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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By cdeerinck
Smothing the sign

Does anyone have ideas on the best way to smooth the jaggies left by the stepper motors that cut the front of the Vans sign?

I have been using a Scotch-Brite pad, but it is going very slowly. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By cdeerinck
Absolutely not. the true purpose of the sign is...

Absolutely not. the true purpose of the sign is to finally end the Primer Wars. The sole point of buying the sign is to have a model of what would happen to your plane had you not primed it. (That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By cdeerinck
Question The Sign

Am I the only one who ordered the sign, but wrapped it up as a Christmas present, so I would spend December working on my airplane instead of the sign?

I'm a tortured soul who is nearing the end of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By cdeerinck
Angry Grease gun fool

Ok, I admit it, in some areas I seem to be a total fool. So I'm asking for some advice as I obviously have no clue on this one.

I have a grease gun, with appropriate grease for my wheel bearings. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By cdeerinck
She did good

Wow, what a testament to great parenting. I don't even know you other than reading your posts here, but I am near tears after reading your post. Your Mom did awesome raising you, and I'm sure she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By cdeerinck
I got a very cogent answer here (that agrees with...

I got a very cogent answer here (that agrees with both of what you wrote): http://twisted-wrench.com/Experimental.html

The short of it is that my annual (not everyones) is called for in my Operating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By cdeerinck
Scott - Thanks for the quick reply. Can you...

Scott - Thanks for the quick reply. Can you point me to something specific regarding the "non application note". Are you referring to 43.1 (b) or something else? Experimentals still need to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By cdeerinck
Question A question of legality

Here is the situation: An Experimental aircraft that was not amateur-built, but was issued an Experimental Airworthiness for Exhibition, has a panel rebuilt and new avionics installed by the owner. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By cdeerinck
Is this the stuff?

Is this the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Wheel bolts

Can anyone tell me the "why" behind why two of the four bolts holding the axel to the gear are reversed? I have read "for clearance", but that doesn't make sense to me. It seems they would be much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By cdeerinck
With pics

I was able to send this to Sam, but figured out a way to host a picture, so for everyone else who is curious, here it is:

http://cdeerinck.asuscomm.com:8080/images/inner-skirt-557.jpeg
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By cdeerinck
No pix

I don't currently have a way to post a picture, but I finished the inside of mine with a Wasp patterned carbon fiber that I got from FibreGlast. The rollbar is done in matte black, and black...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By cdeerinck
Panel Pics

All of the breakers are ECB's in a VPX-Pro.
Here are the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Yes you can

You can absolutely wire them up to drive either +12 or Ground. I have many wired both ways. You can also wire them to light up when closed or open.

Think of it this way:
1) The LED needs +12 and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,465
Posted By cdeerinck
Question The 90 fitting

Can anyone give me specifics on the 90 fitting? Is it not in the FWF kit? If not, can anyone provide a source and part number?

How does Vans suggest this connection be made?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,607
Posted By cdeerinck
Just a data point

Just a data point here. I was in Davis, CA two days ago.
At the airport (EDU) the price of 100LL was $4.07 ($4.02 if pre-paid), and the price for 87 at the pump was $3.87.

I was suprised at only a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By cdeerinck
Can't do it

Between the battery and master contactor, and between the battery and the starter solenoid, you can't really put a fuse or an ANL in-line. They need hundreds of amps to start (for a very short...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By cdeerinck
Paint wont stick

If your intent is to paint it afterward, I don't think anything will remove 100% of the Silicone in the RTV such that paint will stick.

I'm sure we will all be interested in the path you choose to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By cdeerinck
12 feet

From wingtip to end of the control rod, just about 12' exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By cdeerinck
Talking Mount for System 32 EFII Controller

If any of you would like to get an EFII System 32, but lack the panel space for the controller, I just finished the design of mine and would be more than happy to email the plans to anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Need a new tube

While assembling my wheels for the first time, I managed to pinch the washer around the tube stem while tightening the rims. I only discovered this because I had to re-split the wheels for an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By cdeerinck
Much thanks

Gentleman, thanks for the quick helpful replies. I proceeded as you suggested, and they came out great.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By cdeerinck
Fairing Interference with Grove foil gear

These are Grove airfoiled gear on an RV-8. Due to the bend, there is some interference between them and the U-807 fairing bracket.

Can I get any advice on how others have dealt with this?

Do I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By cdeerinck
Exclamation Warning, Tinypic is going away !!!

I was preparing a post here, and uploading a picture to TinyPic today, and got a message on their website saying it was closing up shop soon. (not enough revenue)

Unfortunately, that means that all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,698
Posted By cdeerinck
Exclamation Don't

I would say "don't file a claim". I ran into this with my glider. My first claim was small. I asked the insurance company if I should file or not. They said, of course, that is what we are here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By cdeerinck
Robert - Sounds exactly like something that would...

Robert - Sounds exactly like something that would be perfect for me. He is still teaching it. I just sent him an email, so I get the course# correct. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By cdeerinck
Oops, you are correct. NPT threads on brake...

Oops, you are correct. NPT threads on brake pedals. Not on AN fittings. Those are no sealant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Lubricants, Antisieze, Sealants, Gasket makers, etc...

Lubricants, Antisieze, Sealants, Gasket makers, etc...

It seems that each time I have to use one of these, the install instructions call for something I have never used before.

This time, I need...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,688
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Teardown?

Bruce,

Any chance of you doing a teardown to find the specific cause?
If you are not interested in doing that, I would be more than happy to.

I'm curious if it is corrosion, a broken lead, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By cdeerinck
The reason you turn them over, is so you torque...

The reason you turn them over, is so you torque the nut from the bottom. Torquing the bolt can give very different values, especially in this case when the bolt goes through so many parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By cdeerinck
Talking Don't ever give up, make the network work for you

About a month ago, I was reading a post of many years ago (here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=130904)) about RV-8 Bolt Retainers. They spare you from having to get into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By cdeerinck
Racing

Mine is in fact Exhibition/Racing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By cdeerinck
To clarify

To clarify, it isn't Amateur-built, nor built in the US, just Experimental.
I will check the Operating Limitations and Special Airworthiness Certificate to see what they say.

My best understanding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Changing an Experimental Minimum Equipment List

My questions below are not RV specific, but I am pretty sure would be of interest to RV owners.

In doing forum searches here, it seems that many (maybe most or nearly all) RV's do not have a Minimum...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,307
Posted By cdeerinck
Smile We listen

Walt,

Some of us really do listen, and often in silence.

In my case, after reading posts here, I go back to something I thought was good, but had an aspect that didn't sit quite right with me. I...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,301
Posted By cdeerinck
Question A FADEC?

It said "The FADEC and speed sensor are being retained for further examination".
Did it really have a full FADEC in it? I didn't know any were available for RVs. Is this really a "semi-FADEC", or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Pictures of Exhaust Mounts

I have an RV-8 with a Lycoming IO-360 and I'm mounting Vetterman Dual Muffler exhaust pipes. I am trying to figure out the tailpipe mounts. They came with a 2-d diagram, and I understand the parts,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,668
Posted By cdeerinck
Justin - No rudder pedals? Due to this post, I...

Justin - No rudder pedals?

Due to this post, I bought x-Plane, a Thrustmaster (I know) Hotas stick and throttle, and Logitech rudder pedals.

I took off in a C-172, and it felt about right. I then...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By cdeerinck
Best to check

Brian - I do not know. Best to check with them. They did respond very quickly and were super helpful when I had questions.
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up This is the bomb

https://aithreaviation.com/products/aithre-shield-ex

Connects to Dynon SkyView, Garmin G3X and Advanced Flight Avionics. They can log the data.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,775
Posted By cdeerinck
Not so good

IFR100, I'm pretty sure this would NOT make the original builder happy, as he has repeatedly stated that it should never be considered airworthy again.

I am curious what you did to it, so as to...
Forum: Tools 05-14-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up My strongest referral

More than 5 years ago, I became aware of a new (for me) tool company. Tekton. I got my first tool, and really like it. So each time I needed a new tool, I would check to see if they had one first....
Forum: Tools 05-14-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,647
Posted By cdeerinck
I don't see the problem, they are even...

I don't see the problem, they are even color-coded to help you sort them out.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By cdeerinck
Converting it

Oh, and if you want to stick with your old sump, I just did the reverse on my motor. It's pretty easy (at least it was for me, and all new parts).
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-07-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By cdeerinck
I have a vertical sump

I have a vertical sump for sale here on VAF.
It came off a new Thunderbolt IO-360.

I can maybe cut you a deal.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=170991
Forum: Propellers 05-07-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By cdeerinck
Sabre helped

Sabre was able to get me the info I needed.

Long story short, the bolts are on the prop already as sent from MT. I just needed to pull it out of the box to confirm that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By cdeerinck
Very good ideas

Thanks, guys, two very good points you made.

1) I am electrically dependent, so I will definitely not go through a single point.
2) I will check out the fusible link, and run two of them.

As usual,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Multi-purposing an ANL fuse

My primary Alternator is rated at 60 amps, and my back up is rated at 40.
Only one can ever generate current at a time (they are on a shared toggle).

Is there any reason not to run both of them...
Forum: Propellers 05-05-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Bolt length for MT 3 blade

Can anyone tell me the correct bolt lengths to use on a standard Lycoming 360 and an MTV12B/183-59B propellor?

They are 1/2 bolts but didn't come with either the engine or the prop.

Saber has them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By cdeerinck
It's the fuel

It's not ACS, it's the price of fuel. Shipping charges everywhere are going up a lot.

Do as RV7Charlie recommended, and use USPS. It's way cheaper!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By cdeerinck
Because the devices that "listen" to them don't...

Because the devices that "listen" to them don't like to share (or so I have been told). Two for the ECUs for redundant electronic ignition, and one for the Skyview, so I can see what the pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By cdeerinck
Not a pass-thru

I already have my pass throughs done. I am just talking about the items that mount to the firewall itself. I don't want to penetrate the firewall with all those mounting bolts (or plate nuts).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Reducing Firewall Penetrations

I have a bunch of stuff that needs to be mounted on the engine side of the firewall:

Ammeter Shunt
Starter Contactor
3 MAP sensors
Fuel pressure sensor
etc... the list goes on...


The problem...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By cdeerinck
Steve - Thanks, that helps a lot. Great pics,...

Steve - Thanks, that helps a lot. Great pics, but evidently my pipes are very different (perhaps because they are for an RV-8). I have a captured slip joint about 6 inches on pipes 1 and 2, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By cdeerinck
Question EGT Probe location

I am getting ready to drill holes for the Dynon EGT probes in my Vetterman dual muffler exhaust.

In reading, I have learned the following:
1) Clock them any way that works for you, but keep them the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By cdeerinck
Ok, great idea, and now I feel like a fool. That...

Ok, great idea, and now I feel like a fool. That is one of the reasons I was curious to post this here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Handling Conflicting Instructions

I am curious about how people here deal with conflicting instructions. Not necessarily a specific situation, but just in general.

Here is one that I ran into today while installing a throttle body...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Painting a Cold Sump

I am adding a Superior Cold Sump (it looks like anodized gold) to my IO-360 Thunderbolt engine (painted black and red).

Aesthetics aside, are there any reasons for or against painting the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,494
Posted By cdeerinck
An old dead thread

I know this is a 10 year old thread, but just in case someone comes along in the future, I think here it the publication your were originally asking...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up I reached out to Cleaveland Tool, and they sent...

I reached out to Cleaveland Tool, and they sent me this link:

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/8-SCREW-DIMPLER-SET/productinfo/1026/#.XKJP9qeZNSN

I agree that the nail puller didn't give such great...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By cdeerinck
Smile Thanks!

No only answers, but good answers, and a variety of choices!

I really appreciate you guys taking the time to help. Thank you!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By cdeerinck
Question An oddball dimpling question

I have the need to put two holes in my fuselage skin. To be specific, the F-820-L-1 on an RV-8.

The bolt for the holes will be an AN509-8R10, which has a 100 degree countersunk head. So I will use...
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