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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is an absence of air on a good portion of...

There is an absence of air on a good portion of the busing where it is inserted into the spinner so the anaerobic action does occur, and it does work with other than metal parts.
The problem is that...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Apologies to Mitch (the OP) for adding to the...

Apologies to Mitch (the OP) for adding to the derailing of his post but trying to keep info in the forums factual.....

The new engine mount /gear leg design is supplied with a new design axle. I...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One option is using the procedure detailed in...

One option is using the procedure detailed in Section 5 of the manual.
Forum: Safety 01-24-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,886
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No The only change in the certification process...

No

The only change in the certification process was because of the chute.

From the start they designed the airplane to have the chute. BRS consulted in the airplanes design so that it would be...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An RV-6 and RV-7 tail dragger uses the same mount...

An RV-6 and RV-7 tail dragger uses the same mount and gear legs (with the previously mentioned exception that a custom order longer mount can be substituted for the RV-7 if a light engine is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From what I have seen in the past, being involved...

From what I have seen in the past, being involved with this issue with lots of different RV's, either one of us could be right.

Only flight testing will prove who is.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-6A, 7A, and 9A have always used the same...

The RV-6A, 7A, and 9A have always used the same engine mount as a standard part supplied in the kit.

There is an optional engine mount available for use on the RV-7(A) that is slightly longer. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Roger that, sorry. I didn't get that from your...

Roger that, sorry.
I didn't get that from your other posts when you were saying it was the Lancair standard.

Us caution with the adjusting method you are using. It is very possible to have a non...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't think this is correct.

I don't think this is correct.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As mentioned previously, the location of the...

As mentioned previously, the location of the static port could be fine with the problem simply being that is is the wrong port ( wrong shape).
This is a very common problem which has had a very easy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Issues are tracked and investigated ( that is...

Issues are tracked and investigated ( that is easier to do if you mention a plans page and step #)
There is a stickied thread at the top of the RvV-14 thread that has been used to log /report...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am not aware of them ever drilling pilot holes...

I am not aware of them ever drilling pilot holes for static ports.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The simple way to deal with the aft end is to...

The simple way to deal with the aft end is to leave the tail weldment in place and make a tube with a welded on tie down ring that slides into it.

The RV-7A demonstrator is configured this way. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am 99% sure that the QB assembly facility has...

I am 99% sure that the QB assembly facility has never installed static ports so I am pretty sure that mistake was done by the builder.

For the OP, there is a lot of data that indicates that the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some people find this helpful....

Some people find this helpful.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/sliding-canopy-installation/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Greg may have additional info, but the primary...

Greg may have additional info, but the primary motivation for designing the optional handle was to provide additional leg clearance for bigger/taller sized pilots.

Replacing the "t" handle with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An even more likely cause is that the wrong...

An even more likely cause is that the wrong static ports were used.
Are you the original builder?
Do you know what static ports are installed (Van's, aftermarket)?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am none of those people and I haven't done a...

I am none of those people and I haven't done a show planes canopy installation, I am familiar with what the canopy does once it has been cut.

When the rear portion that will not be used is removed...
Forum: Safety 01-20-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Typically the retorque requirement for a...

Typically the retorque requirement for a propeller is because it is made of a dimensionally unstable material (wood). It will seasonally change in dimension because of temp./humidity changes, etc. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-19-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the baggage area was empty in the above...

If the baggage area was empty in the above example, for most RV-6's or 7's you would still be well fwd of the aft C.G. limit.

With 100 lbs in the baggage compartment and a lot of the fuel burned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By rvbuilder2002
1" wide putty knife Round the corners very...

1" wide putty knife

Round the corners very slightly so they wont gouge the aluminum.

Sharpen the end slightly using a disk sander.

Tap it under the cover and then around the perimeter using a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is correct. Did you possibly pull it out...

This is correct.

Did you possibly pull it out quite aways (beyond 2.5 inches or so) at some point?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,194
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, as mentioned, it is probably the hot melt...

No, as mentioned, it is probably the hot melt glue that is applied to the fuses to stabilize them against vibration.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,194
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It was an attempt to plan ahead for potential...

It was an attempt to plan ahead for potential future enhancement.

There was originally consideration to having a face plate that would have back lighted placarding text for each of the switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you do a bit of research you will find that...

If you do a bit of research you will find that they both made an attempt to do exactly that (the now defunct Cessna Skycatcher had the updated Continental engine)

In both cases, they fell far short...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Congrats Vic One clarification on your...

Congrats Vic

One clarification on your "required" comment.

There is no requirement from the FAA that someone have factory training to work on a Rotax 912 engine. To meet the FAA's requirements an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,194
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sorry John I never saw this post or I would have...

Sorry John
I never saw this post or I would have replied.
The correct Van's part # for the fuse is ES-191.

The ES-190 is a fuse socket/holder that late in the design process was deleted because it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The .007 deeper is for a very specific reason...

The .007 deeper is for a very specific reason based on testing.

I have serious concerns about double that amount.

I have written extensively here in the forums, in the past, why the .007 dimension...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A little research shows that this is not...

A little research shows that this is not correct.

Here is published specifications for the RV-6 from 1997 dredged up using the wayback...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You are right. That is why there are details in...

You are right.
That is why there are details in Section 5 of the construction manual giving some tips and suggestions on how to do the countersinking on the AEX wedge.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,615
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I would counter that by asking if you have priced...

I would counter that by asking if you have priced sheets of aircraft aluminum lately?

I think if you compare what you can buy a single 4X8 sheet of 2024-T3 aluminum from Aircraft Spruce for, to the...
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,873
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some ELT's are power during flight (ACK as an...

Some ELT's are power during flight (ACK as an example).

I think all GPS receivers are powered during flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I didn't check, but my guess is that this is the...

I didn't check, but my guess is that this is the case.

Is the OP perhaps asking for info about a kit they are considering purchasing?

If so, they should get that info from the current (hopefully...
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,873
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the ELT gets activated, it will transmit the...

If the ELT gets activated, it will transmit the last GPS position that it was issued.
If I understand correctly, the +12V connection that some ELT's have is part of that system (buffering the GPS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,789
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sounds like everything is back to normal. Then...

Sounds like everything is back to normal.
Then why continue to remove the fuel pump fuse during every engine start? That just adds risk of failing the fuse sockets on the AV-50001.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually you can. I have done it. As already...

Actually you can. I have done it.

As already mentioned, you have to make an adapter plate that mounts in place of the gov., and has a port built into it to connect a hose routed from the output of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,789
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If this is because of repeated instances of the...

If this is because of repeated instances of the fuse blowing, then there is an underlying problem that has not been resolved. This is totally unnecessary on an RV-12 that has a good battery and...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,873
Posted By rvbuilder2002
406 Mh ELTs have had confirmed (moving) locates...

406 Mh ELTs have had confirmed (moving) locates while traveling cross country in a UPS or Fedx truck with no antenna connected at all......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,789
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The fuel pump fuse can blow on its own if the...

The fuel pump fuse can blow on its own if the battery voltage is quite low and a start is attempted (there are numerous instances mentioned here in the forum and I have seen it happen once my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,894
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Both are common misconceptions but both are...

Both are common misconceptions but both are untrue.

The published gross weights for all the RV models are the weights used to do all of the structural load calculations, design engineering, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You shouldn't drill through any of the shank...

You shouldn't drill through any of the shank portion of the rivet with a net diam drill bit......

If you read the process in Section 5 of the manual it is very specific and not just simply "drilling...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Section 5 in the construction manual has a lot of...

Section 5 in the construction manual has a lot of details regarding Van's standards for machine countersinking.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The non-stainless steel ones are gold cadmium...

The non-stainless steel ones are gold cadmium plated steel, so they can rust after a while.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,950
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The prototype RV-14 (tail dragger) has an...

The prototype RV-14 (tail dragger) has an IO-360A1D6, so there are options other than the IO390 as long as they are an angle valve variant and have a fwd mounted prop governor.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The T-00006 is far to thick to dimple...

The T-00006 is far to thick to dimple countersink.
The only screw holes that get dimple countersunk are the ones on the T-1005B called out on 18-04. The other screw holes in the T-1005B but common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,795
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I probably should have been more clear..... I...

I probably should have been more clear.....
I don't advocate flying an entire approach with the airplane out of trim when it could be.

Some people use trim even as they are slowing the airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,795
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is for many RV's, but it depends on a...

There is for many RV's, but it depends on a number of factors.

One of the biggest is how the trim tab travel is rigged.

It is fairly common for people to rig the tab travel for an equal amount up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If they did, it would not have been possible for...

If they did, it would not have been possible for Rotax to approve the the use of leaded (100LL) fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,774
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yup Like I said already, even a lot of the FAA...

Yup
Like I said already, even a lot of the FAA personnel are......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, it does not. Regarding use of leaded...

No, it does not.


Regarding use of leaded fuel......

After a lot of years maintaining a bunch of different RV-12's, I have seen no indication that a low percentage of flight making an occasional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,774
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since the OP didn't post the entire e-mail we...

Since the OP didn't post the entire e-mail we don't really know what the context of "tried to talk him out of it" is.

It was likely the same context as THIS DOCUMENT FROM VANS WEB SITE...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The ULS RV-12 doesn't have the power generation...

The ULS RV-12 doesn't have the power generation capability to support 2 landing lights.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,544
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-14 was specifically designed to use the...

The RV-14 was specifically designed to use the angle valve IO-360 Lycoming.
It is ~35 heavier than the typical parallel valve 180 HP engine so there would be weight and balance issues (among many...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,544
Posted By rvbuilder2002
:confused: I'm confused about your comment...

:confused:
I'm confused about your comment George.......

The the post that you quoted (dated from almost 2 years ago) was addressed to a post made by Northernliving. I don't see that you had even...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Nope Research center of lift change and pitching...

Nope

Research center of lift change and pitching moment induced by flap deployment.
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The newest version caps have white plastic glides...

The newest version caps have white plastic glides that the o-ring seats against.
The old version had the o-ring seating directly on the cap casting.

Based on your kit vintage it is doubtful that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Oil works but a better choice is Dow Corning #4...

Oil works but a better choice is Dow Corning #4 (commonly refered to as DC4)
It is a silicone grease.
Any silicone grease intended for o-ring seals would be a good choice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,395
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Leak test can be done solo if you have a hose...

Leak test can be done solo if you have a hose long enough to reach near the cockpit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Dave already provided the correct answer.

Dave already provided the correct answer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I do not claim to have a very thorough...

I do not claim to have a very thorough understanding of engines but I donít think the oil scrapper ring on a Lycoming is designed to use combustion pressure to improve its performance.
I have never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As long as the engine is considered fully broken...

As long as the engine is considered fully broken in, and oil temp can be maintained at normal operating temp, there is no reason that low power settings can't be used.

Good leaning techniques are...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additionally, to get accurate data, the heading...

Additionally, to get accurate data, the heading reference must be accurately calibrated (I.E., magnetometer calibration.)
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