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Forum: RV-10 10-22-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Congrats!

Congrats Mike!!

Go Diamondcutters!!
Forum: Tools 09-25-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I have both and like the one handed operation of...

I have both and like the one handed operation of the pneumatic squeezer. It leaves the other hand open to stabilizing the work. That being said it took me a little practice to get used to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I wish I knew about the Cleaveland tie down kit...

I wish I knew about the Cleaveland tie down kit (http://http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Threaded-Tie-Down-Block-and-Ring-Kit/productinfo/RVTDK/#.W2moqmuWw-I). Tapping the aluminum wasn't fun plus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Thanks. Looks like I'm not the only one.

Thanks. Looks like I'm not the only one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Question Leading Edge Access Panel

Anyone else notice that the fit of the left leading edge access panel (the one for the stall warning mechanism) is a little off? There is about an 1/8" gap all around the access panel. All the...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Mike, Glad to see things are moving along. My...

Mike,

Glad to see things are moving along. My 5yo daughter likes to help put rivets in the holes. It takes 10x longer but it's way more fun!

Fellow Diamondcutter,
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,265
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Is there any concern that the rivet would pull...

Is there any concern that the rivet would pull through even though the grommet is superglued in? It looks like the head of the AACQ 4-4 rivets (.226) are smaller than the ¼” hole drilled in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,038
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Build on!

Looks good to me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,650
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I too learned these in the T-34. The instructors...

I too learned these in the T-34. The instructors weren't too crazy about demoing them but it taught me a valuable lesson as a student. There is a tendency for students to be afraid to roll in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Question Wing Stands

Anyone try any alternatives to the wing stands Vans recommends for holding the wings? Anyone skip the wing stands altogether and just do it on the worktable? I'm looking for something a little more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Did the same thing as you and Vans recommended...

Did the same thing as you and Vans recommended the above fix. Build...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I like the idea of building the tanks before the...

I like the idea of building the tanks before the wings. I built the flaps and ailerons but thought you would need the wing in the jig to do the tanks in order for everything to line up - especially...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,939
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Very timely. I got tired on searching through my...

Very timely. I got tired on searching through my bag 'o bits to find the correct one. Here is my (not so original) solution. There's no rhyme or reason to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Thanks for sharing your expertise Art. All good...

Thanks for sharing your expertise Art. All good things to think about.

I think I like the idea of blending it out the best. I don't know how I could reliably measure the depth but I'm guessing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Larry, It's on the relatively thin web near the...

Larry,

It's on the relatively thin web near the tip - not the thick aluminum parts.

I really want to believe Vans that it's fine but something keeps bugging me about it... At least I have some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Main Wing Spar Scratch

While inspecting my main wing spars, I noticed this scratch on the right spar near the tip. It is about 8 inches long. The anodized coating is not scratched off or through so it was there prior to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Thumbs up I built the ailerons and flaps first for the very...

I built the ailerons and flaps first for the very reasons you mentioned. Also for space management. I just finished the flaps and am about to dig into the mains spars but so far no issues with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I absolutely agree on having the right tool for...

I absolutely agree on having the right tool for the job. As with most things it comes down to preference. I do have a bandsaw and have tried using it on a few parts but have gone back to hand tools...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Hacksaw

Like Mike W said, use a hacksaw. I used a vise and hacksaw for cutting the W726 spacers to size and used my unibit for the hole. I would echo what others have said and drill the hole before cutting...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,334
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Definitely too deep

I made the same mistake on my flap spars. After I made the mistake I found Section 5.5 where Van's recommends 7 'clicks' past flush when countersinking to accept a skin dimple. That corresponds to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Question Advice Needed

So I botched the flap spars on my -8 and had to order new ones. That was after I final drilled them to the skins.

My question is should I redrill the flanges to the skins or just run a drill...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Thumbs up Van's answer

In case anyone ever searches for this in the future, here is the answer straight from Van's:

"Modify the washers as needed so all hardware and pats will mate up flat against one another. It’s...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Aileron A407 bracket

I've searched and searched and can't find anything on this which makes me worried I'm the only one who has this problem - never a good sign.

I'm almost finished riveting the ailerons on my RV-8...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 07-24-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,926
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I noticed the same thing. Unfortunately it makes...

I noticed the same thing. Unfortunately it makes you question the accuracy of the rest of the report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
One more data point: No wedges on my 2015 RV-8...

One more data point: No wedges on my 2015 RV-8 empennage.
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,839
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Building is my therapy. Although a licensed...

Building is my therapy. Although a licensed therapist would be much cheaper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,620
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Trimming lead

Any tips for shaping lead?

Just curious what you used to trim the lead. I'm at about the same stage and don't really like getting small pieces of lead shavings all over (I have small kids who like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I had to laugh. I can see it now - trying to...

I had to laugh. I can see it now - trying to explain to the wife... "Really honey, they're for the airplane..."
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Drilling Elevator Horns - Looking for drill bushing

I'm getting ready to drill my elevator horns and don't really feel like spending $20 for a bushing from Mcmaster Carr or chasing all over HD or some hobby shop to find something else that works.

If...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 145,847
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Planned arrival time 8:59 am.

Planned arrival time 8:59 am.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Question Backriveting elevator stiffeners

I wanted to get some advice on technique when backriveting the stiffeners to the elevators. Specifically when I set the rivets closest to the trailing edge bend, the mfg head on some of the rivets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 955
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Elevator Trim Tab Blocks

Anyone have any trim tab blocks that they used to form the trim tab they want to part with? I figure why make my own if someone already invented that wheel and wants to unload them. I'd be happy to...
Forum: Northeast 03-28-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,415
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Andover Flight Academy

You might look into Andover Flight Academy. It looks like it's about an hour from you. In full disclosure, I haven't used them but I've heard good things from others. ...
Forum: Primers 03-28-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,569
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Sounds like a challenge. Sorry, I couldn't...

Sounds like a challenge. Sorry, I couldn't resist...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,408
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Spanish pilot plans around the world flight in RV-8

Saw this on General Aviation News. Might be old news to some but it will be fun to follow. Hopefully Michel Gordillo is a part of the VAF community and can give us the inside scoop on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
HS-00005 Clearance

With the new HS-00003 doubler and HS-00005 and HS-00006 ribs the forward spar gets pretty crowded when it comes to drilling and riveting the spar. If you look at View B-B of DWG 3, you can see how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,624
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Paul, You, Charlie and I should grab a beer one...

Paul,

You, Charlie and I should grab a beer one of these days. I live a couple blocks from Charlie. You and I can learn from his mistakes!

- Glenn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,813
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Hear, Hear! Exactly what I was thinking.

Hear, Hear!

Exactly what I was thinking.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,516
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Fly the airplane. I don't think the canopy...

Fly the airplane.

I don't think the canopy opening will materially affect the aerodynamics. People get in trouble trying to unnecessarily complicate things. It will be a bit windy and distracting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,516
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Question Question: Second hand Empennage

I'm thinking about purchasing a second hand RV-8 empennage kit. The kit in question is about 10 years old and hasn't been started.

What are some issues that I need to look out for when purchasing...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,448
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
ebook?

Is there an ebook version? Then you don't have to worry about running out of stock and that would appeal to an even larger audience.

I'm ignorant on the logistics of e-publishing or any publishing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,255
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
It might be easier to get a new wife. Just...

It might be easier to get a new wife.

Just kidding.... sort of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,361
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Status?

Does anyone know where the videos are currently or did the exchange idea get squashed? Just checking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,875
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
As others have said, it doesn't make a whole lot...

As others have said, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to acquire a competitor and then compete against yourself. If they were truly interested in utilizing the resources of each other, there are...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-14-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,863
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I just finished my instrument rating last month...

I just finished my instrument rating last month and did all my training on steam gauges. That was one of the first questions I asked my instructor and he recommended steam gauges first then...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,097
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I, for one, think that all the ranting and back...

I, for one, think that all the ranting and back and forth about this is a good thing. Just look at how many views this thread has had so far - 5,000+. You’ve already done a good job of raising...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,054
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Moving to N. NJ area

Mike,

I also sent you a PM. I'll be relocating to the N. NJ area, not far from where you are, in the next few months. While I've always dreamed of an -8, a -10 would be a great family truckster...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,545
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
CAFE Report

You can click here (http://cafefoundation.org/v2/research_aprs.php) then click on the RV-8A report.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-15-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,827
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I'm in!

Will,

I'm in! I signed up on the website and made my donation. I've always wanted to fly to the Bahamas and this is a great opportunity to do so and make a difference.

Only catch is I need a seat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,804
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Did a six month Med cruise on the Big E. Good...

Did a six month Med cruise on the Big E. Good times - and not so great ones too! I just happen to be in Norfolk a couple weekends ago and saw her at the pier before she left. I have to admit, I got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Evernote

I use Evernote to keep track of and catalog building tips even though I'm a ways off from building. You can create a notebook for each kit and tag each note with multiple tags to make it easier to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 01-27-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Andrew, While I don't have an RV yet, I live...

Andrew,

While I don't have an RV yet, I live just up the road from you in Columbia Heights. It's always great to here from another interested RVer who lives in the District. Let me know if you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-17-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,820
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
I knew there was a good reason I was saving my...

I knew there was a good reason I was saving my old flight suits. I just hope I still fit in them when the time comes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,631
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Congrats!

This sounds like a major accomplishment (anything having to do with the FAA is!). For the uneducated, can someone explain the signifcance of being designated an Air Agency?

Thanx!
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-13-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,823
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
T-6 Texan II JPATS

Paul,

While it's not a fighter, the T-6 Texan II (http://www.baseops.net/militarypilot/t6.html) has a tip over canopy design. I'd fly it in a heartbeat! Bunch of my friends have plenty of time...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,101
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Question VFR or IFR?

Stephen,

Do you mind me asking, did you fly the entire trip VFR?

Ditto the desire to make the trip to the Caribbean someday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,835
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Cost difference?

Can someone give a quick back of the envelope cost difference between a FP and CS setup? Including everything from prop, govenor, etc. Also, any ongoing difference in maintenance? I realize it will...
Forum: Florida (North) 02-11-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Love the Chamblin Book Mine! I used to live right...

Love the Chamblin Book Mine! I used to live right down the road and passed by it on my way to NAS Jax everyday. I stopped in and found a year book from my college dating back to 1969. I just...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-28-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,946
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Perfect timing for those of us battling the snow...

Perfect timing for those of us battling the snow in the NE. Reminds me that summer will be back someday. Thanx!
Forum: Tools 12-17-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Bladerunner?

Any of you experienced builders see any value to the below tool? Or would you stick to the tried and true band saw. I realize it's your typical, hyped up infomercial but I thought maybe, just maybe...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-19-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,436
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Truly motivating! Bill, as you can probably...

Truly motivating!

Bill, as you can probably tell, I was a Navy S-3B guy in my former life living in DC now. Would love to connect with some RV folks in the DC area.

OBTW, is Team RV based out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By NavyS3BNFO
Learning Curve?

This question if for all those multiple offenders out there:

How steep was the learning curve from building your first RV to your second (or third or fourth)?

And do I need to seek professional...
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