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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is not unheard of, that when coupler hoses get...

It is not unheard of, that when coupler hoses get installed, the installer doesn't get them positioned correctly so that they are barely on the induction tube or the stub tube on the sump. I have...
Forum: RV-14 Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, that is what the step you circled in yellow...

Yes, that is what the step you circled in yellow is saying.
Final drill the holes in the fork, into the aft flange of the two ribs, at the locations where there is not a corresponding P.P. hole in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By rvbuilder2002
^^^^^^^ THIS I should have expanded a bit more...

^^^^^^^
THIS

I should have expanded a bit more in my previous post. The context I meant to convey with my recommendation, but obviously didn't since I didn't even mention it, is that leaks at the...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Are you sure that there aren't a few hole...

Are you sure that there aren't a few hole locations in the W-00007B that aren't in the aft flange of the 3 and 4th rib from the inboard end of the wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The problem is that the hoses are always...

The problem is that the hoses are always shrinking.... so what ever traditional clamp you installed will keep getting loose because of the hose shrinkage. It is not because the clamps are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,712
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As already mentioned, Rotax owns the management...

As already mentioned, Rotax owns the management control of components that are part of their engine that they certified under the engine ASTM's.

Van's only controls the parts that are specific to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A number of the pairs are twisted but I don't...

A number of the pairs are twisted but I don't remember which.
The simple thing to do is just twist any that are grouped together going to the same location (sensor).
It will not hurt anything if they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,712
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The way the ASTM's that regulate SLSA aircraft...

The way the ASTM's that regulate SLSA aircraft are written, the manufacturer is responsible for regulating what maint. and inspection details must be done for continued airworthiness (the annual...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And throw in the additional fact that the tires...

And throw in the additional fact that the tires that come with the kit are the ones that people are using while. Wing the least experienced they will ever be flying there RV. This typically includes...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I get that, but a setting of one is a big...

I get that, but a setting of one is a big variable depending on what tool you are using to drive the screws. 1 on a small screw driver will be much different than 1 on a 20 V Dewalt...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since you mentioned torx or hex I assume that...

Since you mentioned torx or hex I assume that what is striping is the head where the screwdriver interfaces?

There is a couple of potential causes for this (may be a combination of both).

- Worn...
Forum: RV-4 10-19-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If built per plan the counter weight is a...

If built per plan the counter weight is a galvanized water pipe.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By rvbuilder2002
475 is so grossly high the first thing to look at...

475 is so grossly high the first thing to look at is to confirm the inst. indication is valid.
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I personally wouldn't be concerned with adding...

I personally wouldn't be concerned with adding the weight along the entire span. You will be adding a small percentage of the overall amount. Assuring that it stays put is much more important than...
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The ailerons design on the two seat RV's, if...

The ailerons design on the two seat RV's, if built per plans, does not result in an aileron that is 100% statically balanced. There is a lot of service history that indicates that that is not a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,175
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I always suggest people keep in mind that there...

I always suggest people keep in mind that there are a lot off different things that can cause a roll imbalance.
Arbitrarily choosing one (adjusting rod ends) without investigating whether the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,556
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The carb. tune tool is what we use in our shop. ...

The carb. tune tool is what we use in our shop. We tried the carb mate but never liked it because as already described, if the synch is off very far (pretty common) it is much more difficult to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A straight hinge line is important. If it is...

A straight hinge line is important.

If it is not, you may not feel any binding if it is not excessive but the rudder has to flex to compensate for any misalignment.

This is just one of the things...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since this is the RV-12 forum we can assume the...

Since this is the RV-12 forum we can assume the question is on the context of the RV-12.... Which can be very different from EAB certification that most people are familiar with.
As already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,358
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the "to do" that was being discussed was...

I think the "to do" that was being discussed was getting the limitation of no parachute jumping allowed removed from the standard issue operating limitations. There is nothing you can do with Phase...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,297
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From (the middle of the) page 2-3 of the RV-12...

From (the middle of the) page 2-3 of the RV-12 POH

Never Exceed VNE red line below 16,000 feet 136 IAS

AIRSPEED DESIGNATION KTAS
Never Exceed VNE red line 136

This means that if you below 16,000...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,297
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12 POH specifies the Vne as 136 Kts IAS at...

The RV-12 POH specifies the Vne as 136 Kts IAS at or below 16,000 ft.
As long as you never go above 16000 (would be rather rare for an RV-12 I think) you do not have to consider whether it is TAS or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It doesn't, but the mag can't be accurately...

It doesn't, but the mag can't be accurately reinstalled without locking then mag position during re-installation and then fine tuning the timing using a magneto timer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A broken exhaust system in an aircraft can be a...

A broken exhaust system in an aircraft can be a very serious thing.

I would not recommend this approach........
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And here is a thread originally started to point...

And here is a thread originally started to point builders to W&B info and examples on the Van's web site.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=133335

The links were broken for a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RPM rise during ign. check on an RV-12iS is...

The RPM rise during ign. check on an RV-12iS is normal.

My understanding was that it was because of #2 below.
I have never heard of #1 (but that doesn't mean it is not true).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you mean the Red ULS demonstrator? It was the...

If you mean the Red ULS demonstrator? It was the airplane that the the upgraded vent was system was developed on, so yes it has the upgraded vent system and undrilled cap. We have never had any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,358
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some people feel that way but not me. At least I...

Some people feel that way but not me.
At least I wouldn't want to have it fully open anyway, but I wont go on about that........ I have covered it in other threads.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,358
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with you Ralph The sliding canopy as...

I agree with you Ralph

The sliding canopy as designed, is meant to be functional and light weight.
With the way it can shake around during a ground run-up I would not be purposefully opening one in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am also contemplating an upgrade for my RV-6A...

I am also contemplating an upgrade for my RV-6A currently equipped with 100 W halog. in each of two Duckworks leading edge lights.

Strongly considering THESE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An intermittent sender ground is a common cause...

An intermittent sender ground is a common cause for fuel gauges reading zero.

The standard sender has a resistance value of 240 ohms at empty, to 30 ohms at full. So if the ground is open or poor...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,297
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Van's has made a recommendation regarding VNE,...

Van's has made a recommendation regarding VNE, based on design details and testing, though only a limited amount of that testing was in actual flight. The rest was done safely on the ground with GVT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,297
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Partially correct It is not a lack of air...

Partially correct

It is not a lack of air resistance/pressure interacting with the control surfaces at altitude, it is just that it is less than what it is at lower pressure altitudes.

The TAS VNE...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We have a 100 Gal tank mounted on a small trailer...

We have a 100 Gal tank mounted on a small trailer that we keep in the corner of our hangar.

We purchase 91UL with 10% ethanol from a top tier brand station in the small town of aurora about 1 mile...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depends on the model designation (and there are...

Depends on the model designation (and there are quite a few) of the 912.

On the ULS it is standard.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is not exclusive to the RV-8. All of the...

This is not exclusive to the RV-8. All of the tail dragger RV's have a 3 point angle of attack that is less than stall AOA.

I learned from Mike Seagar.... taught to work for 3 point all the time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additionally...... Any different fuel tank...

Additionally......

Any different fuel tank design should have design engineering and static or dynamic load testing done, to confirm the integrity of the tank in typical crash scenarios.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't think it has made its way to any of the...

I don't think it has made its way to any of the standard reference documentation yet, but Rotax has officially said that E15 mogas is ok.

In Brazil they have been operating 912's with 25% (and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It appears that a step to final drill the screw...

It appears that a step to final drill the screw holes to # 27 was inadvertently left off.

#27 is the standard holes size used for all #6 screws
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,007
Posted By rvbuilder2002
from my previous post......

from my previous post......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We have never done any testing of the Sika...

We have never done any testing of the Sika process on any of the two seat canopy installations.

The only testing done was with the bonding installation process recommended for the RV-10 which is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is the primary reason that Vanís has never...

That is the primary reason that Vanís has never endorsed the installation of canopies to flexible frames, and probably never will.
It is a pretty simple process to confirm that a rivet or screw is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,007
Posted By rvbuilder2002
With 4 gallons, it is not a problem. It meets...

With 4 gallons, it is not a problem. It meets the minimum requirement.

With less than 4 gallons, doing a go around and climbing to pattern altitude it would not be a problem either.

This has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are a bunch of different nice ladyís that...

There are a bunch of different nice ladyís that work in the office at Vanís.
It is possible you spoke with one that didnít know what you meant by bill of sale, and when you called back, you talked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Best place to start for the information you seek...

Best place to start for the information you seek is the construction manual.
If you don't already have a copy you should get one. It is invaluable for maintaining the airplane.

You can purchase a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,297
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In simplest terms, air is a fluid. In simplest...

In simplest terms, air is a fluid.

In simplest terms of an explanation....
Think of a fixed wing airplane orbiting the earth in the vacuum of space.
There would be zero air molecules to exert any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am pretty sure that an official Bill of Sale...

I am pretty sure that an official Bill of Sale has never been sent out in any kit shipped from Van's.
The customer that plans to present the airplane for certification (often not the original...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By rvbuilder2002
When they first came available, it is likely that...

When they first came available, it is likely that all sections weren't completed yet (the firewall fwd was the last to be completed).

The current available set of RV-14 preview plans would have all...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sensitive - quick to detect or respond to slight...

Sensitive - quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.
Responsive - reacting quickly and positively.

Everyone at Van's describes the pitch (and roll and yaw) as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-01-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm saddened to hear that they would be telling...

I'm saddened to hear that they would be telling people that because on an RV at least, a 1/2 inch is ridiculous and can influence a number of different factors on the airplane. Engine cooling being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By rvbuilder2002
AV-50000A's that have R0 on the part # label have...

AV-50000A's that have R0 on the part # label have a PWM circuit that tracks with the dimming of the D1000 screen to control the brightness of the eyeball cockpit light and the green switch indicator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As Sam suggested... there is a lot of info and...

As Sam suggested... there is a lot of info and discussion in the archives, but in a nut shell, if money is changing hands for the use of the airplane but the users have no identifiable ownership in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Standard edge distance is 2D from hole center so...

Standard edge distance is 2D from hole center so your dimensions are acceptable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The scoop is a molded part of the lower cowl, so...

The scoop is a molded part of the lower cowl, so you order the lower cowl that matches the configuration of your engine.
I think the finish kit order form (where people generally order the cowl) has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My recommendation (based on personal experience)...

My recommendation (based on personal experience) has always been to restrain the tail in some way. Ideally with a solid support so that it canít bounce up and down at all. If you look at the photos...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,891
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Very wise advice The way to fly an RV smoothly...

Very wise advice

The way to fly an RV smoothly is to keep it always in trim (pitch & roll) and only move the controls when you need or want to change the aircrafts attitude.

The one exception is I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Let me guess.... the poor dimples on the first...

Let me guess.... the poor dimples on the first tank were probably done with a hand squeezer?
The fuel tank skin is pretty thick by RV standards, but still no where thick enough to machine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The VERTICAL stab and rudder can be used but the...

The VERTICAL stab and rudder can be used but the horizontal can't.
These were actually specified in the last generation emp kits so the part numbers do show up in the late version plans.
So the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Crazy? No. Is it practical? For just a maybe...

Crazy? No.
Is it practical? For just a maybe situation some day in the future, not in my opinion.
Especially since the tail dragged gear sockets protrude slightly outside of the cowl profile. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,187
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Norm, I didnít mean to offend with my post. I was...

Norm,
I didnít mean to offend with my post.
I was just trying to point out that a little bit of data that only tells a small piece of a story doesnít really provide any useful info. I donít mean to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,776
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From discussions over the years with people that...

From discussions over the years with people that have had this occur, my theory has always been that it is related to the expandability of the long hose under high pressure.
Any object will expand...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The office could tell you when the fuselage kit...

The office could tell you when the fuselage kit was shipped for that serial #.
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