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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By az_gila
Smile This is a variation of the problem faced by...

This is a variation of the problem faced by aircraft builders with wood spars.

The issue is mounting steel straps on each side of a spar for through bolts. A U-shaped jig is usually used - pic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think a version that skipped the knee board...

I think a version that skipped the knee board notes and gave maneuvers/tests for those who have modern panels with built-in data recording.

I bet that is well over 50% of the RV's being completed. :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm split, one slightly high and the other...

I'm split, one slightly high and the other slightly low...:)

The other tolerance issue coming into play is the accuracy of the jigging, which isn't there on the later pre-punched models
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By az_gila
Smile Don't assume that the fuselage is the correct...

Don't assume that the fuselage is the correct shape in this area for the original kits that were not pre-punched.

The whole 'curvy thing' of the lower skin was very builder dependent with a lot of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-13-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By az_gila
Smile Dynon pitot

I'll take it...
PM sent too...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Sometimes the simplest solution is the best...:D

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best...:D
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By az_gila
Smile I installed that in my Tiger last year with the...

I installed that in my Tiger last year with the bundle package.

The transponder will output ADSB but needs a "certified" source. If can be fed from an external GPS but if you get the GA35 antenna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation And the...

And the reason...

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=153414
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,670
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation This one probably wasn't reading the paper, but...

This one probably wasn't reading the paper, but were not aware of VFR glider traffic while descending into Reno

This picture shows the glider spar still in the forward fuselage of the Hawker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By az_gila
Smile I believe you need a VFR flight plan to cross the...

I believe you need a VFR flight plan to cross the border and if NavCanada has it I bet you get quarterly billing. :)

I think they also charge the CA equivalent of State Tax and that depends on where...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,670
Posted By az_gila
Smile And I have called LA Center to report several VFR...

And I have called LA Center to report several VFR gliders - including me - over Wrightwood at 17,500 ft in wave lift.

With no transponders and zero ground speed I'm sure they couldn't see us on...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,670
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation The glider might not have Mode C altitude...

The glider might not have Mode C altitude reporting, and may not have even had a transponder and was showing up a non-transponder target on ATC radar.

I'm guessing you were outside the actual Class...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,670
Posted By az_gila
Smile Given what the FAR's say, I would interpret your...

Given what the FAR's say, I would interpret your original ATC instruction as "authorization" :)

§ 91.159 VFR cruising altitude or flight level.
Except while holding in a holding pattern of 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By az_gila
Smile Not mine even thought it came from the Phoenix...

Not mine even thought it came from the Phoenix area... it's close but I bought s/n 0079 :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'd make a bet that he used an actual RV-7 as a...

I'd make a bet that he used an actual RV-7 as a pattern...:)
Forum: California 01-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I just read a bit more of the CA BOE linked...

I just read a bit more of the CA BOE linked document and if the form you got was the one in Appendix A (page 32) then it had this statement in it...

Pursuant to section 5367, failure to respond by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation There isn't a whole lot of space to work in for...

There isn't a whole lot of space to work in for the side panels so it's not surprising that products end up looking similar.

But, looking at the pictures of both I find it a big stretch for you to...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 01-08-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By az_gila
Smile At TUS the nice inviting, wider taxiway has big...

At TUS the nice inviting, wider taxiway has big lettering on it to differentiate from the skinnier, shorter parallel runway that is displaced away from the threshold of the main runway. ...
Forum: California 01-08-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I'm not sure if that is the case. The CA...

I'm not sure if that is the case.

The CA counties get registration data from the FAA for use tax (aka sales tax) and that would be dependent on kit vs. purchase.

However I bet the County is simply...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,926
Posted By az_gila
Smile https://www.mcmaster.com/1120A411 vs...

https://www.mcmaster.com/1120A411 vs https://www.mcmaster.com/1120A413 :)
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By az_gila
Smile An overhaul of a RV Sensenich prop should be no...

An overhaul of a RV Sensenich prop should be no problem for any of the dealers/repair centers.

The issue is a re-pitch, both of the AZ Sensenich shops said they wouldn't/couldn't do it because of...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, it's just like my -6A assembly. The...

Yes, it's just like my -6A assembly.

The AN960-616 and AN960-616L shown on the axle stack up on the outside of the yoke should provide plenty of clearance to slide in the aft nose gear fairing.

Top...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,926
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation It's a simple part number...

It's a simple part number issue.

https://www.mcmaster.com/1120A411 vs https://www.mcmaster.com/1120A413

The above numbers are for a 1/4 edge fit. There is a similar correspondence for 3/16...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-07-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By az_gila
Smile Thanks, glad you copied it. :) This shorter...

Thanks, glad you copied it. :) This shorter link might work...

https://books.google.com/books?id=4dHwzsR8keEC&pg=PT193&#v=onepage&q&f=false
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,566
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Get a Real Gasket silicone one...

Get a Real Gasket silicone one -

https://realgaskets.com/product/dipstick-tube-base-gasket/

I think they have them on Ebay too.
Forum: ADS-B 01-06-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,427
Posted By az_gila
Question Could you possibly be in anonymous mode?

Could you possibly be in anonymous mode?
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm only an "A" so airframe stuff only. :) There...

I'm only an "A" so airframe stuff only. :)

There are a couple of other -10's on the Airpark owned by non-builders.

Send me an email with what you are exactly looking for.
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By az_gila
Smile I leave the female die in the bottom and take the...

I leave the female die in the bottom and take the C-frame return spring out.

I can then lift the die and place it in the hole manually, when I hit it I know the hole will be correct. Lifting the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-06-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up I made my own for my -6A and it was probably took...

I made my own for my -6A and it was probably took less time than making a glass one.

I made it in two halves with 0.025 alum. and bonded it to the plexi with Proseal.

Instructions are here on page...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you want a 3M part number, use #471 tape.......

If you want a 3M part number, use #471 tape.... makes it easier to buy...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By az_gila
Question Why risk a mis-match to the finish on the rest of...

Why risk a mis-match to the finish on the rest of the panel when a simple overlay will do the job?

http://engravers.net/materials.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By az_gila
Unhappy Yes, even sitting at the keyboard at one minute...

Yes, even sitting at the keyboard at one minute after midnight on the purge end day (even allowing for time zones) the sniper wins..:(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By az_gila
Smile I used this stuff at 0.005 thick, but my main...

I used this stuff at 0.005 thick, but my main fretting was on the top and bottom gear leg intersection fairings. A lot of movement against the glass leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think it was in front of you the whole...

I think it was in front of you the whole time...:)

Purge Date 04/06/2023

The FAA is telling you when the number will be released.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By az_gila
Smile The only time the old KT76A came out of the Tiger...

The only time the old KT76A came out of the Tiger was to check the serial number for the paperwork...:)

The Skyview one has it's serial number accessible from the main EFIS screen, I'm sure the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By az_gila
Question Does it really have to be that accessible? The...

Does it really have to be that accessible? The FAA-required transponder checks can be done with the unit in place - the only adjustments needed are for altitude encoding and they can be done by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation This recent ACS review may have some bearing......

This recent ACS review may have some bearing... the user had a 0.050 wire -

I got a B nut that was not tapped deep enough for the Allen set screw to capture the .050 cable I used it on. When I tried...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Cable length

If it is a GTN or GNS Garmin unit then a short cable run is not recommended...:)

GPS antennas listed in Section 3.3 require a cable loss between 1.5 dB and 6.5 dB. If RG-142B or RG-400 is used, 1.5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By az_gila
Smile That's because an AN509 screw at 1/2 inch length...

That's because an AN509 screw at 1/2 inch length has a 3/32 grip range...:)

The specification is here... http://everyspec.com/MS-Specs/MS2/MS24000-MS24999/MS24694C_8056/

Better link here -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By az_gila
Question Have any of the holes been reamed out to fit...

Have any of the holes been reamed out to fit bolts?

Or do they still have powder coating in them?
Forum: Primers 12-30-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes - light red scotchbrite and solvent wipe...

Yes - light red scotchbrite and solvent wipe first.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-30-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Z-13/8 schematic

The fusible link specifically protects the wire from the Main bus to the 5A Alternator breaker.

If it is blowing (fusing?) then there is probably some sort of short on the 18g wire to the Alt....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Farmers for 18 years. But my hangar is not...

Farmers for 18 years.

But my hangar is not attached, which might make a difference

The hangar is covered at a declared value as an accessory building, but not for any aviation stuff in it. Since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By az_gila
Question Do I get the prize (post #14)? :D The 9.5 v...

Do I get the prize (post #14)? :D

The 9.5 v was the big hint. Volts should not get lost along a wire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-25-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you you have 12v at the master switch (you did...

If you you have 12v at the master switch (you did measure it, right?) and 9.5 v on the bus bar to the EI instruments you have a serious connection issue.

Disconnect the source to the EI bus and see...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-24-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By az_gila
Smile That is the short term answer to get you flying...

That is the short term answer to get you flying again.

Don't forget to check the grounds and look for wires rubbing on sharp edges that can cause a short in the middle of a bundle.

As Bob says,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By az_gila
Smile If it was built to plans that old, the owner...

If it was built to plans that old, the owner should probably check that overhead pedals are installed instead of the older floor mounted ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes... it all comes down to a balance of time -...

Yes... it all comes down to a balance of time - money - location....:)

I did think the sensors would be more expensive.

Which parameters are you thinking of logging?

As I said, DIY is more fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By az_gila
Smile Costs and time could get interesting for a DIY...

Costs and time could get interesting for a DIY system.

You could update your panel to a 7" Dynon system and get full engine monitoring too - heck ignore the Dynon flight portion and configure it as...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,677
Posted By az_gila
Question So you use the black paint on the door posts and...

So you use the black paint on the door posts and stop at the black sika line?
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,677
Posted By az_gila
Smile If your paint scheme goes for the painted black...

If your paint scheme goes for the painted black door pillar style then the paint would be the UV protection -

http://txtopaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/RV-10.jpg

Is the Sika paintable?
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By az_gila
Smile Pics

Update... I did a trial fit and the 1 1/8 gutter size seems OK.
However with the old green cabin top a big portion needs either cutting down for the middle portion, or a lot of building up under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By az_gila
Smile This is what Vans pubishes... POWDER COATED...

This is what Vans pubishes...

POWDER COATED PARTS: Older gray parts are Cardinal brand, color GR-230.More recent white parts are Cardinal brand, color T009-WH111 90% gloss. An equivalent Sherwin...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By az_gila
Smile It looks like you should be a lot further out...

It looks like you should be a lot further out with the bracket.

A shamelessly stole blog pic here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Good color source

Thanks for the link to a neat site...:)

https://www.lvppaints.com/Federal-Standard-4-OZ-Aerosol-Spray-Can-_p_6657.html

They can mix acrylic lacquer 4 oz aerosol cans of any Federal Standard color...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By az_gila
Smile If it's clear weather just climb. I got bored...

If it's clear weather just climb.

I got bored maneuvering in the TUS Class C with a controller not having any idea of what I was doing. :)

Rule airspace is anything over 10,000 ft so I simply...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,208
Posted By az_gila
Smile One difference - RVs use the softer 3003 tubing...

One difference - RVs use the softer 3003 tubing - your Tiger uses harder 5052 tubing.

It may make a difference at the flairs.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-18-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By az_gila
Red face Correct, I was reading it as a close...

Correct, I was reading it as a close adjustment.... oops...

Sand the nut to make it fit, and then use a shim if you need to re-use the old hub.

It will be easier and less work than drilling new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By az_gila
Smile They have their own Federal Standard 595 color....

They have their own Federal Standard 595 color. :)

Blue Angels Blue FS #15050

Ask the paint shop to get the mixing instructions for that Federal Standard - should be no problem.

The Yellow is FS...
Forum: California 12-18-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By az_gila
Smile Staying closer to I-10 keeps you nearer populated...

Staying closer to I-10 keeps you nearer populated parts of Southern Arizona :)

I would go down the CA central valley, Fox Field, Yucca Valley, Blythe, VICKO, somewhere in the Tucson area, Lordsburg...
Forum: California 12-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you travel south of the oil fields, Ft....

If you travel south of the oil fields, Ft. Stockton is a good RON with crew cars and cheaper hotels along I-10.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation If you don't want to sand the nut, use a...

If you don't want to sand the nut, use a shim.

One flat turn is equal to a 0.010 inch shim. Get a scrap of 0.020 aluminum and sand if down until you get the position you want. Sandpaper simply...
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