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Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Z-EDD
As I understand it the only reason for using an...

As I understand it the only reason for using an adhesive here is to hold the skins together until you get rivets in there, since you can't use clecos while back riveting. I used proseal so regarded...
Forum: Tools 05-17-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Z-EDD
My apologies if you took offence. I was certainly...

My apologies if you took offence. I was certainly not trying to "make myself feel significant" and nor do I think myself a "higher authority".

But during the course of my build, like many here, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By Z-EDD
I'm sure Jason Beaver did exactly this, excellent...

I'm sure Jason Beaver did exactly this, excellent build log here http://jasonbeaver.com/rv7/

If I recall he made a custom fiberglass plenum but otherwise was quite straight forward.
Forum: Tools 05-17-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Z-EDD
I would argue completely the opposite. On my...

I would argue completely the opposite. On my stock RV-7 slider I have so far used 6-32, 8-32, 10-32 and 1/4-28 taps, all as specified on the plans. However if you deviate from stock there are ways...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Z-EDD
And DON'T do something dumb like...

And DON'T do something dumb like this;

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/982/42010818601_75c718cdea_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/271mqJD)IMG_1148 (https://flic.kr/p/271mqJD) by Ed Fleming...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Z-EDD
Adjust the flanges

Same problem, same side! I used the same technique I have on some other flanges to "move" them in or out. These two photos are from the flap ribs but illustrate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,658
Posted By Z-EDD
NTSB study

Davy, have you seen this study by the NTSB? :https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-studies/Documents/SS1201.pdf

It has some stats in it to backup the claim that RV's are safer than the larger...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-29-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,016
Posted By Z-EDD
Look at the skin before dimpling.

If you think you are doing everything right but still see distortion around your dimples, try taking a look at a pre punched skin BEFORE you dimple. You’ll notice the skin is already quite distorted...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Z-EDD
Its not just you!

You're not going mad Adam, the 7114 is not in the manual! When I was researching this I did find a thread where someone had called vans and they said you can install it whenever you like. After some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By Z-EDD
If thats the case then I am wrong and apologise....

If thats the case then I am wrong and apologise. My answer was based on experience across a large number of piston engine types where Alt air was only ever found in FI types and was taught never to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By Z-EDD
No You're not, Alt air is usually only found in...

No You're not, Alt air is usually only found in Fuel Injected setups since they don't have carb heat.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,874
Posted By Z-EDD
If pre-punched holes don't line up the problem is...

If pre-punched holes don't line up the problem is NOT the holes! Holes are put there by a computer and are nearly always in the right place, but bends can be off. Try adjusting the flange if you can...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-01-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Finally an update

This is the first update in over six months. The main reason is that Photobucket decided to hold all my photos to ransom. Its taken a while to figure out what to do about it, a lot of time was...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By Z-EDD
What else is in your panel? Did you consider...

What else is in your panel? Did you consider mounting it in the stack but set back behind a much shallower item such as the GMC 307?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,576
Posted By Z-EDD
You didn't miss anything, but this is a first...

You didn't miss anything, but this is a first indication of how sparse and even miss-leading the instructions can be from now on!

In your position with the bottom skin riveted on I would go ahead...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,511
Posted By Z-EDD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th6ZsE2X0kc&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th6ZsE2X0kc&list=PLAzuY_lry21b9bd2h0MHqdp8lReIJ0XBw&index=20
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By Z-EDD
Congratulations on the decision Tim! I see...

Congratulations on the decision Tim! I see nothing wrong with your basic plan, although as has been pointed out, you must generally order the wings before or with the fuselage since the wing kit...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,498
Posted By Z-EDD
Although I am a long way from flying with such a...

Although I am a long way from flying with such a system, it strikes me that a function that would allow switching through MFD screens or toggling between split and full screen from a stick switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,626
Posted By Z-EDD
Makorokoto Rob, beautiful plane!

Makorokoto Rob, beautiful plane!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Z-EDD
F-6111

Hey Adam

I recently did my F-6111's and the info on Mikes RV-9 Blog http://www.my9a.com/fuse10.asp proved to be all I needed. Also summarised nicely in this Post...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By Z-EDD
Ray, this is just symptomatic of the general...

Ray, this is just symptomatic of the general descent into vagueness that the instructions make. They also never tell you when to rivet the F-796 parts in place, but you can safely do that now as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-02-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By Z-EDD
Adjust the flanges

Yep, I had to adjust the flanges on both of mine and they did fit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,301
Posted By Z-EDD
Read the 'connection!

It is available for free here http://www.aeroelectric.com/Book/AEC_R12A.pdf

I find it amazing that anyone can be a member of this forum, own an RV and not have read this book! It is, or should be,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,510
Posted By Z-EDD
Hi Turner, its good that your'e thinking ahead...

Hi Turner, its good that your'e thinking ahead about this! Most primer manufacturers seem to advise that for maximum adhesion the primer should be overcoated within 48hrs. Even if the primer does...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Z-EDD
Fairly common problem.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=60955

A lot of good advice in this thread and seemingly a not uncommon problem on the early kits. The problem seems to stem from overly deep...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-03-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Aft deck

First job after flipping the canoe over is the aft deck. First I levelled the fuse longitudinally.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/38087195161_f7267761ff_c.jpg...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,777
Posted By Z-EDD
Thanks Gary, I have seen that screen for the GDU...

Thanks Gary, I have seen that screen for the GDU 370, but never seen anything similar for the GDU 450 7" landscape screen, it's not covered in the manual. makes me wonder if it is possible. Also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,777
Posted By Z-EDD
Where is the engine strip?

Do you have a screen grab of what the 7 inch display looks like in a single screen system with engine monitoring? I have read the manuals cover to cover and searched the web but only seen example...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By Z-EDD
As a general rule I have found that AD3-3.5...

As a general rule I have found that AD3-3.5 rivets are used where two sheets are involved and -4 rivets are only needed where a third sheet or tab is involved. When a callout differs from this basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,119
Posted By Z-EDD
My bet is your DG will be next, but the turn and...

My bet is your DG will be next, but the turn and bank may be ok since it is a rate gyro. Nothing you can do as far as I know. However any of the mini efis systems mentioned will replace all 3 for VFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By Z-EDD
As an interesting aside I recently had a chance...

As an interesting aside I recently had a chance to look at some QB -7 wings. The rib to forward spar rivets had the shop heads aft, i.e. against the thin rib flange. Flanges were nice and flat...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,600
Posted By Z-EDD
The instructions I have (came with the vans test...

The instructions I have (came with the vans test kit) refer to the maximum pressure in the tank during operation being "very low, less than 1 PSI".

The manometer is then offered as an alternative...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,967
Posted By Z-EDD
Try using the simple Block-of-wood-with- a- slot...

Try using the simple Block-of-wood-with- a- slot that is used in the practice kit. Great thing about this is it is as good at unbending as it is at bending, and also can be used after dimpling! I...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,176
Posted By Z-EDD
Me too

I found 8 missing rivets in a tailcone bulkhead. I was just flipping through my photo album one evening when I spotted them. Fortunately they are still JUST accessible, planning on getting them done...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-12-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Thanks Doug, almost 3 years and I'm just getting...

Thanks Doug, almost 3 years and I'm just getting to the QB stage! Loved every minute though :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-08-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
It comes like that

I can see why you would think that, but both of those steel weldments came like that. They are actually separate parts, welded nearer the front. The gap is quite narrow between them and the powder...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-05-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Flipped the Canoe!

Well, today was the biggest and most satisfying day in the project since unpacking the kit. I started riveting the "canoe" together around 8 weeks ago. In that time I have managed only 4 sessions,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By Z-EDD
I think you may have a miss-understanding of the...

I think you may have a miss-understanding of the purpose of the blue vinyl. It is for scratch/ abrasion protection, not corrosion. indeed it has been shown to cause/ promote corrosion if moisture...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,553
Posted By Z-EDD
Man I hope not! But at least a couple of years...

Man I hope not! But at least a couple of years ago they weren't. They ARE cutting the leading edge for the stall warner access though.

Regarding flop tubes, consider the following. If fitting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,054
Posted By Z-EDD
Thumbs up No I think you're fine. AFAIK this is more of a...

No I think you're fine. AFAIK this is more of a guideline than a rule. The Rviator from 2004 has a short article on this. 27 years of Rviator should be required reading imo!

It's handy to know what...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,891
Posted By Z-EDD
Indirect back riveting

http://eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=5337092001

This is one way for those trailing edge rivets. As has been pointed out, there is a fibreglass fairing installed here so it is easy to hide a blind rivet....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,054
Posted By Z-EDD
No, it doesn't apply to AN365 nuts. For AN365 it...

No, it doesn't apply to AN365 nuts. For AN365 it is Maximum 3, but at least 1 thread. The 365 nuts are taller.

You would only need a washer under the bolt head if you were forced to torque the bolt...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Firewall sealing

I used 3m Firebarrier 2000+ to seal the firewall. Vans won't ship their stuff outside the lower 48, so not even to Alaska where I can pick it up on my travels. 3m costs 20 bucks at ACS and they'll...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Lower longeron to firewall bolts.

When I fitted the specified AN3-5A bolts they seemed a little long. When I threaded the nut on with only one washer, 4 threads were visible leading to a danger that the nut was tightening on the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Reassembly

Its finally time to put it all back together.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/38006422936_421009f365_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZUuRq5)IMG_0927 (https://flic.kr/p/ZUuRq5) by Ed Fleming...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Painting armrests

I found this gorgeous shade of blue rattle can paint. I like it so much I may just match it for my exterior trim. In the meantime I decided to try painting the armrests with it to see how it looked...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-25-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Pitch servo mount and armrests

I purchased the Garmin Pitch servo mount and fitted it. This does not mean I am now committed to Garmin, as I understand the mounting hole pattern is common to most servos. When I opened the bag I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-25-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Prep and prime

One of the advantages of using a rattle can primer is that you don't need to build up a huge backlog of stuff to prime in one go. I like to do stuff in manageable chunks. These are all the stiffeners...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
F-782D continued

I'll skip ahead to show how these came out. After prep and prime, and after the forward fuselage was reassembled but with the bottom skin still off, I match drilled the F-782As to the F-782Ds for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Disassembly and F-682D

And here we go with taking it all apart.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4445/24206457798_a465daa2da_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CT3qyE)IMG_0884 (https://flic.kr/p/CT3qyE) by Ed Fleming...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
And the top....

On the upper flange I also had an issue on one side. This time I think I failed to ensure the rib was sitting tightly against the skin. I emailed Vans and apparently this is not an issue, so I left...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
F-724 edge distance

I had the typical edge distance issues on both ends of my F-623 Baggage bulkheads. The first 2 pictures show comparison shots of the outside of each conical bend and the relationship with the edge...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,666
Posted By Z-EDD
Wide deck or narrow?

Thanks for the update Simon. But can you tell us if your engine is a wide deck or narrow deck( Angle valve or parallel)? I too had been hoping vans had corrected this, but I kind of gained an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-14-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,923
Posted By Z-EDD
See this post from my build thread...

See this post from my build thread http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=919815&postcount=14

In the sixth photo down you will see where the flange of the inboard rib will interfere...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-31-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
F-7114 Gusset

I spent a long time researching this thing. It is not even mentioned in the instructions. Apparently Vans attitude is "fit it whenever you like" Since in the tailwheel planes it takes the place of...
Forum: Tools 10-31-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By Z-EDD
I recently found this dremel accessory. It is...

I recently found this dremel accessory. It is called a "detail abrasive brush" Not sure which grit mine is but there are only 3 I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-31-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Outboard Floor stiffeners and F-684 Gussets

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/38005341986_c7b9c79538_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZUpj61)IMG_0863 (https://flic.kr/p/ZUpj61) by Ed Fleming (https://www.flickr.com/photos/158359628@N06/), on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-31-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Edge distance issues on floor stiffeners

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37992852446_5afd40a2f5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZTiio7)IMG_0854 (https://flic.kr/p/ZTiio7) by Ed Fleming (https://www.flickr.com/photos/158359628@N06/), on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-31-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Rudder pedals

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4505/37337298894_460f871867_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YTnq9E)IMG_0866 (https://flic.kr/p/YTnq9E) by Ed Fleming (https://www.flickr.com/photos/158359628@N06/), on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Drilling firewall brackets

When drilling the lower longerons to the firewall brackets, edge distance on the steel bracket also needs to be preserved. here is how I marked the longerons to show the underlying...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Lower longerons

Always amazes me how some parts in this kit are so nicely pre-fabricated, and then others are not at all! The aux longerons came nicely cut, and just needed slight trimming to length. The lower...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,548
Posted By Z-EDD
Aux Longerons and side stiffeners

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/37337210364_02706f51a8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YTmXQh)IMG_0809 (https://flic.kr/p/YTmXQh) by Ed Fleming (https://www.flickr.com/photos/158359628@N06/), on...
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