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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By rvbuilder2002
What you are thinking is correct, and that is...

What you are thinking is correct, and that is what is visible in the photo... there is a bevel on the aft edge and on the portion of the inboard edge that is underneath the elevator skin.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For clarification The SV-32 and SV-42 servos have...

For clarification
The SV-32 and SV-42 servos have the same mounting foot print, so the same bracket could be used for the RV-10 and 14 with the different torque servos that were specified for each...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have never heard any, and the installation in...

I have never heard any, and the installation in the the RV-14 and RV-14A is working fine.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My opinion is that his estimate was high by more...

My opinion is that his estimate was high by more than double but I guess it depends on who is doing the paint job.
If he knows that from experience by weighing before and after, then it is not a shop...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can't comment on a comparison to Dynon's...

I can't comment on a comparison to Dynon's bracket because we have only used the Van's designed one, and I don't remember having to do any modification (and the linked document doesn't mention...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the RV-10 is pretty much the same as the...

I think the RV-10 is pretty much the same as the RV-14.

You can find RV-14 drawing section 58 (Yaw Servo) HERE (http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-14/RV-14_58.pdf)
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A better description would be both have the same...

A better description would be both have the same baggage area weight limit but both don't have the same full fuel payload available.

Depending on finished empty weight (assuming the recommended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No RV models have been dropped from...

No RV models have been dropped from production.
The production rate has been adjusted to match demand.
The newest of the three models that had their production rate adjusted is over 30 years...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By rvbuilder2002
When consider engine options, don't lock the...

When consider engine options, don't lock the RV-14 into only the IO-390.
There are angle valve IO-360 engines that will work also (the prototype RV-14 tail dragger has one).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,668
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As Mark mentioned, originally the T.E. were just...

As Mark mentioned, originally the T.E. were just riveted without bonding.
The bonding isn't considered a structural requirement (though it does have a small structural benefit). It was added to help...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,668
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Just keep in mind that it is B1/2 which means...

Just keep in mind that it is B1/2 which means that it has 1/2 hr of working time after mixing.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By rvbuilder2002
WD-40 is not a very good lubricant (and not what...

WD-40 is not a very good lubricant (and not what it was designed for though people use it for that)

You will do better with just plain motor oil.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-14-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depends on how bad it sinks. I have seen them...

Depends on how bad it sinks.

I have seen them them fail so bad that fuel was running out of the bottom of the air box if the electric pump was turned on during troubleshooting ;)

A little more...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can't give you detailed specifics but I have...

I can't give you detailed specifics but I have made landings in an RV-10 and RV-14 with flaps in reflex and the influence is no more than occurs with all of the other RV's with the flaps fully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,925
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have heard in the past that (if I remember...

I have heard in the past that (if I remember correctly) there was somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 RV-6(A) empenage kits produced. If you add all of the other model counts to that (which I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,925
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hobbs meter is still clicking up.......

Now at 9980 (http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/first-flights.htm)...... only 20 to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The surest way to confirm nutplate size is by...

The surest way to confirm nutplate size is by checking it with a screw or bolt of a know size.

Even though the -5 size is depicted in the chart, none of the RV kits use a -5 nutplate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That depends on what you mean by -3 and...

That depends on what you mean by -3 and -4.....

The dash #'s are the different rivet lengths

AN470AD3 and AN470AD4 are different rivet diameters

The diameter of the rivet has more influence on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Another viewpoint......

All of the rivet guns in the shop at Van's have the brass colored flow restricter valves installed (have used them for decades). The line pressure in the shop is kept at max. except for pneumatic...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is not unheard of but it is rare for the idle...

It is not unheard of but it is rare for the idle mixture to just change.

The first order of business would be to inspect to be sure that nothing else happened to make it change.
Carb. float failures...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is one of the common symptoms of a failing ...

This is one of the common symptoms of a failing (sinking) float.
It causes the engine to start running overly rich which can be tolerated at higher RPM's but not down near idle.
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As installed on the finished assembly the two...

As installed on the finished assembly the two hinge halves are offset from each other by 1/2" (one hinge loop).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The one you ordered will work fine (it is what we...

The one you ordered will work fine (it is what we use in our shop).
Just practice on a bolt first and learn the tool. The trip point is very subtle and can be easily missed if you haven't yet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That goes for any self locking fastener (as...

That goes for any self locking fastener (as described in Section 5 (http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf) of the construction manual)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,917
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am not sure why this keeps coming...

I am not sure why this keeps coming up...

<Snipped directly from the announcement posted on the web site>

Production runs for these kits will not
cease,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes Throw away the HF tool and get something...

Yes
Throw away the HF tool and get something decent.

A direct indicating (dial) type is best for low torque values but the CDI will work if you learn how to use it properly.

At low torque values...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I offer you option # 5 (actually I offer it as a...

I offer you option # 5
(actually I offer it as a suggestion to anyone with concerns).

Pick-up the phone and dial Van's.

Ask to talk to Mitch (new president)

Tell him your concerns and ask him what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No photos to share, but Van's engineering dept...

No photos to share, but Van's engineering dept has been using 3D printing for ~1.5 years or so to prototype parts in plastic before committing to the cost of making machined metal examples and for...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is not a major problem and it doesn't cause a...

It is not a major problem and it doesn't cause a flight qualities issue (I don't recall any test / flight review pilot ever mentioning it in their evaluation report, but maybe I have forgotten).

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,925
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As mentioned previously in this thread, the...

As mentioned previously in this thread, the records are not publicly accessible but a quick phone call or e-mail (info@vansaircraft.com) is a way to check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,917
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes The plans for the RV-3, 4 and 6 were...

Yes

The plans for the RV-3, 4 and 6 were originally drawn including info that would be required to build entirely from scratch (including material call-outs, etc).
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,875
Posted By rvbuilder2002
On the date that the post you are probably...

On the date that the post you are probably referencing, there was only three flying.
That post was made a year and a half ago (3/3/2016)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,925
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Thanks Lars, but more info is needed. Customer #...

Thanks Lars, but more info is needed.

Customer # and name currently registered to the account for the airplane at a minimum. N number would be nice.



A bit of interesting trivia.....

Last night...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In all RV kit documentation they are referred to...

In all RV kit documentation they are referred to using the aircraft industry standard nomenclature of "blind" rivet.

So named because for installation you never have to even see the opposite side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,925
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Keep those first flight reports coming.........

A big Thank You to everyone that has stepped up and submitted first flight reports recently (many for airplanes that have been flying for a number of years now)

The HOBBS METER...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,955
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Thanks for the info. Do you recall specifically...

Thanks for the info.

Do you recall specifically what stainless tape you used (or the supplier)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My understanding is that 4 gallons is a bit...

My understanding is that 4 gallons is a bit closer to the required amount. Smoky might have thought you were asking the amount to totally fill the oil sump.

The best way to do long term storage is...
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The first 406 Mhz transmit burst occurs 50...

The first 406 Mhz transmit burst occurs 50 seconds after initial activation, and it only takes a few seconds to confirm it activated.

This is covered in the ELT testing section of the AIM
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, then I will assume that the dimples are well...

Ok, then I will assume that the dimples are well formed.

It is fairly common for it to take quite a bit of force to get the dimples on outboard end of the tank to move aft far enough for them to...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By rvbuilder2002
How were the screw dimples formed? Hand squeezer?

How were the screw dimples formed? Hand squeezer?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Your didn't mention that you had checked the...

Your didn't mention that you had checked the aileron trailing edge shape as described in Section 5 (http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf)
It can have a big influence on exactly...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,955
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Personal research..... Can anyone that has done...

Personal research.....
Can anyone that has done this on an airplane that has now been flying for a while, where the metalized tape was needed to seal joints in the metal overlay, comment on how that...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is not for litigation protection, it is to...

It is not for litigation protection, it is to emphasize that any info received through official channels that contradicts my info, should take precedence (and that is why I said to go ahead and check...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The info you are missing is Step 5 Step 5:...

The info you are missing is Step 5

Step 5: Machine countersink the #30 holes in the
VS-808PP doubler that attach the doubler to the
VS-803PP Rear Spar for the dimple of an
AN426AD4 rivet. See Figure...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Well, I avoid the title expert, but I am one of...

Well, I avoid the title expert, but I am one of the authors, but go ahead and see what one of the tech support guys say.......

In the context of different wording..... The nemesis of technical...
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sometimes describing processes with written words...

Sometimes describing processes with written words can be challenging.
Drilling 40 and then FINAL drilling was in the context of the tapping process (since the process was started with a smaller hole,...
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Paul, Step 6 has you final drill the remaining...

Paul, Step 6 has you final drill the remaining holes in the window to #27 (by remaining it basically mean all holes because the ones common to the aft skin were drilled #30 and the ones common to the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The old style has sides that are slightly flat in...

The old style has sides that are slightly flat in the vertical direction.
The new pressure recovery style has no flat area on it except for right at the very aft trailing edge.
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Things have changed (at least from what the lexan...

Things have changed (at least from what the lexan rear window install procedure was, and I don't think the plans say to countersink either because truss head screws are used).
Years of experience has...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Greg, If the aluminum surface is still smooth and...

Greg,
If the aluminum surface is still smooth and shinny and the only visible change is coloration/staining, I don't think you will have any problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Bob Avery used to sell replacement parts. He is...

Bob Avery used to sell replacement parts.
He is still in the business manufacturing tools and accessories, many of which I think are still sold by Cleveland tools.
Give Mike a call at Cleveland Tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Or viewed from another angle......

RV's have been built for many decades (including award winning and grand champion examples) with just one set of quality dimple dies (literally thousands were built before the option of different...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,502
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Do you know that the holes that are already...

Do you know that the holes that are already dimpled weren't final drilled first?
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,502
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My position is that standard dimple dies should...

My position is that standard dimple dies should not be used on holes that weren't either match drilled or final drilled.
I.E., they should be made to final size before they get dimpled.

So, holes...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,502
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I may have missed it but I don't recall a mention...

I may have missed it but I don't recall a mention of any of those things in this thread.

Van's has always been up front with customers inquiring about the quick build kits... that they are...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,881
Posted By rvbuilder2002
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv12iS_whats-ne...

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv12iS_whats-new.htm

About half way down the page......




The first few fuselage kits have now been shipped so if you contact the orders people in the office...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,765
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I was questioning your procedure in the same way...

I was questioning your procedure in the same way Bill probably was.
You wrote "upon reaching this point I did notice that the grease coming out was proportional to the amount being pumped in"

This...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,451
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't know, because for a normal take-off...

I don't know, because for a normal take-off (lifting the tail as you have described) doesn't take anywhere near full fwd stick.
My guess is that about 1/2 nicely lifts the tail to a just slightly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,310
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The FAA's legal department has officially...

The FAA's legal department has officially addressed both of these issues.

An engine installed in an Experimental aircraft is not certified... regardless of what data tag it has on it.

Which is why...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Personally I don't consider EGT as a reliable...

Personally I don't consider EGT as a reliable indication of carb. synch/balance. If it was reliable I think Rotax would have put it in the maint. documentation.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-30-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For additional clarification.... The new style...

For additional clarification....
The new style bracket has been in the 6A finish kit for a long time.... but for use with the pressure recovery wheel fairing. It will not work with the old style...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have little concern for the SCAT hose and not...

I have little concern for the SCAT hose and not much for the muff because there is generally airflow over the exterior surfaces.
For the same reason that Larry Vetterman has always told people to not...
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