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Forum: Primers 07-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By tims88
I use the same attachment but I found it at Home...

I use the same attachment but I found it at Home Depot. I find that only a minute or two of mixing Part A with that attachment is needed to return it to the same consistency it was when I first got...
Forum: Primers 05-22-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By tims88
I have not used that PPG primer but I have used...

I have not used that PPG primer but I have used Stewart Systems EkoPoxy which is water based, non-toxic, and carcinogen free. It has worked well for me so far. I have found that EkoPoxy starts to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By tims88
Hi Chad, I think Bob may have been referring to...

Hi Chad, I think Bob may have been referring to the section of the VPX manual that offers a couple ideas for how to build a backup circuit to bypass the VPX in the event of a VPX failure. It's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-25-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,824
Posted By tims88
I've seen the same thing with my Cleaveland...

I've seen the same thing with my Cleaveland dimple dies, which I've used for all of my empennage work so far. Some older dies that I'm borrowing from another builder create dimples that don't leave...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,948
Posted By tims88
Since no one else has really answered your...

Since no one else has really answered your question about static wicks yet, I'll just point out that you can find more than a few threads on the subject through the forum's the search function. There...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By tims88
Personally I believe it has more to do with the...

Personally I believe it has more to do with the dies than the tool as long as a proper amount of pre-load is used on the DRDT-2. I have both a DRDT-2 and a C-frame and with the same dies I cannot see...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By tims88
When I riveted the skins to the front spar I...

When I riveted the skins to the front spar I first did maybe every 10th rivet before doing every other rivet down the line. I have no idea if it was actually necessary to do it that way or not, but I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By tims88
I obsessed over the proper counter sink depth for...

I obsessed over the proper counter sink depth for a while. It really bugged me that chapter 5's recommendation of seven clicks past flush wasn't deep enough to allow the dimpled part to fit perfectly...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By tims88
I've been using EkoPoxy to prime my RV-10. It's...

I've been using EkoPoxy to prime my RV-10. It's quite durable in my opinion, but I've found that it needs about 48 hours to cure enough for me to be comfortable working with the parts. After 48...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,543
Posted By tims88
Take a quick look at this recent thread about the...

Take a quick look at this recent thread about the same issue: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=152064

Post #20 in the thread says that he showed the dimples to a very...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By tims88
I'm very glad to hear that birddog since my...

I'm very glad to hear that birddog since my dimples and rivets seem to look the same. I originally posted in this thread thinking I would be able to reassure you that everything was ok but I've been...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By tims88
I am using Cleaveland dies that say CAT426-3 on...

I am using Cleaveland dies that say CAT426-3 on the side of them so they are the right dies for the rivets. I have some older dimple dies from another builder that I did a quick comparison with on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By tims88
I think I got my picture links fixed.

I think I got my picture links fixed.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By tims88
After seeing this thread I took a look at the...

After seeing this thread I took a look at the rivets in my finished rudder, which I did with the DRDT2 and the Cleaveland dies, and they look about the same as the ones in the original post. I have a...
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By tims88
Thanks Patrick. I was assuming I would use a...

Thanks Patrick. I was assuming I would use a Garmin Virb or GoPro but I've got such a long time until I'm finished that I'll wait and see what is available then.

You're probably right that the...
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By tims88
Reinforce VS top rib for conduit?

I'm considering installing conduit in my vertical stabilizer to run a cable through it to power a camera. I did email Van's about this since it will require drilling a hole in the top rib of the VS...
Forum: RV-10 06-29-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By tims88
I completely removed those notches. I used a...

I completely removed those notches. I used a coarse file on them until I couldn't feel them anymore and then I touched up the entire edge using a hand held grinder with a 2 inch scotch brite wheel.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-17-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,312
Posted By tims88
Looks like you're off to a great start! I only...

Looks like you're off to a great start!

I only started my 10 in January but I haven't had any problems with my clecos binding yet and I haven't heard of other people lubricating theirs. Maybe yours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,679
Posted By tims88
I went with a cheap headset when I started my...

I went with a cheap headset when I started my lessons and I can't wait to upgrade it. It has worked well for the 5 years I've had it but I've learned that after about 3 hours it becomes more of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By tims88
Oops, got my part numbers confused. Sorry about...

Oops, got my part numbers confused. Sorry about that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By tims88
Check out this recent thread on the same topic:...

Check out this recent thread on the same topic: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148089&highlight=flute

I'm just about to this step in my build so I'll be doing the same thing...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,692
Posted By tims88
I had a similar experience but I read and re-read...

I had a similar experience but I read and re-read (several times) the part in section 5 about this issue and I still ended up with small dimples. It makes me feel a little better knowing that so many...
Forum: Primers 03-01-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,422
Posted By tims88
I have encountered this occasionally using...

I have encountered this occasionally using Stewart Systems EkoPoxy. Some rivets fit just fine in their holes, some I have to use some force to get them into the hole, and others I have to ream to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,472
Posted By tims88
I got to see these in action when I got a ride in...

I got to see these in action when I got a ride in a 10 back in December or so and not only are they incredibly bright but man do they look cool. I started looking into them after that and was pretty...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,632
Posted By tims88
This is something I have been struggling with. I...

This is something I have been struggling with. I haven't even finished the rudder or VS on my 10 yet but I've already replaced 5 or 6 parts because of little mistakes. If I'm completely honest with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By tims88
http://www.rvshirtsnmore.com

I was poking around on the order page on Van's website and under the "Gift Ideas" section I found a link to this page: http://www.rvshirtsnmore.com

Looks like you can at least order a few different...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By tims88
Hi Joel and welcome to VAF. I also live in Arvada...

Hi Joel and welcome to VAF. I also live in Arvada and just started building an RV-10 in January.

EAA chapter 43 has a couple members with RV-10s that are hangared at KEIK. I don't know if either of...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,992
Posted By tims88
I completely understand! Since I haven't used...

I completely understand! Since I haven't used PreKote all I can offer are my opinions based on what I read on their website, which I'm sure you've also read. They have an FAQ (on this page:...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,992
Posted By tims88
Since you're scrubbing the aluminum with a...

Since you're scrubbing the aluminum with a scotchbrite pad while you are using the PreKote it will still end up with the same dull finish you get with your current process where you scrub it with the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-03-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,202
Posted By tims88
I was just about to ask how you adjust between...

I was just about to ask how you adjust between LOP and ROP if the mixture lever isn't attached to anything but then I looked closer and saw the mixture dial at the top of the panel. Very cool!

I've...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By tims88
Katie, I dimpled the skin after I broke the edge....

Katie, I dimpled the skin after I broke the edge. It didn't occur to me that the dimples might make it more difficult to repair the skin, and actually I didn't think I was going to bother doing more...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By tims88
Thanks everyone! I've got a lot of good ideas...

Thanks everyone! I've got a lot of good ideas now. I'll use less pressure on the pliers, will help them roll along the skin by rolling the top roller, and I'm embarrassed to say this one but I'll...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By tims88
The sad part is that I actually watched that...

The sad part is that I actually watched that video first and I still set the pliers too tight. I still think it's a good tool though. I'll just be more careful next time I need it.

I'll probably try...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By tims88
I actually did cleco it together but don't have...

I actually did cleco it together but don't have any pictures. The edges do come together fairly well with just some very small gaps. I think the waves in the skin at the edge are what's bugging me...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By tims88
Rudder skin edge break mistake

Despite practicing on some scrap metal I still made a mistake while putting the edge break on the rudder skins. I was using the vice grip edge forming tool and while I was pulling it along the edge...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-04-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,468
Posted By tims88
Thanks everyone! Not yet, I'm such an...

Thanks everyone!



Not yet, I'm such an amateur....

It's good to hear that the tape has worked out well for some people. Other threads I've found on the forums didn't make it sound like a great...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-04-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,468
Posted By tims88
Thanks unitink72! I actually just noticed that...

Thanks unitink72! I actually just noticed that while I was looking ahead in the plans last night. I don't know yet if I'm going to go with the ProSeal or if I'm going to try the tape method mentioned...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-03-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,468
Posted By tims88
RV-10 #41741 Colorado

On January 1st I started work on the empennage kit for my RV-10! After nearly a year and a half of research, planning, preparing, and dreaming it's an incredible feeling for my wife and I to finally...
Forum: Midwest 12-23-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,122
Posted By tims88
Arvada

My wife and I have an RV-10 empennage kit sitting in our garage in Arvada. I've got a few finishing touches to make to our garage/workshop and a couple practice kits to do, but I hope to start...
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