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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By David Paule
Ross's Vent Photos

He kindly sent them to me, and I'm posting them with his permission. On a couple, I tweaked the exposure for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,640
Posted By David Paule
I haven't. I use mph. :D Dave

I haven't. I use mph. :D

Dave
Forum: Tools 11-11-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By David Paule
I bought a Rikon 10-326 bandsaw instead of the...

I bought a Rikon 10-326 bandsaw instead of the Harbor Freight one. Quality won out this time over cost - my old bandsaw had been a cheap one and while it had been serviceable, it was only barely that...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By David Paule
Rikon 10-326 Bandsaw - Review

This is for the 10-326 model. I bought it at Woodcraft, where it was in stock. They loaded it into my pickup and took my money. I also bought the mobility base.


Unloading
The crate weighs about 285...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 182,341
Posted By David Paule
Tool Woes

While I was waiting for the new reamer, I decided to work on the drill guide for the other side. Partway through cutting the 1/2" thick aluminum plate, the bandsaw broke. The thing was at least 30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,640
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B project, I'm trying to keep as much...

On my RV-3B project, I'm trying to keep as much as possible common with my C180. Besides manual flaps and the flap speed, I'm using mph, to match. So for that reason alone I'm using that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By David Paule
Van's support page, for updates and revisions and...

Van's support page, for updates and revisions and that sort of thing, has Chapter 5 that you can download for each of the aircraft. It's a common document shared among the planes It's a good...
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By David Paule
Good to know. That's what I was hoping for. My...

Good to know. That's what I was hoping for.

My old broken one is now gone and I'll get the new Rikon in the next day or so.

Dave
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By David Paule
I have decided to get a new bandsaw but a...

I have decided to get a new bandsaw but a different brand. Right now I'm leaning towards a Rikon 10-326.

Thanks for the help, everyone. Your postings were instrumental here.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By David Paule
I did it when the leading edge was clecoed in...

I did it when the leading edge was clecoed in place but not riveted. Then after the cut, I could remove the leading edge and work on it.

Dave
Forum: Tools 11-06-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By David Paule
Harbor Freight 14" Bandsaw - Comments?

Suddenly need a bandsaw. While I want a higher-end one, the low price of the Harbor Freight one does make that worth considering.

Anyone have one? How do you like it?

Does it need to be completely...
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,179
Posted By David Paule
Sean, Don't use the full torque. All you need is...

Sean, Don't use the full torque. All you need is enough to hold the pin securely. It's only a shear connection. Some people have mentioned that they tap the pins in to seat them and gently tighten...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By David Paule
That's correct. The cup is for the small end of...

That's correct. The cup is for the small end of the taper pin to protrude slightly.

Dave
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By David Paule
Glad you're back, Randy! I'm looking forward to...

Glad you're back, Randy!

I'm looking forward to reading about your -12iS.

For those who haven't seen Randy's RV-3B, it's the best one I've seen that's flying, so far. It's exceptional.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-04-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 182,341
Posted By David Paule
Once the honing operation on the landing gear...

Once the honing operation on the landing gear sockets was complete, I started to get the gear located. The honing gave me a mild press fit on both legs. I had to use lubricant to get the legs into...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-04-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By David Paule
And for non-Cherry rivets, you can measure the...

And for non-Cherry rivets, you can measure the gauge and use that measurement to assess the rivet grip length.

Dave
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,753
Posted By David Paule
At least on helicopters, the track was tested...

At least on helicopters, the track was tested dynamically. I wouldn't expect a static prop track to do more than verify the prop mounting.

Dave
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-03-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By David Paule
That's right - the planes around yours need to be...

That's right - the planes around yours need to be tied down well, too. That sort of fratricide is not uncommon.

However, I'd like to make one suggestion - next time, don't get nylon. Get polyester...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-03-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By David Paule
First, get a calculator so that you can make inch...

First, get a calculator so that you can make inch to metric conversions on the fly or fractional to decimal inches. If you have a digital calipers it'll probably have an inch and a mm option. For...
Forum: Midwest 11-03-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By David Paule
Good A&P and AI

Email sent.

Dave
RV-3B building
Cessna 180 flying
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By David Paule
On my carbureted Cessna 180, I have an ARP carb...

On my carbureted Cessna 180, I have an ARP carb ice detector. It has a light that comes on when there's ice - no interpretation needed: light=ice. When the light comes on, I pull carb heat, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By David Paule
Also be wary of torque. I haven't found anything...

Also be wary of torque. I haven't found anything about that with these, but I'd base it on the necked-down portion and use the smaller shear torque and call that a maximum. All we really want, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By David Paule
My Cessna 180 had an ARP carburetor ice detector....

My Cessna 180 had an ARP carburetor ice detector. That thing really works!

It gives reliable warnings of ice at the very onset.

It works by having a light and probe in the carb throat to see actual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By David Paule
I was interested in RV7ForMe's comment about...

I was interested in RV7ForMe's comment about choosing AOA instead of the stall warning system. I have an older Cessna, which uses the stall warning system, so I installed that in my RV-3B for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By David Paule
For unheated VFR use, without AOA, I made this...

For unheated VFR use, without AOA, I made this one. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=99034&highlight=pitot) It attaches with one screw at the top (the LH end in the photo), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By David Paule
I think you're wanting to build for the right...

I think you're wanting to build for the right reason, maybe the best reason. But have you considered buying one instead of building it?

Building an airplane is, at least in my opinion, a fun but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By David Paule
You'd have yield damage before any failure. That...

You'd have yield damage before any failure. That is, there would be some deformation that stays in place after the load is removed. If there's not any in the area loaded or in the structure between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By David Paule
Also if he made any changes, what those are. Dave

Also if he made any changes, what those are.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Paule
Gil got it right in post #20. Generally speaking...

Gil got it right in post #20. Generally speaking the stronger screws perform a lot better.

One thing that some unwary people might think, is that if they are drilling all the holes they can downsize...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,354
Posted By David Paule
Several years ago, I finished a sailboat wooden...

Several years ago, I finished a sailboat wooden tiller that way. I heated it to 140 F and took it out of the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes so the epoxy wouldn't harden on the surface....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By David Paule
Do-Nothings

Good catch, Bill.

This photo from the Front Page today, Tuesday, shows that the brace is supported at the right end by an Adel clamp. As shown, this support does...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,616
Posted By David Paule
For me, if it looks both legal and safe, and with...

For me, if it looks both legal and safe, and with potential places to divert to, I'll go. If the conditions turn out to be worse than I'm comfortable with, I'll either find an alternate or land and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,840
Posted By David Paule
The word from owners is that the performance...

The word from owners is that the performance numbers on Van's website are generally accurate. However some builders seem to have comparatively high empty weight, so you'll need to account for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-15-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 182,341
Posted By David Paule
Iíve been sort of roaming around the fuselage,...

Iíve been sort of roaming around the fuselage, doing things that looked interesting.

I put together the pitch servo mount, following the Dynon RV-4 mount arrangement. It also holds the elevator bell...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,096
Posted By David Paule
AeroCanopy now makes and sells that line. I...

AeroCanopy now makes and sells that line. I bought the RV-3B canopy and am thoroughly satisfied with both the transaction and the canopy itself. Look for my review in the Reviews section.

Dave
RV-3B...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By David Paule
Years ago I had a vernier control apart and a...

Years ago I had a vernier control apart and a small ball bearing shot out and disappeared.

It took me a while to realize that it was a ball bearing, and then more time to find one that would...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By David Paule
If possible, have a bit of an overhang on the...

If possible, have a bit of an overhang on the workbenches so that you can clamp to that. I like 1.5".

I use that double-sided white melamine-faced particle board that's used in cabinets for the...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By David Paule
I keep my rivets in empty small plastic water...

I keep my rivets in empty small plastic water bottles. Some sizes need to go in the larger bottles. All get labeled.

If dropped, they don't scatter all over the floor.

A small funnel is sometimes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By David Paule
RV-3B Drawing 5

Here's the RV-3B version. It's on drawing 5:

https://i.imgur.com/jldF0D1.jpg

Dave
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By David Paule
I opened up the skin and made a new tiedown...

I opened up the skin and made a new tiedown fitting, relocated so that there was no gap.

A bit labor intensive but it solved the problem.

For those of you who haven't riveted the leading edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,094
Posted By David Paule
Well, I'm much more likely to watch something...

Well, I'm much more likely to watch something shorter than longer. I think the goal should be 2 to 7 minutes. And if you need longer than that, which some topics might, make it into a 2-part...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-11-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By David Paule
Partly for the bio-contamination issue and partly...

Partly for the bio-contamination issue and partly to avoid getting dust into places inside where it'll affect the rover.

Dave
Forum: Painting your RV 10-11-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By David Paule
Painting A Mars Rover

Thought this article (https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/new-mars-rover-gets-high-tech-paint-job-for-harsh-conditions-on-mars/) would be of interest. One hint... they didn't use rattle can...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By David Paule
If you decide to do that, how about this: Instead...

If you decide to do that, how about this: Instead of trying to build some things here and some things there, do some common tasks that can be done on the part level at the smaller facility. Things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,366
Posted By David Paule
Get the flash drive plans: USB Flash Drive...

Get the flash drive plans:

USB Flash Drive PLANS/MANUAL RV-10
Part Number = FD PLANS RV-10
Price = $10.00

Also, and while it's included, you can just go to the Van's service notes/revisions page...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By David Paule
All the loads are determined, in part, by the...

All the loads are determined, in part, by the speeds that the airplane is designed for. So while the FAA might establish something like the LSA rules, the designer, while keeping to them, designs the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,094
Posted By David Paule
No doubt there's a list of the more frequently...

No doubt there's a list of the more frequently asked questions to the support staff for specific models. That would make a decent guide on what to show.

If you don't have such a list, worth starting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,283
Posted By David Paule
I'll be glad to discuss the C170 or the C180...

I'll be glad to discuss the C170 or the C180 further, off-line. If you send me an email, that would be easiest. Click on my name above left and go from there.

As for the RV-15, I've said before that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,283
Posted By David Paule
I used to have a Cessna 170B too, and at gross...

I used to have a Cessna 170B too, and at gross weight, it's definitely a bit marginal, at least up here in Colorado. It was an honest 110 mph airplane and had good visibility. It lacked enough rudder...
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By David Paule
Lance Logan's AeroCanopy (Was Todd's Canopy)

Bottom line first, AeroCanopy is a class act and I am a delighted customer.

I decided that I wanted a lightly-tinted canopy instead of a clear one for my RV-3B. Originally, Iíd ordered a clear one...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-30-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 182,341
Posted By David Paule
Glue Technique Tip - As the total thickness...

Glue Technique Tip -
As the total thickness builds up, you may need longer rivets. Buy them early and you will have them when you need them.


When that riveting work was done, I really truly had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By David Paule
I use a similar process but without the...

I use a similar process but without the Scotchbrite.

I try to arrange things so that all - and I do mean all - of my tool-work is parallel to the edge, even in the slots and narrow places. I have a...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By David Paule
I'm pretty sure the -12iS will fit you fine. The...

I'm pretty sure the -12iS will fit you fine.

The RV-12 itself is one of the sweetest flying planes I've ever flow. If my RV-3B is anywhere close I'll be delighted.

I liked the heck out of the RV-12...
Forum: RV-3 09-28-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By David Paule
Canopy-Opening Options

RV-3s have the choice of a slide-back or a tip-over canopy. On mine, I'm choosing the tipover version mostly to get rid of the viewing obstruction of the windshield frame - which to be honest,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By David Paule
Sounds a bit like you could use a mentor, at...

Sounds a bit like you could use a mentor, at least to get you started. The learning curve can be steep for sure.

Perhaps there's another experienced builder in your general area who can help get you...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By David Paule
Drawing 37 shows a sheet-metal one and SK-54A...

Drawing 37 shows a sheet-metal one and SK-54A shows a welded steel tube one.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By David Paule
The intent of my posting was to provide some...

The intent of my posting was to provide some ideas for the people who, like me, are building a non-prepunched kit.

I've just finished up using a steel Fry jig for the fuselage of my RV-3B, and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By David Paule
Example of a Very Good Assembly Jig

This is a very good example of a good building jig. Hereís why:

1. It rotates to any convenient position.

2. Itís stiff enough to hold everything in alignment without excessive sag.

3. Itís open...
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By David Paule
My RV-3B installation is similar. Note that the...

My RV-3B installation is similar.

Note that the blue part is tooling, used to adjust the pushrod. It's not part of the flying machine.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-20-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 182,341
Posted By David Paule
The canoe was only glued together when I took it...

The canoe was only glued together when I took it off the jig, not yet riveted. Still to be riveted were the entire right-hand side skins, firewall to tail, the left-hand cockpit side skin, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By David Paule
There's a tank sealant, Pro Seal-like, meets the...

There's a tank sealant, Pro Seal-like, meets the appropriate specs, called "Access Hatch Sealant." I got some from Skygeek.com. It's intended for exactly this application.

At Skygeek, do a search...
Forum: RV-3 09-17-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By David Paule
Before using, verify that it fits your fuselage....

Before using, verify that it fits your fuselage. The panel outline in the plans, for example, isn't as wide as my fuselage.

Also, do you want the panel to go to the external side skins or is it...
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