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Forum: Tools Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,458
Posted By longranger
I just received my 460 today. Iím using it on an...

I just received my 460 today. Iím using it on an iPad mini and didnít get a picture at first. It worked fine after I remembered to go to Settings on the iPad and manually switch the WiFi to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By longranger
The I set the aileron position using a taut...

The I set the aileron position using a taut string with a loop tied in one end clecoed into the forward tooling hole in the leading edge rib, and the other end taped securely to the trailing edge...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By longranger
Vanís seems to have designed the fuselage so that...

Vanís seems to have designed the fuselage so that rain will run off without tending to run down between skins. (My Cessna 170 was NOT designed that way...)
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By longranger
Mark, you may have to joggle the inboard end of...

Mark, you may have to joggle the inboard end of the lower flap skin to allow the flapís trailing edge to come up to meet that of the aileron. If you droop the aileron to meet the flap, youíre going...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-11-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,095
Posted By longranger
The desire was too strong to...

The desire was too strong to resist...:p:

http://i67.tinypic.com/zsuzns.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,706
Posted By longranger
For a REAL ego boost, give furlongs per fortnight...

For a REAL ego boost, give furlongs per fortnight a try. 1 statute mph = 2,688 fpf.

On cross country flying, I seem to pay more attention to ETE than to speed in either set of units. Time is one set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By longranger
I always thought I wanted to build a wood...

I always thought I wanted to build a wood airplane, and the only reason I didnít start a Falco was the complexity and low completion rate. I still think itís one of the sharpest airplanes out...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 456,157
Posted By longranger
Iím with the others who think there needs to be a...

Iím with the others who think there needs to be a ďlikeĒ button. Very sharp!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By longranger
Hopefully you intended to say youíre going to...

Hopefully you intended to say youíre going to mount it on the vertical stabilizer. You donít want an antenna on a moveable control surface.
Forum: Safety 10-17-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,801
Posted By longranger
In the daylight, the majority of the time you...

In the daylight, the majority of the time you will break out of clouds, but night goes all the way to the ground whether VFR or IFR.;) You pays your money and takes your chances.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By longranger
I just finished replacing the entire forward spar...

I just finished replacing the entire forward spar assembly in my HS and just reamed and dimpled the outboard prepunched holes in the flanges on the HS-702 spar channels on the bench. The inboard spar...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,518
Posted By longranger
The mantra when I worked for a NASA contractor:...

The mantra when I worked for a NASA contractor: "Better, faster, cheaper. Pick two.";)
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By longranger
If you have properly radiused the bars to fit the...

If you have properly radiused the bars to fit the radius of the channels (in this case it takes more than just breaking the edges) and have more clecos outboard make sure they are lined up properly,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By longranger
I made a jig out of 0.125 aluminum stock. Details...

I made a jig out of 0.125 aluminum stock. Details here (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=longranger&project=2052&category=7733&log=148547&row=216). I was very pleased with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By longranger
If the gauge goes PAST max, you most likely have...

If the gauge goes PAST max, you most likely have a problem with the sensor, gauge, or wiring between the two. If it just reads ambient pressure all the time (when power is on), then itís probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By longranger
Also did a round trip to MERFI, where I drooled...

Also did a round trip to MERFI, where I drooled over a couple of RV-10s, one of which is Bob Leffler's.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By longranger
Just a thought: Did you check the line with...

Just a thought: Did you check the line with pressure or vacuum? In my career in instrumentation I saw plenty of instances when a line would hold pressure but wouldnít hold a vacuum.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By longranger
Could be a leaky hose between the port and the...

Could be a leaky hose between the port and the sender.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Sticky: Sticky Brakes
Views: 25,647
Posted By longranger
I recall someone doing something like this, but...

I recall someone doing something like this, but cross drilled the rod, used a washer or two and cotter pins.[/QUOTE]

Now I remember why I ordered that piece of 3/16Ē 4130 steel rod...:o Iím planning...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,162
Posted By longranger
Foreflightís weight and balance feature...

Foreflightís weight and balance feature automatically calculates the zero fuel condition and provides a warning if itís out of the envelope. The following is a sample loading on an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,986
Posted By longranger
The sheepskin covers in my 170 are cooler than...

The sheepskin covers in my 170 are cooler than the fabric ones were, and way cooler than some leather seats Iíve ridden in. I wasnít aware that they were available for the RV without DIY.:)
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-02-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 34,623
Posted By longranger
I still like the method of clamping the two...

I still like the method of clamping the two pieces of longeron angle back to back with the common leg loosely placed in a vise (not clamped in the vise) and applying body weight fore and aft to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By longranger
South Haven is a neat little town. Next time, try...

South Haven is a neat little town. Next time, try to make time to visit the Michigan Maritime Museum (https://www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/) and go for a short day sail on the tall ship Friends...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 65,038
Posted By longranger
I took delivery of the finish kit late Saturday...

I took delivery of the finish kit late Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning I had an hour or so to get started on unpacking and inventory before getting ready for Fathers Day festivities. So far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By longranger
I could be wrong, but I believe that the flange...

I could be wrong, but I believe that the flange with countersunk holes is the standard Vanís flange and is just shown for reference. The smaller flange fits down inside the existing flange and is...
Forum: International 05-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By longranger
Cool Thank you Mike. We’re in England for another 7-10...

Thank you Mike. We’re in England for another 7-10 days then a few days in Ireland before heading home. I know we are getting to Yorkshire at some point, but some friends of ours from the West...
Forum: International 05-12-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By longranger
Alnwick Castle?

My wife and I are visiting the UK from Michigan, and were at Alnwick Castle this afternoon (Saturday, May 12). We saw an RV(-6 or -7 I think) fly over at least twice. Anyone on here flying in that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,074
Posted By longranger
You do have buy a cell-capable iPad to have...

You do have buy a cell-capable iPad to have internal GPS, but you do not have to have a cell subscription to utilize the internal GPS.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 65,038
Posted By longranger
Another 30 minutes in the shop Friday, and I had...

Another 30 minutes in the shop Friday, and I had the right front spar out of the horizontal stabilizer, completing the first "R" in this R&R project. That blinding light in the upper left of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 65,038
Posted By longranger
Thank you Bob. Looking at now, I donít know why...

Thank you Bob. Looking at now, I donít know why there was ever any question about replacing the spars... :o
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 65,038
Posted By longranger
I've had the SB 14-01-31 repair kit for a couple...

I've had the SB 14-01-31 repair kit for a couple of years now, and thought I'd get it installed before attaching the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage. The number of enlarged holes in the spars,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By longranger
I borrowed a set of steel ones from John...

I borrowed a set of steel ones from John Harmon/EAA Chapter 71 in Bakersfield. (I lived in Tehachapi at the time.) They were the type that need to be anchored to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By longranger
This would seem like an excellent 3D printing...

This would seem like an excellent 3D printing project for someone.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By longranger
I bent the flange inboard slightly.

I bent the flange inboard slightly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By longranger
I just went through this a couple of weeks ago....

I just went through this a couple of weeks ago. Mine initially fit about like yours. Oddly enough, I also had more trouble with the left one than the right. I had to close the longitudinal angle a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By longranger
Go to the Tools forum and find the Diplay Options...

Go to the Tools forum and find the Diplay Options section below the list of threads. Find the pull-down menu that says “Last Month”, and select “Beginning”. Then go to the right and press “Show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By longranger
I couldnít find a good picture of my countersink...

I couldnít find a good picture of my countersink cage, but it is different from yours, having square notches instead of triangles, but the idea is the same. I only assume that one notch is 0.001...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By longranger
Here...

Here (http://mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=longranger&project=2052&category=7845&log=193987&row=5)ís what worked for me depending on sheet thickness and type of dies used (standard, tank,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By longranger
Phillip, I’m only a little bit ahead of you on my...

Phillip, I’m only a little bit ahead of you on my -7, having fit the wings and completed everything the manual says needs to be done with them on except fuel lines and wing root fairings (which come...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By longranger
I would think they would have this sorted out by...

I would think they would have this sorted out by now. This Marvel-Schebler float thing has been going back and forth at least since the 1980ís.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,573
Posted By longranger
I HOPE I get my RV-7 flying before itís eligible...

I HOPE I get my RV-7 flying before itís eligible for 2Ē numbers....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,686
Posted By longranger
I had a friend once who would throttle back to...

I had a friend once who would throttle back to prevent his GROUND SPEED from exceeding VNE. I worked on him for years before I left the area, but I donít think I ever did get through.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By longranger
Somewhere around 1 psi at about 240 mph. Itís a...

Somewhere around 1 psi at about 240 mph. Itís a square function, so itís only 1/4 psi at 120.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,547
Posted By longranger
I think the ďlongĒ James cowl is only longer...

I think the ďlongĒ James cowl is only longer between the front of the engine and spinner opening, to make room for the horizontal induction, and/or room for diffuser ducts between the cooling inlets...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By longranger
F-704 Conduit Holes

The last job I wanted to do before removing the wings is to determine a good place to add holes for additional conduit through the F-704 bulkhead. My main objective is to clear the W-716 stick to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By longranger
Ainsworth Minicipal Airport, et al. All visible.

Ainsworth Minicipal Airport, et al. All visible.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By longranger
Thank you Mani. I havenít researched exhaust very...

Thank you Mani. I havenít researched exhaust very extensively (yet), other than Iím fairly sure Iíll go with Vetterman, as they seem to have bolt-on solutions for the common configurations. I do see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By longranger
Thank you Carl. Good point on fresh engine...

Thank you Carl. Good point on fresh engine mounts. I donít mind ďwriting the big checkĒ, as Iíve been ready for that since I started the project, but Iím a very slow worker, and in the case of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By longranger
Thumbs up Thank you Bob. I was wondering if the fit of...

Thank you Bob. I was wondering if the fit of their air filter kit might have something to do with the extra .25 inch on the extension? As I said earlier I will verify with James before buying.

I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By longranger
Thumbs up Thanks for photo Mani! If you hadnít mentioned...

Thanks for photo Mani! If you hadnít mentioned it, I wouldnít have looked close enough to notice that it wasnít a -6 or -7 slider. That IS a nice looking combination! Itís very clear on the James...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By longranger
Thank you Bill, Iím pretty sure about going with...

Thank you Bill, Iím pretty sure about going with the compact hub metal BA prop, but thanks for the heads up in case I change my mind! Also, thanks for the tip on activating the prop pitch. Iím...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By longranger
Thanks Carl, that makes sense. How consistent are...

Thanks Carl, that makes sense. How consistent are (I)O-360 cases? Ie., could a red tagged case and crank be be used with a prop hub to fit the cowl? I didnít get this far on my HRII project when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By longranger
Thank you Bill. I managed to stumble onto that...

Thank you Bill. I managed to stumble onto that fact in my research over the last couple of days, but I did notice that Cleaveland only offers the full set in their online catalog. I should contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By longranger
What are the part numbers for the upper and lower...

What are the part numbers for the upper and lower intersection fairings? I recently received a parts list from Vans for an RV-7 finishing kit, and can't find them in the list. I have a friend with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By longranger
Cummins Spinner with James Cowl?

I'm planning on an IO-360-M1B (horizontal induction) on my tailwheel RV-7, and I like the looks and the apparent performance gains with the James cowl & plenum, so it looks like the "Extended Cowl...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,360
Posted By longranger
At risk of pushing this thread even further off...

At risk of pushing this thread even further off track, the only mag failure I ever had was one that checked good in the morning but was dead on the next run up that afternoon. I donít recall...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By longranger
I used two adjustable stands to keep twist out of...

I used two adjustable stands to keep twist out of the spars. I leveled each cross bar and tightened them in place. Even with the matched hole tooling there’s enough slop to introduce twist in those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,909
Posted By longranger
That has changed since I received my fuselage kit...

That has changed since I received my fuselage kit in April of 2012.

http://mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=longranger&project=2052&category=7420&log=189934&row=158 (bottom photo)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By longranger
I damaged mine in a similar way when final...

I damaged mine in a similar way when final drilling the tank skin to the baffle on my keft wing. A drill stop set very short would have prevented it. I sent photos to Vanís and they told me how to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 65,038
Posted By longranger
DR, thanks for the shoutout on the front page...

DR, thanks for the shoutout on the front page today! It moved the motivation meter to the right a notch or two.

PS: I didnít notice the typo until I read it on the front page, but I was in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 65,038
Posted By longranger
Thank you Jereme! This should have happened 2...

Thank you Jereme! This should have happened 2 years ago. There is NO excuse for this airplane not being done, being retired and having a heated hangar less than 30 seconds from the living the room...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 65,038
Posted By longranger
First RV-Grin From Inside the Future N904KM

I needed to remove the control column to adjust the stick angles, and couldn't reach it from outside the airplane, so I took the opportunity to document the first time sitting in the...
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