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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By galt1074
sorry

Sorry guys. Looks like I need to use another photo hosting site.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By galt1074
Here are links to the pictures: Oblong holes...

Here are links to the pictures:
Oblong holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By galt1074
Dull bit

Charles,

I'm thinking the bit is dull. It's a newer split point bit from Cleveland. I don't think I've drilled more than 20 holes with it, all aluminum. Can't imagine it is already dull but that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By galt1074
Great idea

Larry, thanks for the link. That's a good idea. I'll have to see if I can find anything like that here in England.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By galt1074
Cordless drill

Carl,

Thanks very much for the reply. I was using a Dewalt cordless drill. Spins pretty fast but not nearly as fast as my pneumatic. I spun the bit and watched it a bit because I thought the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By galt1074
Oblong holes

I need a little perspective on drilled holes and maybe some tips if you have them.
I am working on an RV-7 fuselage and the holes below are from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By galt1074
Options

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to explore some other options for fixing the gap between the tab and the elevator but I'll go ahead and get some new hinge in case I can't think of anything more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By galt1074
Trim Tab feedback

I'd like to ask for some folks to take a look at my elevator/trim tab work here to see if I did this right.
The first picture here is the tabs. I think they came out fine but I'd like more...
Forum: Tools 11-24-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By galt1074
"fixed it"

Bill, that is such a cool idea! I've never heard of anything like that.

I ended up drilling around the broken bit and pulled out the piece. I'll heat up the chips and melt it back into the hole...
Forum: Tools 11-24-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By galt1074
Awesome idea!!

I read this about three times and laughed my butt off each time. My wife didn't think it was so funny. I know I'm in the right group!

Greg
Forum: Tools 11-23-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By galt1074
Picture of broken drill bit

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/i1yrydaVvH2rvvvuNR-f-E_wFYPn-3ZUdCJEhMqC-tjhwDtBEIPu0KAqigQrWRaBtlMWiXGlqtnvTpiwzgrlJw8Zk8OFBfQ3HZ30O1B30ZAOMD8zHs47nuhEj1nWB0FTAty7yDpSf33rtw15tQj_EvDV1GBv2YKCgKvKvO...
Forum: Tools 11-23-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By galt1074
Broken Drill Bit

This is a new one on me...

I am drilling the elevator counterweights. I started with a 1/8" titanium coated drill bit and the right side went fine. Well, I learned a little about drilling in lead...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By galt1074
Thanks

Mike, that's a great idea. I'm going to look into making some of those.

Everyone, thanks for the help. I just put blind rivets in there and moved on.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By galt1074
how

Tony, I've seen people talk about that technique on here but I can't seem to get something on those rivets to drive them.
I had the last two rivets taped on, then laid on the back rivet plate. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By galt1074
typo

sorry, "in the to" should be "in the top"
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By galt1074
I have but I've seen other builder manage to get...

I have but I've seen other builder manage to get AN rivets in there. I'll probably just go ahead and use the blind rivets but I sure would like to know how others have managed to get those rivets...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By galt1074
Tight rivets in rudder

Folks I'm at my wit's end on these. I've been working two hours on four rivets and I can't figure out how to set them.

The aft four rivets in the top spar on the rudder (R-903 tip rib) are what's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By galt1074
Thank you

Thank you everyone for the help.

I tried searching for this answer but I must have not put in the magic search string to find that post.

I checked my dimples and they pass all the tests. I was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By galt1074
Thank you

Thank you both for your inputs.
I read through that thread and that clears up a lot of confusion. I'll rivet it as-is.
I will also try re-dimpling though I have the DRDT2 so I'll just try to squeeze...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By galt1074
VS808PP Countersink

This may not be a problem...

I'm countersinking the mating surface of VS808PP to accept the dimples at the bottom of the VS803PP Rear Spar. I made a test piece of .032 aluminium with a #30 hole and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,279
Posted By galt1074
Edges

This is an extremely helpful conversation for a new builder such as myself.

Could one of you comment on the technique you use for deburring edges? You've convinced me I have done too much deburring...
Forum: International 09-18-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,379
Posted By galt1074
It worked!

Posting this for the off-chance that someone else is in my shoes (US Forces serving in the UK)

Get a copy of "Declaration of personal goods imported by member of visiting forces C2". Fill it in,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By galt1074
Thank you

Thank you both for the excellent advice. Obviously not the engine I should be looking at.
I'm so early in the build process and I'm already gaining so much from these forums.
You guys are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By galt1074
size

Mel,

That is my concern. Understanding total displacement is the same, I don't know if the dimensions of the engine increase to the point that it won't fit in the cowl anymore.
There are certainly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By galt1074
Engine question

I need a little advice on engines. To be honest, I'm probably way to early in the process to be thinking about this but this feels like too good an opportunity to pass up.
Is there anything I need to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By galt1074
Good ideas

Andy, thanks for the suggestion. I've looked at Aerowave before and it looks like a good product. I"m assuming you mix the two parts together and have to let it sit for a while like other epoxy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By galt1074
Alodine

Larry,

You're right, alodine is nasty stuff and as much as it appeals to me for weight and protection, I won't touch the stuff. I'm not an expert but after reading the MSDS and reading some of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By galt1074
Thank you!

Everyone, thanks for the warm welcome and for the tips.

If there's anyone around that can tell me about primer options in the UK I'd appreciate some advice. I'd like to use the stuff that Vans uses...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By galt1074
New Builder

Hello!!

I am now RV-7 builder 74755!!
I've ordered the tail kit, a couple of tool box and practice kits, a set of Cleveland tools and I've reset my garage from a woodshop to an aircraft factory.
The...
Forum: International 08-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,379
Posted By galt1074
Potential Work Around

Posting this for anyone in my position with the same issues:

**NOTE: I have to verify this before acting but it looks like it solves the problem**

Visiting US Forces to the UK are permitted to ship...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 59,184
Posted By galt1074
Baggage Capacity

Herb,

Do you know where I could get some ballpark weight and balance figures so I can run the numbers and make an estimate on how close I'd be to aft CG?

Greg
Forum: International 08-07-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,379
Posted By galt1074
Many Thanks!

Thanks for the warm welcome folks.

Many thanks for all of the ideas. I've got our base legal office looking into a couple things. Our household goods and vehicles are all shipped over here by the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 59,184
Posted By galt1074
Baggage Capacity

First, I'm brand new to the forums though I've been reading them for several years.
I'm considering building an RV-7 or 7A...providing I can figure out how to ship it over here to the UK where I'm...
Forum: International 08-04-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,379
Posted By galt1074
RV Shipping to the UK

My first post...

I'm US Air Force stationed for the next three years in the UK at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

This is probably a long shot but I'm wondering if anyone in here is in the same status...
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