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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By nilberg
It's been a while, but I did aligned the bottom...

It's been a while, but I did aligned the bottom flange (centerline) to the center bottom skin (F-776) pre-punched holes and the top flange aligned to the aft and forward seat floors. This was done...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By nilberg
The way the plan is for the current...

The way the plan is for the current counterweight, I would like to see a serviceable version that do not compromize the securing of the counterweight.

Right now, even with replacing the nylocks...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By nilberg
It might be a ďdid you plug it inĒ question, but...

It might be a ďdid you plug it inĒ question, but what EFIS are you using ?

Do you need to convert from capacitance to resistance ?
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,411
Posted By nilberg
That looks good. I am currently doing the same on...

That looks good. I am currently doing the same on my RV-7. From the pictures it looks like some attachment points are recessed. They look like micro cupcake forms. What is the purpose for those? Did...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By nilberg
My pneumatic squeezer and hand squeezer are using...

My pneumatic squeezer and hand squeezer are using the same yokes, so the added cost isnít reallly that big.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By nilberg
RV-7 drawings show the firewall as "F-601A-2...

RV-7 drawings show the firewall as "F-601A-2 Firewall Bulkhead", so it looks to me it's a RV-6 part.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-14-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there.

Iíll be there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By nilberg
I donít think any adjustments are possible, they...

I donít think any adjustments are possible, they get riveted together back to back with some beefy flat aluminum bars (the ones used to bolt on the VS)....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By nilberg
I have to disagree with Carlos. Have a look at...

I have to disagree with Carlos.

Have a look at DWG 38, Detail F.

It's the lower screw of the reinforcement angle (F-786B) that binds the bracket to the lower and auxiliary longeron. I assume it's...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By nilberg
I will, maybe very soon. I have yet to install...

I will, maybe very soon.

I have yet to install my rear window, so I have good access from both sides of the bulkhead and your mod looks very neat.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By nilberg
A good idea with the cable. Avoiding the tube...

A good idea with the cable. Avoiding the tube through the flap motor housing is a big plus as it enables the use of the alternative flap motor (the one with built on position indicator).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By nilberg
With zero edge distance, I meant it in a bad way....

With zero edge distance, I meant it in a bad way. I completely messed up the location of the hole, see log entry:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By nilberg
What Bruce said...

After ending up with zero edge distance, I did exactly what Bruce described.
I drilled the canopy hinge holes first and used those to match drill the Delrin blocs and ribs. If you search in the...
Forum: Tools 09-02-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By nilberg
Stuck squeezer - Update

I managed to get it unstuck by first sliding it off the rivet (smearing it in the process) and removing the main bolt. I am going to send it off for...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By nilberg
Looks like the photo links are a little hit and...

Looks like the photo links are a little hit and miss.

I think I fixed it.
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By nilberg
Stuck squeezer - promise not to laugh

My alligator squeezer is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 922,624
Posted By nilberg
Thumbs up Fuselage riveting done

For me, finishing the fuselage skins was more satisfying than flipping the canoe. After removing the vinyl and cleaning with MEK, I just sat there for a minute ogling the shiny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By nilberg
I believe CP 214 style squeezer is the most...

I believe CP 214 style squeezer is the most common one. You can get different yokes and adjustable sets (adjustment by turning the set holder by many providers, look...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,276
Posted By nilberg
A very neat setup. Very clear an uncluttered....

A very neat setup. Very clear an uncluttered.
Would it be possible to see a higher resolution picture ? I have a hard time with some of the labels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,265
Posted By nilberg
Would it be better to wait with cowling until the...

Would it be better to wait with cowling until the engine have hung for a while (settling) and also the front would need adjustment for the prop. ?

However, there is a lot of surface stuff, pinholes...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-17-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there.

Iíll be there.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,735
Posted By nilberg
Absolutely brilliant ! Where were you 3 years...

Absolutely brilliant ! Where were you 3 years ago. ...

I seem to remember the rivet spacing changes from one rib to another or is it the same ? In other words: Did you set up once per rib and then...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By nilberg
Of course, I didn't catch "fuse center line...

Of course, I didn't catch "fuse center line vector" . I was in 2D pitch mode :p.

Where to you plan to positioning it ? It could be necessary to build a platform. That platform can be positioned...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By nilberg
Wouldnít aligning the mounting holes on the GMU...

Wouldnít aligning the mounting holes on the GMU do the trick.
I might misunderstand the challenge, but I would:

1. Select location (that is important as well).
2. Draw a line parallel to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By nilberg
Wingtip gap to skin

The construction manual have a good description on how to make the wingtip (and other fairings) even with the skin. It shows no gap between the wing tip and the skin.
I was wondering for the builder...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By nilberg
I only set a few size 6 rivet in my life. it was...

I only set a few size 6 rivet in my life. it was to close a tooling hole in the fuel tank ribs. I had no problem using my 3x rivet gun.

I done a fair share of size 5, don't ask me why....

Size 5...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-05-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,293
Posted By nilberg
You're making good progress and it's looking...

You're making good progress and it's looking good.

One tip: The torques seal is not supposed to be on the bolt. It's between the nut and a solid surface. See...
Forum: Primers 07-03-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By nilberg
That exactly what I used, but only for stirring...

That exactly what I used, but only for stirring the paint in the can.

For the mixing:
- Mix with weight ratio 1:5.6
- For fresh paint (which is thinner), I add 15% water which happens to be nearly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By nilberg
I didn't check with a laser, but they do line up...

I didn't check with a laser, but they do line up with a aluminum angle.
It was close enough, as half a turn on the push rod moved the aileron pass the line anyways.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By nilberg
I am pretty sure they do not line up. Did you do...

I am pretty sure they do not line up.
Did you do the same on both wings ? If not you could just measure up from the other.

I can have a look at mine when I get hike from work.
I can also measure...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By nilberg
You are also better of letting the engine hang...

You are also better of letting the engine hang for a while before fitting the cowling. It settles a little and then the cowling fit is off.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-17-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 449,888
Posted By nilberg
I have done the almost 14 mod as well. I saw you...

I have done the almost 14 mod as well. I saw you used a neat bushing where the canopy latch is going through the flap actuator cover. Where did you get that ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By nilberg
I completely understand the wish to create sleek...

I completely understand the wish to create sleek control surfaces.
I was on my way down that path, but after a while I convinced myself that I was building an aluminum airplane not a Cozy.

Mostly...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-14-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By nilberg
Oh my ! Another month passed already. Time...

Oh my ! Another month passed already.
Time certainly flies when sniffing epoxy and you sanding fiberglass.

I'll be there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By nilberg
It's been a while, but according to my log I did...

It's been a while, but according to my log I did put a 4 in there before I flipped the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By nilberg
Thatís a good idea. You can even drill holes in...

Thatís a good idea. You can even drill holes in the jaws to hold dies for dimpling.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-16-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there.

Iíll be there.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,036
Posted By nilberg
Is your photo from Google Photos in a shared...

Is your photo from Google Photos in a shared album ?
I cannot get access to the picture.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-26-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,293
Posted By nilberg
Keep in mind the wings are a flexible structures....

Keep in mind the wings are a flexible structures. That slight pillowing will go away when it hangs on the fuselage (on ground).

It will also be more pillowing when in flight, depending on how much...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By nilberg
I was going to cut off the spar flange for the SB...

I was going to cut off the spar flange for the SB 14-01-31 and decided to check the interference before making the cut.
I fail to see how the flange interfere. There is also good access to set the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-21-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By nilberg
Thanks. I am trying to also figure out how to...

Thanks.
I am trying to also figure out how to use a picture as link, but not yet succeeded.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-20-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By nilberg
Video test

Checking insertion of...
Forum: Texas (South) 04-20-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there.

I'll be there.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-13-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By nilberg
Regardless of the thickness, isn't the...

Regardless of the thickness, isn't the countersinking done to allow for the hinge to have a flat area to be riveted on ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By nilberg
I would use this:...

I would use this: https://youtu.be/n7HLfHZlKL4

Instead of clamping, firmly duck tape the v guide to the tube and use a hand drill. I used that on the tip-up release mechanism tubes and those are...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By nilberg
We made the front page...

We made the front page...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there, but it look like I will be alone...

I'll be there, but it look like I will be alone .. ?
Forum: Texas (South) 02-15-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By nilberg
Ok. I’ll go first. I’ll be there. Oh. I also...

Ok. I’ll go first.

I’ll be there.

Oh. I also finally updated the building log with the latest progress.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By nilberg
Like Ironflight said, there is a lot of cutting...

Like Ironflight said, there is a lot of cutting before splitting it in two.
The rough cutting to remove the excess material is good training and experimentation with cutting techniques.

I ended up...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there.

Iíll be there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By nilberg
Almost RV-14 in RV-7 tip-up

There are a couple of post about the benefits of the almost RV-14 modification.

I started this thread to figure out the how-to rather than discussing why/why not.

So here is goes....

I am in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By nilberg
I did both Buller Dies and Orndorff method. The...

I did both Buller Dies and Orndorff method. The Orndorff method worked best for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,966
Posted By nilberg
I guess it is related to exposure to that rate....

I guess it is related to exposure to that rate. Instructors easily get 10-20 times more flight time (exposure) to that rate.
Insurance is all about number crunching.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By nilberg
Not material related,but when you size F-710B,...

Not material related,but when you size F-710B, make it a little bit larger, test fit and file it down until it slips into place. My first attempt exactly as per drawings ended up a little too short...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,663
Posted By nilberg
Added lock

Inspired by several other builders, I made a beefed up locking mechanism for the tip-up canopy. Here is how it operates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJKUWCIaI6Y&feature=youtu.be

The cam lock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,640
Posted By nilberg
I think that is an elegant solution....

I think that is an elegant solution. Unfortunately the GTN needs to go through the area and interferes with the vertical rod.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By nilberg
On my RV-7 (same fuselage dimensions) I have no...

On my RV-7 (same fuselage dimensions) I have no plans to rivet anything on the firewall flange until I attach the cowling.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By nilberg
Dave, what sizes work best for the shrink tubing

Dave, what sizes work best for the shrink tubing
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,274
Posted By nilberg
Here is my theory: I assume your valve is above...

Here is my theory:
I assume your valve is above the tank fuel level. The fuel line is also in suction upstream the electric pump. I think you have a small leak in the line, probably at the valve...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By nilberg
I have two float fuel senders that I forgot to...

I have two float fuel senders that I forgot to delete from the kit. I am going with capacitive and have no use for them.

I'll give you sweet deal: 1/2 price ($30 for the pair) donated to VAF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,504
Posted By nilberg
I am still not sure how to get to HBC, hand...

I am still not sure how to get to HBC, hand carrying beer, coming from the outside with no car entry permit.

We are flying commercial and staying at the dorms this year.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-15-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By nilberg
Hm... No other takers ? Ok. I will pass and be...

Hm...

No other takers ?

Ok. I will pass and be battling the canopy instead.
A canopy which seem not to have been intended to fit an RV-7..........
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