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Forum: Tools Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By iwannarv
I just purchased a single cylinder direct drive,...

I just purchased a single cylinder direct drive, oiled compressor, thinking it would be quieter.

Its not.

Spend the money and buy a 2 stage, belt drive, oiled compressor.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By iwannarv
Mel, do you think this type of primer would hold...

Mel, do you think this type of primer would hold up to being dimpled after being sprayed?
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,288
Posted By iwannarv
+2

I plan on attending, along with a coworker (Both -10 builders). As long as we get away from tent/booth setup. Hope to meet you all there!
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By iwannarv
I think in most cases, you will see some...

I think in most cases, you will see some knife-edging, per most experiences on the board with the trailing edge wedge. I experienced this as well, but had no issue getting the assembly together and...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-19-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By iwannarv
I always seem to step and and think.... Is what I...

I always seem to step and and think.... Is what I just did a good result, or is it crap? Find a local builder/mentor who is willing to stop by and take a look periodically to help ease your mind as...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By iwannarv
Anybody using this painting method on a -10 vs...

Anybody using this painting method on a -10 vs layers of fiberglass? I haven't had much time around -10, Columbia, Cirrus types to see their window completion setups. I know the gap would still exist...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By iwannarv
I agree this is what I was told previously, with...

I agree this is what I was told previously, with the need to have both, possibly. Will wait till flight.
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By iwannarv
Thanks.... A riveted metal tab was what I was...

Thanks.... A riveted metal tab was what I was referring to, not a cut out servo controlled tab as part of the rudder. Will move on and stick with the spring bias only.
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By iwannarv
Rudder Trailing Edge Trim Tab

I am coming up on the step of riveting my rudder trailing edge. I am planning ahead and would like to add a trim tab for future adjustment. Question I have is how large of tab, and what relative...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,887
Posted By iwannarv
I fly an RV8 off a fairly rough grass airstrip....

I fly an RV8 off a fairly rough grass airstrip. One direction on the runway there is a dip that is a guarantee to bounce you into the air. 2 up it will settle back to the ground. 1 up it might stay...
Forum: Midwest 12-05-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By iwannarv
I canít speak to Salida, but the airport manager...

I canít speak to Salida, but the airport manager (Jill) just up the road in Buena Vista is a great person to work with. She has done really good things to get the BV airport pointed in a good...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By iwannarv
I use the deburring bit from Cleveland Tool...

I use the deburring bit from Cleveland Tool chucked in a small electric screwdriver. It works great, but like other deburring bits, it is a countersink so you need to take it easy with light to no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,423
Posted By iwannarv
I as well, am a long ways out.... but I do a lot...

I as well, am a long ways out.... but I do a lot of window shopping. I specifically asked about the VAT fee (import tax).

Here is the reply from the owner of the company, I believe:


Thank you for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,423
Posted By iwannarv
So back to post #1.... has anybody tried these? I...

So back to post #1.... has anybody tried these? I emailed the company for some general import questions and got a quick and friendly reply.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,688
Posted By iwannarv
Ed, It looks like you installed the heat shield...

Ed,

It looks like you installed the heat shield mat underneath all bolted items through the firewall, including the engine mount? Or is the mat cut out in all those areas?

Which heat mat product...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,658
Posted By iwannarv
On the -10 I had the same for the elevator...

On the -10 I had the same for the elevator counterweight ribs. They were pre- dimpled in spots, but also already fluted. I thought they were used returned parts so I requested new. They sent new by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By iwannarv
I'm reviving this as I'd like to know who is a...

I'm reviving this as I'd like to know who is a readily available distributor for click bond fasteners and if we can apply them over akzo.

I am looking at these as an alternative to caterpillar...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By iwannarv
Similar thing. I was sooo careful faceting the...

Similar thing. I was sooo careful faceting the Vertical Stabilizer nose ribs to not get the outward dents in the skin. I still got them. Annoying but I decided to build on and learn from the mistake,...
Forum: Tools 08-15-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By iwannarv
I dimpled for the first time on an RV10 Vertical...

I dimpled for the first time on an RV10 Vertical Stabilizer skin over the last weekend. I have both DRDT-2 and C Frame. I made a test sheet with about 8 holes lined up side by side.

I found that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,201
Posted By iwannarv
Work with your extension agent as you have...

Work with your extension agent as you have already done so. There are formulas of 2,4D acids that are very low to no volatility, and would help saften up the possibility of getting somebody's garden....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,054
Posted By iwannarv
Practice, plus, with all these new LED...

Practice, plus, with all these new LED landing/taxi light combinations I figure you can build a little overkill and light the runway up almost to daylight.
Forum: Interiors 07-14-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By iwannarv
Looks great! Question, although I like everything...

Looks great! Question, although I like everything that Aerosport makes for the RV10, what has made Classic Aero, Flightline, etc, back out of making products for the -10, and virtually allow...
Forum: Northwest 07-13-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By iwannarv
I flew there a few years ago in a Super Cub. I,...

I flew there a few years ago in a Super Cub. I, too, wouldn't mind a relocation to that area. A couple options close (Rigby, Blackfoot), but from my experience the Idaho Falls Regional was incredibly...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-22-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By iwannarv
Have a great flight! Wish I could take you up on...

Have a great flight! Wish I could take you up on the offer to ride the whole way (I have family west of Portland), but my weekend schedule will not allow it. I am beginning a -10 build and would like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By iwannarv
I have flown into Buena Vista for several years...

I have flown into Buena Vista for several years (family vacation spot). They are very accommodating, but hangar situation is hit and miss if it's available. They have a large nice hangar but in the...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By iwannarv
I purchased the Isham kit with a few changes....

I purchased the Isham kit with a few changes. Isham was great to work with and includes the DRDT and pneumatic squeezer you referenced. Planetools.com

He makes his RV10 kit include a few extras...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,050
Posted By iwannarv
That route through the Rockies should be fairly...

That route through the Rockies should be fairly docile given your attention to the winds. I always try for 2k above the pass/peaks if possible. Although I do not classify myself as a 'mountain...
Forum: Primers 06-08-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,228
Posted By iwannarv
Thanks - I intend only on doing this to interior...

Thanks - I intend only on doing this to interior surfaces when they are ready to prime. Not on the exterior surfaces or rivet lines. I'll let a pro painter do that prep (someday, hopefully).
Forum: Primers 06-08-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,228
Posted By iwannarv
Reviving an old thread here..... I plan on...

Reviving an old thread here.....

I plan on going the scuff/clean/Akzo route. Those who did this process BEFORE dimpling, did it hold up well?

I hope to prime in larger parts batches before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,045
Posted By iwannarv
Good to hear, Bill, and glad you found a safe...

Good to hear, Bill, and glad you found a safe landing spot. Hope all goes well in transporting home and hope to catch you out west sometime.
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By iwannarv
Does somebody have a photo showing the skin on...

Does somebody have a photo showing the skin on and dimples showing for a visual?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,045
Posted By iwannarv
Bill is very active in the western KS EAA 377...

Bill is very active in the western KS EAA 377 chapter. Last I knew he was also building a (scratch build) Bearhawk. I don't know him hardly, personally, but maybe somebody active on the forum that...
Forum: Safety 07-10-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,181
Posted By iwannarv
The smooth straight pull to 5g is not always the...

The smooth straight pull to 5g is not always the issue, but the bank angle as well. We all read the stories on here of the 'rolling g's'.
Forum: Safety 07-10-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,181
Posted By iwannarv
Good post Mike. Correct me if I'm wrong here,...

Good post Mike.

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but is the chance at these type of accidents greatly incresed by the pilot's reaction to get the nose up and slowed down right away (NOW?).

Taking...
Forum: Midwest 06-08-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By iwannarv
Sent a message to Greenwood airport manager and...

Sent a message to Greenwood airport manager and got an almost immediate response with hangar/fuel pricing and availability. Not too bad, what I'd normally expect at a GA airport. Looks like a good...
Forum: Midwest 06-07-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By iwannarv
Flying to Indianapolis

I have a National Sales Meeting to attend next week in Indianapolis, IN. Looking for recommendations in case I decide to fly. Fairly slim chance right now (need VFR) but looking at Eagle Creek. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,886
Posted By iwannarv
There has been an asking for a pre-punched and...

There has been an asking for a pre-punched and LSA -4 option for quite some time as well. Haven't seen much news on it but the Cougar that the Sport Aircraft/Panther folks would fill that need as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Posted By iwannarv
GoPro Hero Mounts

I've searched the forums and found some info on GoPro mounts but I'd like to see a thread that has pictures of several different styles of mounts in one place.

My wife got me a Hero3+ recently and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,581
Posted By iwannarv
Different Story Here....

I worked on a company project where we had a hangar with a 70' x 14' Higher Power door. I became so fed up with the door that I will never recommend nor ever personally purchase another HP door. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,412
Posted By iwannarv
Agreed - Sunday was a blast. Much better...

Agreed - Sunday was a blast. Much better racing/competition - weather probably helped.

I'd use Saturday qualifying day as a loose day/check it out but don't have to see it all - with the finals...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,434
Posted By iwannarv
My wife and I aren't large people (I'm 5'9" 170lb...

My wife and I aren't large people (I'm 5'9" 170lb wife is 5'5" 120lb). We are used to flying an -8 and have never sat in a side x side RV till this year at OSH. My wife thinks she would like the side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,988
Posted By iwannarv
Hey Paul, sent you a message at your ironflight...

Hey Paul, sent you a message at your ironflight email,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,988
Posted By iwannarv
Glad you made it out, Paul. I was at both Jabara...

Glad you made it out, Paul. I was at both Jabara and Stearman (via SuperCub) this morning, but didn't see Val so I figured you were still in route. Enjoy your stay and safe travels the next couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,988
Posted By iwannarv
Hey Paul, I live 40 miles up the road in...

Hey Paul,

I live 40 miles up the road in Hutchinson. Jabara is a pretty nice airport and is probably your best bet. Lots of corporate aviation and general aviation traffic mixed. Wichita Mid...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-19-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,934
Posted By iwannarv
Can't offer fly in advice - but enjoy Savannah....

Can't offer fly in advice - but enjoy Savannah. Beautiful place, and I highly recommend The Old Pink House if you're up for a high class dinner. Neat bar in the basement too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,101
Posted By iwannarv
Vans teaming up with other manufacturer?

It would be great to see Vans team up with another kit manufacture to offer that high wing option.

Take the Bearhawk Patrol. The design already exists - it looks like an attractive option. Good slow...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-13-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,412
Posted By iwannarv
Thumbs up Big Group!

We grabbed up several tickets and plan to make a big weekend out of it! Not sure yet if transportation from KS will be by car or air yet, but hope to drop in and see several RVers if there is a...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,441
Posted By iwannarv
Sig, Thank you for your timely post. I am...

Sig,

Thank you for your timely post. I am planning a trip with my grandfather this summer in his SuperCub. Our route has changed based on his (vacation) location that will take us up the central...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,003
Posted By iwannarv
I had thought about going the same route -...

I had thought about going the same route - Getting an IPad Mini WIFI, and using a bad elf or external GPS.

I've heard mixed reviews about the GPS coverage with strait 4g coverage. Some never lose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,932
Posted By iwannarv
Frequently had that exact same dream as a...

Frequently had that exact same dream as a child.

Pierre may find this amusing - Although I don't fly AG I work with aerial applicators fairly frequently. I have the 'power line dream' where I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,151
Posted By iwannarv
Got a .3 solo hop in a Super Cub. Fun to slow...

Got a .3 solo hop in a Super Cub. Fun to slow down and putt around at 500ft with no worries,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,253
Posted By iwannarv
Not sure why it would be listed as an option, but...

Not sure why it would be listed as an option, but there was an RV4 with an Innodyne turbine at one time. You can find it on YouTube,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,715
Posted By iwannarv
Mopar, I was in a similar situation as you. In...

Mopar,

I was in a similar situation as you. In high school I was pretty set on wanting to become a corporate driver, but at the time I was graduating high school in 2007, a full program flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,795
Posted By iwannarv
While not an 'RV' grin.. I do have a unique...

While not an 'RV' grin.. I do have a unique story.

In college a couple years ago I was flying skydivers in Kansas. We had a family that was there on a reunion/vacation, and about 8 of them (mainly...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 127,567
Posted By iwannarv
now...

Will it be available with a tailwheel and a slider?????
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,114
Posted By iwannarv
Would somebody thinking of going the 'very'...

Would somebody thinking of going the 'very' experimental route, go with more of a C-180/RV8 type gear, or go with the engine-mount rod gear like the -6/7.

With the larger airplane, I think builders...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,053
Posted By iwannarv
Plus... I'm certain there are several well...

Plus...

I'm certain there are several well built paralell valve 360's out there that are pumping out 190+ horsepower. Many of the builders can tune fuel injection, flow match cylinders, etc to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,657
Posted By iwannarv
Travel Trailer?

Any place to put a cheap, small (16ft) travel trailer close by? Many old ones can be found in the low thousands... If you don't have power, no huge deal I guess. At least a decent bed, propane stove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,117
Posted By iwannarv
In my experience, the first time it had to be...

In my experience, the first time it had to be sent to OKC for further review. After that my AME was able to grant additional medicals on the spot. When I got my 2nd class, however, it again had to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,117
Posted By iwannarv
Good to see an ag pilot chime in. My current job...

Good to see an ag pilot chime in. My current job in the ag supply industry includes a project working closely with aerial applicators. It is something that I do have an itch to do, maybe, someday....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,117
Posted By iwannarv
HA! My family went to Disney World when I was...

HA! My family went to Disney World when I was young, and we went to a 3D movie. I never got what was supposed to be so cool about it :confused: , till my first flight physical many years later. Up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,117
Posted By iwannarv
Monocular Visioned Pilots

Hey all,

I've wondered for awhile how many other pilots on the board may have a 'monocular vision' impairment. This is a sort of random thought that crossed my mind this evening.

I was a very...
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