VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.09 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: WingsOnWheels
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Got it done, thanks

Got it done, thanks
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Anyone at Aerocountry (T31) This morning?

I am about to head that way and could use some help for a few minutes to offload my wings from the back of my truck. If you are able to help, please give me a call at (310) 918-2402.

Thanks in...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-19-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Adding a few more pictures. Painting has been a...

Adding a few more pictures. Painting has been a little slower than I like. It has been raining almost every weekend for the last month and a half, and now it just got cold. Just bad painting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here is an image of my current lights for...

Here is an image of my current lights for reference:

https://preview.ibb.co/ke8GQf/20181004-212657.jpg (https://ibb.co/mKSnWL)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I emailed Aevo, and received a response today. ...

I emailed Aevo, and received a response today. The said to send my current set back and they will replace them with the new polycarbonate product (the older ones are a resin lens). This is good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Watch out on those stone-look rattle can paints. ...

Watch out on those stone-look rattle can paints. Most are water soluble, not for outdoor use.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-16-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,834
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For minor pinhole filling, I found a finishing...

For minor pinhole filling, I found a finishing filler from the local auto-paint jobber worked extremely well. It is a polyester product, but is being sanded off anyway. It is a lower-viscosity...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-16-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I should have one available at Aerocountry in the...

I should have one available at Aerocountry in the next few weeks. I have one wing left to paint then I can move them to the airport for assembly. This weather is making a mess of my plans at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you are going to paint yourself, save it for...

If you are going to paint yourself, save it for practice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Assuming the AC is already painted, you could put...

Assuming the AC is already painted, you could put down a bead of RTV, cover with a layer of cling-wrap or wax paper and loosely install the cover. Once cured you have a gasket.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Also, it is possible to swap out the center...

Also, it is possible to swap out the center section on a complete or partially complete fuselage. The amount of work will vary with how far along it is. Just be prepared to drill out a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Once the actuator linkage is disconnected, it...

Once the actuator linkage is disconnected, it takes all of a minute to remove the flap. To me it would be much easier to do this job on the workbench.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am 6'4" with lots of leg. It was tight for me,...

I am 6'4" with lots of leg. It was tight for me, but the Almost -14 mod made a huge difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Im starting to wonder in I got a bad batch. Or...

Im starting to wonder in I got a bad batch. Or had some kind of exposure from the box material....ill have to shoot a note to Aveo and see. They are way out of warranty, but who knows.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Aveo Lights - Lenses Yellowing

So, I have a set of Aveo Powerburst lights I purchased a good 5+ years ago (yeah, I know....slow build). Since that time, they have been stored indoors in the Aveo box. They have only been out of...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It is generally pretty rough. Treat it like a...

It is generally pretty rough. Treat it like a soft surface and keep the nose light. Remember, there is a hump in the middle so during landing it looks like you are out of runway, at the halfway...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have used the Mini and Micro Molex connectors...

I have used the Mini and Micro Molex connectors in a number of areas. I have been very happy so far. Both those connectors are positive-latching. You could also use the waterproof automotive...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The foam block is used to extend the snorkel on...

The foam block is used to extend the snorkel on the cowl back to interface with the nose of the airbox. The foam is shaped to fill the gap then fiberglassed. Afterwards the foam is chipped out. As...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-24-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,831
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I like the wing design, looks pretty cool. That...

I like the wing design, looks pretty cool. That looks like a mighty challenge to paint, particularly over old paint. Adhesion will be a problem, particularly if the base is a urethane paint. You...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have two unused indicators as well, along with...

I have two unused indicators as well, along with the unused stickers (assuming I can find them...haha)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you start with the longer tube and cut it down...

If you start with the longer tube and cut it down the ends would butt together at the joint. You could clean out any squeeze-out once the epoxy cured. At that point, the likelihood of contamination...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dave, Go check out my thread in the "Painting...

Dave,

Go check out my thread in the "Painting your RV" section, I describe all the materials there
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a thread in the painting section, so I...

I have a thread in the painting section, so I wont repost a bunch of pictures here, but this is what the color looks like on a sunny day.

https://i.postimg.cc/bvp0GXTb/20180917_155107.jpg

Total...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks for the compliment. Feels good to be...

Thanks for the compliment. Feels good to be moving forward. Been a dry few years (rv-wise)
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Talking Keep your speed up and you can fly it like a...

Keep your speed up and you can fly it like a kite.

In reality, it is pretty easy to just install the wings after paint. There it no big upside to painting them installed
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Since I dont have the plane on the gear, i had...

Since I dont have the plane on the gear, i had more trailer options. Didnt have to accomodate that wide gear track.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Glad to hear you are flying and making some great...

Glad to hear you are flying and making some great trips. Between two little kids (6 & 3) progress slowed to a near stop for quite a while there. I am moving forward now with renewed energy and...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Adding more pictures as parts are...

Adding more pictures as parts are completed

https://i.postimg.cc/cH5sMrHy/20180917_155107.jpg

Edit, added lower cowl picture
https://i.postimg.cc/YSLf0wq0/20180920_163441.jpg
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,282
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Do the make the screw head sit proud?

Do the make the screw head sit proud?
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,282
Posted By WingsOnWheels
man, you guys are making this hard. There are...

man, you guys are making this hard. There are good points for both methods. I am I like the idea of having the screws unpainted for future maintenance, but I have also seen what can happen when you...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is 48" going to be wide enough? The bottom skin...

Is 48" going to be wide enough? The bottom skin extends beyond the fuselage to interface with the bottom of the wing. I don't recall the exact dimensions, but it is probably 1.5 - 2", so the door...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,282
Posted By WingsOnWheels
On the RV-6 there are no Z-Brackets, so once the...

On the RV-6 there are no Z-Brackets, so once the screws are out there is nothing to hold the tank on. However, unlike the -7, the tanks are pretty easy to remove (just take out a pile of screws), so...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Moving to the Airport

This past Friday I started my move to the airport. I am taking parts as I finish the paint (need to get them out of the way to make room). I started with the fuselage since it was residing in the...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here are some pictures of work to-date: Fuselage...

Here are some pictures of work to-date:

Fuselage metal-prep complete:
https://i.postimg.cc/tT550cSM/20180902_134933.jpg

Fuselage in...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By WingsOnWheels
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): I am using...

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment):

I am using a full-face respirator with a forced/fresh air system. During mixing/gun cleaning (outside the booth) I switch to a half-mask with cartridges for...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Painting my RV-6A

I plan to add to this thread over the next month or so as I continue the saga of painting my RV-6A.

To start things off, I am in no way a professional painter. I have done bits and pieces here and...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,282
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Paint Wing With or Without Tanks

Is there a general consensus, or is this a never-ending debate; should the tanks be removed from the wings during painting and painted separately? Cosmetically, it probably looks nice not having the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
A number of years ago someone posted that the...

A number of years ago someone posted that the aileron pushrod tube size was just right to use to extend the oil fill tube. The tube I received from Vans (old kit) had an extrusion error mid-length...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I tried that, unless you thicken the epoxy and...

I tried that, unless you thicken the epoxy and put it on really heavy it won't cover the pink. I am going to shoot the inside with a coat of white paint still....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used the Earl's Performance push-on hose. Made...

I used the Earl's Performance push-on hose. Made for coolant or oil. Should hold up well.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP26022013A0001V.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,716
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mel, your RV-6 was the first RV I met in person....

Mel, your RV-6 was the first RV I met in person. I think it is still the only RV-6 I have been in.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP27092009A00014.jpg

Thanks again,
Colin
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The RV-6 manual calls for #41, which is just fine...

The RV-6 manual calls for #41, which is just fine and dandy until you realize you drilled the longerons with #41 and now your countersink pilot doesn't fit. Not that I would know anything about that.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like I will have quite a collect of people...

Sounds like I will have quite a collect of people to bother. Now I know where to go when I need a uand to get the wings on.

Mel, Ill be bothering you soon enough to start the inspection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By WingsOnWheels
We should probably be using the same tyoe of...

We should probably be using the same tyoe of attachment as motocycle windshields. Instead of a regular nut, the use a rubber expansion nut, similar to a boat drain plug.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Great! I will starting my lease this weekend. ...

Great! I will starting my lease this weekend. Probably be another week or two before I start moving in. I was hoping to paint the fuselage this weekend, but I dont think my supplied air respirator...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By WingsOnWheels
In addition, the Oops rivets are intended for a...

In addition, the Oops rivets are intended for a -3 dimple. if you already drilled to #30 before dimpling you need to use -4 dimple dies, so a -4 rivet is the right way to go. The oops rivets are...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-14-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to circle back, I found a space on the West...

Just to circle back, I found a space on the West side. Once I move in, I would like to meet some of the other RVers on the field.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went to school in Prescott, AZ. They used to...

I went to school in Prescott, AZ. They used to advertise something like 350 flyable days a year. I wouldnt doubt it at all.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-03-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Wanted: Aerocountry T31 Hangar Space RV-6A

I am in need of a space for my RV-6A. Need to do final assembly and hopefully long-term storage. If anyone has a lead I would appriciate it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,318
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you are worried about in-flight spills, you...

If you are worried about in-flight spills, you could change to an automotive-style reservoir. I made the change because I swapped my system to DOT4 fluid, but the reservoir would work either way. ...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-23-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Spoke with the contact you provided. Looks like...

Spoke with the contact you provided. Looks like that should work out well. I am still keeping an eye open at AeroCountry, but told him I would be able to make a commitment by the end of Feb (hangar...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-16-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,057
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The PIDC terminals have proven to be very...

The PIDC terminals have proven to be very reliable, particularly over soldered terminals. There is not really a need to use the uninsulated terminals and heat-shrink. And don't solder them unless...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-15-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thank you for the insight. AeroCountry is my...

Thank you for the insight. AeroCountry is my first choice for that reason, but I want to keep my eye on both to see what is available.
Forum: Texas (North) 01-12-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Wanted: Hangar Space at McKinney or Aerocountry

My goal this year is to get the RV done and to the airport. While I am not ready to move yet, I would like to get an idea of what availability looks like and what to expect for rent in a shared...
Forum: Job Board 11-21-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you send me the same info I can look into it...

If you send me the same info I can look into it as well. I am an ERAU grad. Of course from the better Prescott Campus (just kidding). I am not an engineer, but all my close friends are (college...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm sure others do this already, but here is my...

I'm sure others do this already, but here is my tip for the elevator pushrod install. I install the rod-end at the elevator without the pushrod. It is much easier to work with. You can even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 151,754
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This may have already been mentioned, but for the...

This may have already been mentioned, but for the type of parts I see here, PETG is probably a good material option for most home printers. PLA is easy to work with, but not really suitable for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 151,754
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm still more mad about the RV6 not being on the...

I'm still more mad about the RV6 not being on the "aircraft" tab of the Vans site then I am about the production slow-down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By WingsOnWheels
By the way, I see you are in Dallas. ...

By the way, I see you are in Dallas. Whereabouts? We should get together some time. I'm in East Plano, right by Spring Creek and Parker.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The reality, order the rest of the kits. There...

The reality, order the rest of the kits. There are some parts that interchange with the 7 (mostly FWF, but the canopy as well), but the kit price is lower than the piecemeal price, so it will cost...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-14-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,696
Posted By WingsOnWheels
While you are at it, check your primer...

While you are at it, check your primer circuit/fittings (if you have a primer). Make sure the primer isn't flowing when the boost pump is on.
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:47 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.