VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: az_gila
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By az_gila
Smile I looked at it a little differently. Set the...

I looked at it a little differently.

Set the ailerons to zero using either the tooling holes or the wing template, and then make the flaps the same.

If you have a slight twist in any of the...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By az_gila
Question Myron, I'd like to see one with an Aerosport...

Myron, I'd like to see one with an Aerosport interior, preferable under construction.

Do any of the Falcon Field ones meet that description? :)
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm in Tucson and just bought a half-finished QB...

I'm in Tucson and just bought a half-finished QB kit. I'm presently installing wiring and aft fuselage stuff.

Send me a regular email if you want to come down and visit.

I'm at 57AZ if you want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By az_gila
Smile Rivet the cowl side now before the engine mount...

Rivet the cowl side now before the engine mount is finally fitted.

Just slightly over-estimate the shim thickness needed and add a little to the cowl when it is finally fitted. Better to add a...
Forum: COMM 11-18-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By az_gila
Smile Missing noises

Perhaps not completely disappear, but our latest noise-cancelling headsets can cause us to miss sounds - even the FAA warned us in...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By az_gila
Talking It can be done

You obviously didn't learn to fly in the 70"s...:D

No headsets and all communication was by shouting to passengers or listening to the radio speaker and using a hand-held microphone.

Probably why...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By az_gila
Question Legacy

Scott, the change appears to be at the Dynon end with the Linear Motion servo replacing the original style Lever Servo for the RV-10.

Dynon shows both and calls the older one "legacy" -...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By az_gila
Smile Not Scott....:) But having had both brackets in...

Not Scott....:)

But having had both brackets in my hand at the same time, the vertical plane mounting surface of the servo, and the attachment to the "shelf" on the bottom of the fuselage are...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By az_gila
Sorry about the beating....:) I have a spare...

Sorry about the beating....:)

I have a spare Vans bracket that anyone can have for USPS priority shipping.

Email please (not PM) if you want it.... Darin was first - it's gone to a good RV-10 home.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By az_gila
Smile This is the Dynon bracket...

This is the Dynon bracket -

https://avionicssource.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/101020-007.jpg

It was quite different from the bracket I got with my half-finished RV-10 kit, and that bracket...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By az_gila
Smile Also simply disconnect the wires at the...

Also simply disconnect the wires at the connection from the probe to the harness.

Hold them apart and then short them together. You will probably see full scale high and full scale low. How fast it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,008
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you take more than two decades to complete,...

If you take more than two decades to complete, then you need a suitable name...:)

http://halie.com/oQZ.jpg

Not connected to the tail art though -

http://halie.com/oQU.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By az_gila
Smile If the canopy is completed, then the only...

If the canopy is completed, then the only critical bits to buy now would be the -6A cowling appropriate for your engine/prop combo, and a new style nose gear.

The rest would be small stuff and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm not sure that is quite true. A filled hole...

I'm not sure that is quite true.

A filled hole should restore any compressive strength loss that was caused by the hole.

Can an ME verify?
Forum: ADS-B 11-14-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Gotcha

One other little "gotcha" that may crop up.

I would have thought that the altitude corrections would have a preset default to zero, but apparently I don't think like a Garmin programmer. :)

Once...
Forum: ADS-B 11-14-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but you don't really need the wizard. All...

Yes, but you don't really need the wizard. All of the programming can be done through the front panel buttons per the section in the manual. I did it that way.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation ALLEGRO MONITOR

Guys,

I got a message left on my phone from someone, I think from VAF, who desperately seemed to want info on Allegro M816 Engine monitor probes.

It seems like he left a bad phone number....
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By az_gila
Smile My vans RV-10 USB stick (less than 6 weeks ago)...

My vans RV-10 USB stick (less than 6 weeks ago) came with two sets of Instructions for the Wings.

One file named 'Section 21 Old Version' - is dated 7/24/2014 on Sheet 1.

The full RV-10 'Wing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By az_gila
Smile My cube shaped one failed after 5hrs and 10-15...

My cube shaped one failed after 5hrs and 10-15 years of sitting around during construction.

It may be more of an age issue rather than time in use...:)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up I'll take the third if it's still available...

I'll take the third if it's still available...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By az_gila
Smile CAFE report

Using the numbers in the old CAFE report for a -6A (fixed pitch, O-360)

70 kts - glide ratio 5.8:1 (minimum sink)

92 kts - glide ratio 11.4:1 (maximum L/D)

So it seems like you need to keep the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By az_gila
Question I'm using an old style Ray Allen analog meter...

I'm using an old style Ray Allen analog meter indicator and the response is pretty much instantaneous.

As airguy asks - are you using a digital display of some kind to show position?
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By az_gila
Smile Thanks for the explanation... my half-made kit...

Thanks for the explanation... my half-made kit already had that part assembled and the door installed with the hinges riveted in place. :)
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By az_gila
Question Remove?

I can see an option to open past 90 degrees at times may be useful, but what advantage would it be to make the door removable?
Forum: COMM 11-09-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By az_gila
Smile Try opening it up and seeing if there is a small...

Try opening it up and seeing if there is a small replaceable battery visible. Some of the Apollo units had a small hearing aid type internal battery to keep such things as channel memory and GPS...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By az_gila
Smile That was sort of my idea too... just keep...

That was sort of my idea too... just keep inspecting every CI per the SB.

The OP seems to read it differently. :)
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By az_gila
Question Compliance

This is what the SB says -

Method of Compliance:
NOTE: Completion of the modifications in this service bulletin as a preventative measure (prior to cracks being detected) on wings that have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By az_gila
Smile Mine had a bit more detail - it said this in that...

Mine had a bit more detail - it said this in that field -

Vans Aircraft, Inc. RV-6A

The bit about having "Aircraft" crossed out and writing in "Kit" might sound tacky but is a method specifically...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-07-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By az_gila
Smile Some numbers here for fixed pitch props...

Some numbers here for fixed pitch props -

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=153188&highlight=pattern+speeds

The post caused a lot more consternation and comments than I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By az_gila
Question The S/N is an interesting question. My Bill of...

The S/N is an interesting question.

My Bill of Sale from Vans - on a FAA 8050-2 form does state a specific serial number.

Since this is the only reference on the form, how does the FAA know that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up VHT

I found that for rattle can use, the VHT automotive paints worked well.
I used this one for small black parts and a bake could be performed by simply leaving the parts out in the AZ sun....
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By az_gila
Smile Then it simply becomes atheistic since I have...

Then it simply becomes atheistic since I have none of the reinforcing plates made yet. An upper antenna does not bother me.

However, ask any RF engineer what he/she would think of an inverted (or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By az_gila
Smile Measure first. Use washers to make up the gap,...

Measure first.

Use washers to make up the gap, but super glue them together first.

If you need more than three or so washers, then use a cut tube. As another option, Ace HW may have some suitable...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By az_gila
My present plan (subject to change like most...

My present plan (subject to change like most construction plans :) ) is to put my Dynon ADHRS one bay back from the antenna location shown by Bill P.

I think I will put two alum. angles across the...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks Bill/Bob, Offset it is. :) I like Bill's...

Thanks Bill/Bob,

Offset it is. :)

I like Bill's method, and if I put the VHF antenna mounting holes in the stringer and put the larger ELT hole just touching the stringer, the offset will be quite...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By az_gila
Smile I like one on top - comm 2 for ground use - and...

I like one on top - comm 2 for ground use - and one on the bottom - comm 1 for airborne use. Sort of standard on certified planes.

My two lower VHF antennae on my -6A have already shown problems at...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By az_gila
Question Top antenna reinforcement

Guys,
Does anyone have a slick method for creating an antenna stiffener plate for a top mounted antenna - comm #1 and ELT in this case.

Unlike my -6A, the -10 fuselage has a central stringer down...
Forum: Primers 11-04-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By az_gila
Smile One of the "pros" is that a coat of white paint...

One of the "pros" is that a coat of white paint would make it brighter in there and easier to inspect stuff and look for leaks.
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By az_gila
Smile Sometimes incorrectly called a "regulator" and...

Sometimes incorrectly called a "regulator" and sold by cheap places such as HF -

https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/air-tool-accessories/brass-air-inline-regulator-68220.html

It's simply an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,262
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation A little earlier than Tony B. :) Usually...

A little earlier than Tony B. :)

Usually credited to William Stout, designer of what became the Ford Trimotor.

A bit from wiki...

Stout is remembered for his engineering credo, "Simplicate and...
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By az_gila
Question Larry said in the OP that he has the throttle...

Larry said in the OP that he has the throttle valve closed. Perhaps a test with the throttle valve fully open and less psi might be in order?

If it's a slow thump-thump I'm also wondering if the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,262
Posted By az_gila
Smile If it doesn't look right, stop and check. It's...

If it doesn't look right, stop and check. It's probably wrong. :)
Forum: Fiberglass 11-03-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By az_gila
Smile A yard of this would probably do what you...

A yard of this would probably do what you want

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cmpages/3733.php

At 5.8 oz, perhaps the instructions simply dropped the part after the decimal point...:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,262
Posted By az_gila
Smile Buy a QB kit...:)

Buy a QB kit...:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By az_gila
Smile IIRC the hole tolerances are rather loose on the...

IIRC the hole tolerances are rather loose on the valve cover.

Try loosening all of the screws and seeing if the cover will shift over a bit and remove the interference. :)
Forum: Primers 10-31-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I've used the Kirker epoxy primer in white as a...

I've used the Kirker epoxy primer in white as a "fly-it-now" primer over my -6A fiberglass parts.

https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/kirker-enduro-prime-epoxy-primer-p-12620.aspx

They do have a grey...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Remember this particular antenna is a part of a...

Remember this particular antenna is a part of a required (and certified) system for ADSB-out.

The STC instruction should really be followed for this antenna installation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By az_gila
Post The very minor "con" is that the little "ledge"...

The very minor "con" is that the little "ledge" sticking out at the bottom might get in the way of any switches below mounted too close.

Plan ahead. :)
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By az_gila
Smile Maybe more wires, but they are usually much...

Maybe more wires, but they are usually much cheaper than the RG-400 co-ax. A more rear position may have little wire cost difference if the co-ax can be shorter...:)

This is definitely the case for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-30-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By az_gila
Smile And with a bit of bending and tweaking the new...

And with a bit of bending and tweaking the new nose wheel brackets will even fit the Sam James -6A nose wheel fairing.
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By az_gila
Question How does that change if the IO-540 is a -C4B5...

How does that change if the IO-540 is a -C4B5 version?

Since it's not mentioned on the Hartzell site does that make it a non-approved engine/prop combination and thus 40 hrs in Phase I?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By az_gila
Question Wire size

That link only shows pins for 14-18 gage wire only.

Are pins available for 20 g and 22 g wire, or do you have to 'fake it out' when you crimp?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Generic vs. specific

Note that the 2D edge distance is only a generic guideline.

If the manufacturer/designer uses a different number, such as 1.25D, for a specific location, then that is the number to use.
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By az_gila
Smile Not so sure about the clean up bit - I managed to...

Not so sure about the clean up bit - I managed to spill 1/2 gallon of the water-based stuff on the hangar floor. :eek:

The stuff is thick, so most was scooped up for re-use and water on a rag...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By az_gila
Smile Only one side -

Nah... the Appendix sections are only a "how to". There are not two sides if you read carefully.

The Part 91 paragraphs are the actual regulations and they are quite specific for the IFR case.

The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation What the FARs say -

To be specific and to reference the regulations, here they are -

For IFR flight -

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.411

This calls out two subsections (E and F) of Part 43

This Appendix...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By az_gila
Smile Quicky version

In short.... the VFR one is done at field elevation, where the IFR one involves a machine that puts "suck" into the static system.

The involvement of this machine usually adds $100+ to the test. :)...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By az_gila
Question Q

Looks great, and I'll copy some of it...:) - but one question about the paint.

Why did you choose the solvent based JetFlex over the water-based version?
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,570
Posted By az_gila
Question Definitely stinks... Was the deformation of the...

Definitely stinks...

Was the deformation of the skins caused by a compression of the spacer material between the two sections of the spar pass through?

Perhaps a precise measurement of that spacing...
Forum: Primers 10-25-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By az_gila
Smile You need to check with the industrial suppliers...

You need to check with the industrial suppliers and not the 'retail' outlets.

If a distributor says no, then quote him the regulation, and offer to state you are a single family home location in...
Forum: Primers 10-24-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By az_gila
Smile Check the EXACT regulations in your area, there...

Check the EXACT regulations in your area, there are usually exceptions for home, hobby use.

If you are in the Bay Area AQMD then this little bit may let you paint with those nasty VOC...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By az_gila
Smile I read the manual as saying the system codes are...

I read the manual as saying the system codes are only applicable when the aircraft power is OFF in the required test mode.

Page 11 of the latest manual is pretty specific...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.