for the wings! I have been working with a few folks over the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 31st, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/drilling-the-elevator-horns/

created: 2017/03/31 20:00:02

Drilling the Elevator Horns

This is pretty much the last step on the empennage kit! It's time to double...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 28th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/fitting-the-elevators-to-the-horizontal-stabilizer/

created: 2017/03/28 22:00:23

Fitting The Elevators to the Horizontal Stabilizer

The empennage kit is wrapping...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 27th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/finishing-the-rudder/

created: 2017/03/27 20:00:14

Finishing the Rudder

While Tammy and Acacia were taking a nap, I decided to sneak off to the shop and get some...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 23rd, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/riveting-the-rudder-trailing-edge/

created: 2017/03/23 19:00:19

Riveting the Rudder Trailing Edge

Tonight. I decided to take on the most difficult part of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 19th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/mounting-the-trim-tab-servo/created: 2017/03/19 21:00:42

Mounting the Trim Tab Servo

Since my rudder trailing edge is still curing, I decided to work on the last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 18th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.25

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/bending-the-left-elevator-leading-edge/
created: 2017/03/18 00:58:23

Bending the Left Elevator Leading Edge

After[ getting the right elevator bent,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 14th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/bending-right-elevator-leading-edge/
created: 2017/03/14 19:00:37

Bending Right Elevator Leading Edge

With the right elevator all closed up, one of the last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 13th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/closing-up-the-elevators/
created: 2017/03/13 20:30:01

Closing up the Elevators

Tonight I was able to close up and rivet both the left and the right elevators....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,667
Posted By CubedRoot
Well, with this announcement, the onus is...

Well, with this announcement, the onus is squarely on Dynon at this point. Dynon REALLY needs to just support GDL 90 output streams.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, it was a good time. I ad to pay them with...

Yeah, it was a good time. I ad to pay them with food though :-)
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 11th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.25

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/proseal-party/
created: 2017/03/11 15:00:34

# ProSeal Party!

Today was actually a pretty fun day. I decided to wait on prosealing the rudder and elevators until I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 9th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/closing-up-the-trim-tab/
created: 2017/03/09 21:00:49

# Closing up the Trim Tab

I am coming down to the finish line on this empennage kit. Tonight I finished up...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 5th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/riveting-the-left-elevator-skin/

# Riveting the Left Elevator Skin

Tonight I worked to rivet on the skin of the Left Elevator and the last few remaining parts of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By CubedRoot
I am guessing that Cato is unservicable. If it...

I am guessing that Cato is unservicable. If it wasn't soooo costly to ship, I'd buy it just for the hangar decoration :-)
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-27-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,585
Posted By CubedRoot
March 4th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1

After completing the horizontal stabilizer in a previous work session, I decided to continue on and finish the vertical stabilizer. *The Tech Counselor came out this morning and approved all my work...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,468
Posted By CubedRoot
Ed, You wouldn't happen to have any photos of...

Ed,
You wouldn't happen to have any photos of that would you? I'd like to consider something like that for my own build.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By CubedRoot
Thanks for all the replies and advice! I'll drill...

Thanks for all the replies and advice! I'll drill two more holes (hopefully much much better this time!) on either side of this janky hole and then consider this a "custom" piece of work :-)

And...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By CubedRoot
Did I mess up my aileron leading edge?

Welp, I made a mistake drilling the counterbalance pipe on my left aileron tonight. I go into a bit more detail on my blog: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/assembling-the-left-aileron/

Essentially, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,858
Posted By CubedRoot
Rob and folks with diagrams, I don't want to...

Rob and folks with diagrams,
I don't want to derail the discussion, or change the topic, but can you share what tools you used to come up with your electrical diagrams? They all look great! I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,667
Posted By CubedRoot
I get that, but GDL90 is a pretty industry...

I get that, but GDL90 is a pretty industry standard protocol, and one that Foreflight has supported for a long time now. Dynon, however, does not support this protocol. They are pretty much the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By CubedRoot
I found the same thing Mani ! I bought a roll of...

I found the same thing Mani ! I bought a roll of that expensive riveters tape and used it a couple times. But once I started using plain old, cheap painters tape...it seemed to work out much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,667
Posted By CubedRoot
The simplest solution would be for Dynon to start...

The simplest solution would be for Dynon to start supporting GDL90 data streams both in and out.

Stratux (an opensource project that has little to no actual funding) has been sending WX and traffic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, but take a look at that photo'...

Yeah, but take a look at that photo' URL:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Tmi66Ai4XWs/Sb3FMMVFcbI/AAAAAAAAAEE/oExuwe1cqVs/s800/006.JPG

The domain is ggpht.com which, if I had to guess is back before when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By CubedRoot
If you are using the "copy image address" or...

If you are using the "copy image address" or opening the image in a new tab and getting the URL for the photo....please take note.

The URL that you are grabbing is to Google CDN's (Content Delivery...
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By CubedRoot
Got the PM, Noel. I'll give you a shout around...

Got the PM, Noel. I'll give you a shout around lunchtime tomorrow.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,496
Posted By CubedRoot
Justin, Photos didn't...

Justin,
Photos didn't work:

https://imgur.com/bWGPwHTl.jpg


Copying the URL from Google Photos doesn't always work :-(
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By CubedRoot
Hi Noel! Hope the knee recovery is going well! I...

Hi Noel!
Hope the knee recovery is going well!

I am working with my client from 8:30am to roughly 5pm, over off Kit Creek road in the Triangle. It looks to be about 30 minutes away from KTTA.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,477
Posted By CubedRoot
I don't think the -7 is going anywhere for a long...

I don't think the -7 is going anywhere for a long time. Its their "entry level" kit for a side-by-side two seater. Its cheaper than a -14 and it its a "niche" that the -14 can't really fill.

Its...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By CubedRoot
Here's where right clicking on the image in...

Here's where right clicking on the image in Google Photos can go wrong. You end up getting a link from google's CDN's which doesn't always work (depending on which region the viewer is in), and...
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By CubedRoot
hey Raleigh folks, I am back in town this week,...

hey Raleigh folks, I am back in town this week, leaving out late Friday. Anyone need a right seater for some local flying :-) Or need some free labor to help with a build?
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By CubedRoot
A big part of that is the version of vBulletin...

A big part of that is the version of vBulletin this board runs. It looks to be a very, very old version at 3.6.8. Which was released 11 years ago, in 2007. vBulletin stopped supporting this version...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By CubedRoot
I had my wife come down and help with getting...

I had my wife come down and help with getting these rivets. I also used a scrap piece of trailing edge wedge (had some from a practice kit) to make an angled pulling surface to get to the rivet. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,666
Posted By CubedRoot
Jake, You wouldn't happen to have any video of...

Jake,
You wouldn't happen to have any video of those lights at night during taxi, takeoff and landing would you? I have been seriously considering getting a set of these for my RV-7 but I was...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,928
Posted By CubedRoot
Seeing that R18 engine brought back many good...

Seeing that R18 engine brought back many good memories of tinkering around with the B-series engines of the 90's and 2000's

I still have an old Acura Integra as my beater car, that has a B18A...
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