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Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Loman
Mel came closest

It was the upper edge of the seat/spar cut-outs through which the F-665 pushrod moves, linking the movement of the two sticks . Don't know how I didn't see that.

For clarity, years ago, when I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Loman
Elevator Control Stick limits

I began evaluating a new (1.25in deeper) instrument panel today. I fitted the blank for the first time and expected to see bad interference between stick and panel in the full nose down stick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Loman
It is targeted at spot treatment

The product video shows a repair to the rear quarter pillar of a car. So these wipes seem to be designed for spot treatment, in which case 15 minutes would be entirely reasonable. However I also saw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Loman
Bonderite wipes anyone?

I recently came across these:

https://www.vinnybyrne.com/media/mconnect_uploadfiles/b/o/bonderite_1455-w_tds.pdf

On the face of it, the advantages are attractive; same corrosion protection, same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By Loman
Fuses better I think

I am day VFR only, at least for the life of this panel.

Other than the ECBs, the items downstream of the battery contactor are the alternator and starter. The alternator will be okay because I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By Loman
Question ECB Power feed wire protection

Do MGL ECB power feed wires coming from the switched side of the battery contactor to the input post of each ECB need protection?

I am concerned that that wire could see 500A in the event of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,917
Posted By Loman
Alodine large complete assemblies

So, here's what I have picked up and some of my remaining questions:

Alodine is a good strategy under vinyl. It reduces the chances of corrosion beneath the film, retains the weight advantage,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,917
Posted By Loman
Does Alodine continue to corrode joints when used on finished assemblies?

A fellow chapter member, who is a college engineering professor, is adamant that Alodine (Bonderite) is a strong acid that will continue to erode within the joints when applied to finished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Loman
Tailspring to Tailfork Fairing

A long time ago, I saw a photo on VAF of a beautiful fairing job covering the aft end of the tail spring blended into a tail wheel fairing. I even exchanged PMs with the builder but have since lost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,408
Posted By Loman
Any Pireps on these Sierra seats?

I have an order for a full CAD interior just about ready to go but I have to say the amount of money involved really hurts. Thatís despite being de-sensitized to aviation pricing by all the previous...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Loman
Obvious really

In answer to my question, Paul Sistern of Partsforaircraft (my MGL agent) has advised by email that the Avioguard should be connected to the master contactor and feeds clean constant 13.8v (with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Loman
MGL ECBs and Avioguard

I thought I understood these units when I bought them. Now that I come closer to installation time, I find I don't understand at all how they should be incorporated into the power system. I am...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,729
Posted By Loman
Fan assistance for ventilation while taxiing?

I am not claustrophobic but I hate to be in a small hot space without air flowing freely over my face. I anticipate problems in southern latitudes when I eventually get there, especially as my...
Forum: Primers 01-17-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By Loman
Anyone ever heard of this stuff (long shot)

I am planning on doing a vinyl wrap but, being in a maritime environment, I also plan on priming first. We just don't have enough experience of vinyl wraps to justify taking a chance. My airfield...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,277
Posted By Loman
Not my experience

I had Evan build my tanks several years ago (probably around 2009) on my inspectors suggestion. He shipped the completed tanks back to Vans and they included them with the wing kit. He bumped me up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 38,807
Posted By Loman
Fixing a SS belly skin?

I have done the FW engine-side insulation per Dan's recommended scheme (installed on a bare FW). Now I am planning on putting a roll of SS over the bottom tube of my engine mount and also fixing a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-19-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Loman
A tad complicated but if you like a challenge ...

I wanted to build the standard Vans canopy jettison handle installation, because they designed it that way. I also decided I didn't want it on view because it is ugly. I had been admiring those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,995
Posted By Loman
Back off a little

Counterintuitive as it seems, back off a little on the moveable die (less spacer washers under the head or, if adjustable, screw the plunger down into the body of the yoke).

The squeezer has very...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,424
Posted By Loman
Followed SOP but don't like it

I am certainly no expert but I have often noticed that my drilled-then-dimpled holes allow the rivet to wallow just a bit. Also, the nature of the process creates a cone-shaped hole when viewed from...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,692
Posted By Loman
Fresh air while on the ground

I have been wondering about this too and I bought the small Aveo units with a plan to place them above the longerons line. Building the panel is the next major phase of my project but has not yet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,412
Posted By Loman
Cabin side turning

I got all of the stuff to do this job before deciding instead to insulate the engine side of the firewall against fire with Fiberfrax and SS foil - per Dan Horton's method.

However, it struck me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,177
Posted By Loman
I can't weld

Welding is not, as Russ says, within my skill set. Mine was an academic education, unfortunately.

I clearly don't understand enough about MIG/TIG welding if, as Terry says, the flux will protect...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,177
Posted By Loman
Great replies - thanks and some further info

Those are great responses. I am really grateful to all who contributed.

To answer the points raised:

1. There seems to be a consensus on the Dremel tungsten carbide burr so i will try that first,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,177
Posted By Loman
Baffle mounting screw broken

About two years ago, I bought a nice O-320 with 174 hours since total overhaul for my project. I saw the engine run before it was taken off the donor aircraft but I never noticed that one of the...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By Loman
Intermediate 'keeper' rivets

Right or wrong, I put in extra holes through the hinge and firewall flange but not the top skin. They are between every second pair of original holes. I used these extra holes to rivet the hinge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By Loman
Thanks

Great information from both Bill and William.

Seems like I have a lot of (re-)fabrication in my future. Good thing this is fun, right?

I will try to document my process here eventually to add a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By Loman
Still not quite getting it

Thanks Bill, I found your thread with the photo of the modified air box

So, I'm assuming you made a neoprene tube that presumably comes back far enough to let the cowl drop vertically. On the James...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,841
Posted By Loman
Epoxy with white pigment

I used epoxy (no thinner) with white epoxy pigment - West 501. This was following a suggestion by Bruce Hill.

I couldn't find any instructions for this pigment but you definitely need to work up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By Loman
Sam James carb air inlet to Vans FAB - Photos?

Has anybody got photos of how they transitioned from the Sam James carb air inlet to the standard Vans FAB? I have read the meager instructions and I just don't get it.

I have an 0-320 with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,464
Posted By Loman
What stage was your partially-completed kit when you bought it?

My project is suffering from low momentum right now so I would be fascinated to know the breakdown of abandoned projects by stage of build. It would give an insight into the risk of failure at each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,754
Posted By Loman
Here's the short version

I could have summed up what I said in less words "don't project your dreams on your family - support them in their dreams and they will (eventually) respect yours"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,754
Posted By Loman
Go for it - but not without caution

I totally get the fact that you really want to build. In my case, I didn't even care if I turned out not to be an aviator as long as I could build. I also knew it had to be a plane rather than a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,092
Posted By Loman
What about the arm itself?

I'm not there yet myself so I haven't even examined my own mixture arm. However, it strikes me that this is the other variable you have that you can work with.

If you heated it, could you change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 122,788
Posted By Loman
There's an App for that

There are a number of free light meter apps for iOS and probably Android also. One that I downloaded more or less at random, called Galactica, simply gives a lux reading for whatever is going into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By Loman
James inlet ring to Vans FAB interface

I am about to begin work on the FAB for my carbed O-320 but I don't have a clear understanding of the interface from Sam James inlet ring to Vans FAB. My research hasn't thrown up an answer.

In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,504
Posted By Loman
See-through bags

I also got tired searching through the bag lists and eventually decided to de-bag most things.

I did keep unique items in bags but I transferred the entire contents of each paper bag into a small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,244
Posted By Loman
Hot Glue to hold parts while glassing

I don't find tape all that good for holding parts in place during glassing operations. Hot glue (from an electrically heated glue gun) is much better. You generally get a few seconds to finesse the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Loman
Engine Shims from aluminum?

I needed to shim my engine up to match the cowl. Experimenting with what I had on hand, I found that 063 aluminum gave the perfect result for my amount of sag.

Can I go ahead and make permanent shim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,039
Posted By Loman
Cowl high

Somehow my cowl turned out a little high. Either that or the 0-320 engine with Cato 3 blade prop already sagged 3/16 or so since it was mounted six months ago on Lords mounts supplied by Vans.

At...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Loman
UHMW Tape for 9s?

Do the RV-9(A)s flaps need the UHMW or stainless tape on their leading edges even though their design is different from the earlier models?

Do you fit it to the flap or the underside of the wing top...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 84,160
Posted By Loman
Surely, this can't be true

I had the privilege of meeting Tony and Amy when they took a holiday in Ireland a while back. With a name like Kelly, you can guess his attraction to this country. He used VAF to make contact with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,645
Posted By Loman
I think it is the hinge itself that is the problem

From the OPs description, I don't think it is flexing in the door itself that is the problem.

I bent my own 'hidden hinge' recently and it turned out looking very similar to the manufactured item. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,039
Posted By Loman
Where to shim?

Stupid, I know but, having read lots of threads on this subject, I am still not absolutely clear whether the washers go between the rubber isolation mounts and the engine mount or between the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,772
Posted By Loman
What Vlad said

That's exactly what I am doing.

I started in mid 2007 by building a workshop (using a book called "How to Build A Shed") and I now have 2835 clocked up on the plane itself. Don't let that figure...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-30-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 49,117
Posted By Loman
Tech troubles? Don't forget the Repair Barn

I get the impression that the OSH Repair Barn is not as well known as it deserves to be. It is located just beyond the Hangar Cafe and the southern terminus of the Red tram. That's in the Vintage...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,047
Posted By Loman
Tennis (Cleco) elbow

I got tennis elbow, supposedly from poor technique with my cleco pliers (holding it too close to the pivot so less leverage) while working on wing skins. I had to quit building for 3 months and when...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,516
Posted By Loman
Check the EAA video on making Joggles

There is an EAA Homebuilders Hints video using this kind of technique except it concerns sheet material rather than angles. Still, the technique might be of benefit, especially since the joggle is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Loman
Oops rivets for the top and bottom holes

If this was a flat head rivet or a size -3, I think I would go to oops or larger rivets for at least two of those holes - the top and bottom ones. However, it is more likely that these are AN470...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-11-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,804
Posted By Loman
The Tosten grips can twist

I have Tostens though I have yet to fit them.

One advantage of the Tosten grips is that they are retained by a grub screw running in a groove around the base of the grip shaft. This means you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,896
Posted By Loman
Reasons:

Smoother (The door can't arch up in flight and form a scoop)
Lighter (only a simple piece of piano hinge, plus spring, and no latching/fastening hardware)
Cheaper (no Hidden Hinge or fasteners to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,896
Posted By Loman
How to avoid hitting the dip stick?

I can't believe it is almost two years since I originally posted this thread and I am only now getting to stage of actually cutting and fitting my oil door.

Now that I am working on it, I can't see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Loman
Hinge pin firewall penetration?

Anybody got any smart ways of taking the horizontal cowl hinge pins through the firewall?

I have been thinking of running some solid brake line from the No. 2 bulkhead through the firewall to act as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By Loman
Aiming low - deliberately

I am just putting in these shims now.

I actually considered using thicker shims than the 020 called out (RV 9) so that I could deliberately get the fiberglass cowl below the level of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-15-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,226
Posted By Loman
Entirely possible

That's exactly what I did.

My engine hanging was 'accidental'. I hadn't intended doing it that evening so I was alone in the shop. Literally the only problem was not having anybody to witness the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,110
Posted By Loman
Another seat hinge gotcha

Watch out for interference between some of the seat pan mounted hinge locations and the holes for the screws that hold the pans down onto the ribs below.

I am at work and don't recall the specifics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,885
Posted By Loman
Great replies - thanks

Thanks for the feedback guys. Some further responses/info:

I was not intending to cut all the way across the front of the top cowl. What can't be seen in the photos is that the Sharpie lines do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,885
Posted By Loman
Sam James Cowl - planning some corrective surgery

I have a pretty bad misalignment at the air intakes of my James Cowl, despite trimming very carefully around the firewall and the side seams - and getting good results.

The extent of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By Loman
One keeper rivet on each side

I installed a rivet in the top side skin- to-firewall flange hole on each side, which gave me that 'ring of confidence', even if the firewall sealant would have been fine on its own. It will get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,686
Posted By Loman
Try it with the engine mount off the Firewall

I just did this on Monday evening. It worked beautifully. I am still on a high as a result.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2z9isef.jpg

I had intended to gather a posse to do this with me but I got to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Loman
I wouldn't think so

Of course it depends on your benchmark for perfection. There are plenty of earlier model canopies flying without braces.

In practice, the canopy will be quite a bit more mobile in a lateral...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-08-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,291
Posted By Loman
Seems to be gone off the market

Hobbytown don't list it anymore and I couldn't find an alternative supplier. Shame - I waited too long.

RV4($99) and RV8 ($210) models are still there though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,601
Posted By Loman
Work it from side to side

Bend the conduit tube so that a conduit 'ring' pops through on one side and then bend it the other way to pull the rest of that ring through. Pull on the tube all the while. Do 5 or six rings at a...
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