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Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,689
Posted By Roy25101
Direction for riveting.

I think I'm going to get kicked off here for asking too many questions. Is there a sequence for riveting skins? I am about to back rivet the rudder skin to the stiffners and thought at one time I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Roy25101
Yep. Y'all are correct. Do not use sub-structure...

Yep. Y'all are correct. Do not use sub-structure dies on thin pieces.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Roy25101
Cleveland sells sub-structure dies. The back side...

Cleveland sells sub-structure dies. The back side of a dimple in skin will be a different size than the front. Therefore the dimple in the ribs for example are a different size. So far they have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Roy25101
I'm using a sub structure die. Perhaps that's the...

I'm using a sub structure die. Perhaps that's the issue.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Roy25101
Rudder stiffners are bending when dimpled.

The rudder stiffners, particularly the longer ones are bending slightly when dimpled. I experimented with dimple depth and pressure and I am using what is required for a nice nest with the skin....
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,179
Posted By Roy25101
OK... Dremel it is. I'm always looking for an...

OK... Dremel it is. I'm always looking for an excuse to buy a new tool. Thanks y'all...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,816
Posted By Roy25101
Great advice and encouragement.. Thank you all. I...

Great advice and encouragement.. Thank you all. I have to admit that I went off to work and did not realize this thread had taken off. The last time I looked there was only one page... Thanks...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,179
Posted By Roy25101
Looking for direction on cutting...

Could I get some advice on how to go about cutting the excess metal off the R-710 Rudder Brace Horn. It won't go through a band saw, it's too thick to snip. Any advice would be appreciated.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,816
Posted By Roy25101
Thanks for the encouragement. Y'all are a good...

Thanks for the encouragement. Y'all are a good bunch. And no, I can't imagine having to ship parts to Australia... Wow!
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,816
Posted By Roy25101
Is there a specific point in this kit where I will stop making catastrophic mistakes?

Right now I am averaging a major mistake every three days. While working on the empennage I have so far ruined a HS skin, mis-cut the rudder ribs because I thought the holes were all evenly spaced,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-16-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By Roy25101
VS Spar, Countersink or Dimple?

I assume the answer is in the details but it is not readily apparent. Should the holes on the forward and aft VS spars be dimpled or countersunk? These are the holes the skin will attach to. The...
Forum: Primers 02-09-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,571
Posted By Roy25101
Anyone regret not priming?

I figure these aircraft have been in existence long enough that perhaps someone might have some regret not priming while building. I've been through the linty of information on why or why not but do...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-12-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Roy25101
Fluting ribs with notched flanges?

I am at the point of preparing the ribs for the HS and noticed that unlike many of the build site pics, the flanges of my ribs are notched so they seem to lay flat if you force them with minimal...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Roy25101
Electric vs. Manual elevator trim for A/P Install

Has anyone run into an issue with installing an altitude holding autopilot and not having electric elevator trim. Years ago the two axis autopilots always self trimmed the elevator but now I'm...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,496
Posted By Roy25101
RV-7/9 plans vs. RV-14

Ill apologize in advance if this has been addressed before but I am trying to decide between starting a -9 or a -14 and I am curious about the plans. I have been working on a -10 and love the step by...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,637
Posted By Roy25101
Canopy jettison handle?

I was watching the -14 walk around video on Van's site and noticed the gentleman mention a "canopy jettison handle". He pointed to a T handle protruding from the upper center of the instrument...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By Roy25101
My buddy and I finished the interior of his...

My buddy and I finished the interior of his airplane with Rustoleum. The finish was very nice but the durability turned out to be an issue. The paint could be scratched easily. Also, the matte finish...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Roy25101
There it is...

Thanks! You are absolutely correct.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Roy25101
Elevator tip fairings. Dimple the skin or not?

Speaking of the top and bottom elevator skins, E-1001A and E-1001B. Do the holes in the outboard edges for the install of the tip fairings get dimpled?

Thanks for any input...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,252
Posted By Roy25101
Great information..

Thanks for the input.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,252
Posted By Roy25101
RV-10 vs RV-14 build times?

Vans talks of the -14 being easier and faster to build than other models. Do you think this applies to the -10 also. Thinking of downsizing. I Appreciate the resources here......
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,645
Posted By Roy25101
Ha!, I had no idea y'all were Dunnellon. I flew...

Ha!, I had no idea y'all were Dunnellon. I flew right over there twice in the last week back in forth to Pensacola from Sanford in the Cessna. I'll have to stop in. Thanks for the invite….
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,645
Posted By Roy25101
Not in a big hurry to fly. I have a great 172 and...

Not in a big hurry to fly. I have a great 172 and fly professionally so not to anxious to get it airborne. I would however like to get it done in under five years. Four would be ideal and I don't...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,645
Posted By Roy25101
Great info. I did not really give consideration...

Great info. I did not really give consideration to doing a SB fuselage then QB wings after the fuselage is done.. I assume Van's is good with that arrangement if I am reading their site correctly....
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,645
Posted By Roy25101
Love the build so far but one problem I have...

Love the build so far but one problem I have found is a lack of help. Everyone is so busy these days, myself included, that I am finding this to be a solo project for me. I am not sure how much multi...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,645
Posted By Roy25101
Quick build vs standard..

I have searched the RV-10 forum and have not found much in the way of model specific info on QB vs standard.

I am slowly approaching the completion of the tail and am going to have to make the...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Roy25101
Gotta love this forum. Thanks for all the great...

Gotta love this forum. Thanks for all the great info.
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Roy25101
Derived AN365 torque values.

I am installing the inboard hinge bracket on the HS spar and am not able to determine the "friction drag" of the nut. I need to add this value to the recommended 20-25 inch pounds for the nut itself....
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By Roy25101
That's a relief. I agree about the productivity...

That's a relief. I agree about the productivity issue. If I had to drive to the airport to work on it I think it would still be in the crate…

Thanks….
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By Roy25101
How long will a one car garage work as a shop?

I can't quite figure out the answer to this question with the build pictures online..

I am building my -10 in a one walled in bay of a three car garage. A bit limited on space but small enough to...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,812
Posted By Roy25101
EkoPoxy LVLP

I apologize for taking so long to get back. I have been in the shop bending, clubbing, and drilling rivets out of my VS for the last week.

This is the listing of the gun I used. Grizzly H7666...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By Roy25101
Ok, a dumb question..

I noticed on completed pictures of the spar of the vertical stabilizer that folks have the rivets going in different directions (shop head vs manufactured head). Am I missing something on the plans...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Roy25101
Ok, The OCD kicked in and I had to redo these....

Ok, The OCD kicked in and I had to redo these. Thanks again for all the advice. It's great to have this resource to turn to…


https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruckers/13909070317/
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Roy25101
Great advice. Thanks for the input...

Great advice. Thanks for the input...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Roy25101
Should I take a mulligan on these rivets?

These are some of the first rivets set on my VS and I'm afraid I'm going to need to drill them out. They are quite long and difficult to set as called out in the plans… I am talking about the four...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,812
Posted By Roy25101
My experience with EkoPoxy and a small compressor.

This is to document my experience priming with a small compressor, a LVLP spray gun, and Stewart Systems' EkoPoxy. My intention is not to start another primer war. I live in humid salty Florida and...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By Roy25101
Misery loves company. I guess there is a learning...

Misery loves company. I guess there is a learning curve here...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By Roy25101
Good point. Ill give them a call today. Thanks….

Good point. Ill give them a call today. Thanks….
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By Roy25101
Can I fix a mistake by going with a countersunk rivet.

For anyone who might have the whole vertical stabilizer section of the RV-10 Builders Manual memorized. On page 6-3 (that's right, I only made it to the 2nd page without screwing up), Step 8, instead...
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