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Forum: RV-10 06-01-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By TFeeney
There is a table of contents for each sub kit...

There is a table of contents for each sub kit (empennage, wings, fuselage) that includes a list of the sheet metal parts with the type of aluminum and thickness.

The quicker way is to get a pair of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By TFeeney
Tim - I'm also interested. I'll PM for more...

Tim -
I'm also interested. I'll PM for more details.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,141
Posted By TFeeney
Finger trick

Maybe I'm a slow learner.

You guys act like this was a one and done experience. Where are my fellow journeymen who've not stopped after the first whoops?

The longerons were particularly fun. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,776
Posted By TFeeney
More copies

Iím looking forward to hearing how this works out for Axel.
Thanks for letting us get involved - itís a fun project!

If there is additional interest, just let me know. Weíd be happy to make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By TFeeney
Nothing received. Might try again.

Nothing received. Might try again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By TFeeney
CNC access

Axel,
I may be able to help you.
PM with contact info on the way.

Tim
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By TFeeney
In closing

Just to close this out, the back riveting went beautifully.
For anyone doing this out of order like me, getting the brake/rudder pedals out of the way was required. So maybe Iíll get smart and do...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By TFeeney
Got a suggestion for a flush offset? Everything...

Got a suggestion for a flush offset?
Everything Iíve seen and used is for universal heads.

Tried this one from Spruce. It reaches perfectly but wonít set the rivet even up to 80psi on a 3x gun....
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By TFeeney
Riveting Oil Cooler Mount

Any suggestions for how to get this one rivet?
Pictures from everyoneís blogs look great...but nobody says they had any trouble. Certainly no secrets revealed.

What am I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By TFeeney
Thanks for posting, that was entertaining.

Thanks for posting, that was entertaining.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By TFeeney
I started out like you trying to drive the rivets...

I started out like you trying to drive the rivets out of the hole with a punch after drilling the head. Like you I buggered my share of holes. Especially ribs and frames that have the ears for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By TFeeney
Hi Jeff, congratulations on the 9. It sounds like...

Hi Jeff, congratulations on the 9.
It sounds like youíre at Bowman, but if you ever stop at JVY let me know. Iíd love to hear more about your experience and see the plane. Iím closing in on that...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By TFeeney
Rivets

Keep them in mind though because I haven't found where they tell you to install those rivets.
My cabin top is on and doors are set...holes are still open. They are going to get filled this weekend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,179
Posted By TFeeney
Thank you

Greg, I've put this off for literally a couple years because I didn't want to take the brain power to make my own design, while covered in dust from sanding and shaping the cabin top.

I know this...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By TFeeney
Initial question

To answer your initial question, yes you can fill the hole - but use flox not micro.
When I ordered my finish kit, I deleted the Vanís brackets in favor of the PlaneAround brackets...unfortunately I...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 584,309
Posted By TFeeney
Tail dragging dreaming

My first thought looking at this picture -
ďWow somebody made a tail dragger -10Ē

Looking really great Larry!
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By TFeeney
Antenna doubler?

Antenna doubler?
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 454,521
Posted By TFeeney
Very nice

Justin
I've been watching your build progress and for awhile we were pacing. I can only hope mine looks that nice...beautiful!

That thing is begging to fly.

Hugely motivational, even though I've...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,153
Posted By TFeeney
Jon, Iíd like to review the Visio file. Iíve got...

Jon, Iíd like to review the Visio file.
Iíve got the same system going on my -10, but my layout is like 20 pages. Gotta love the eye chart!

Sending PM with email.

Garmin connector kits arrive this...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,334
Posted By TFeeney
Any concern with plugs mounted on the bottom of...

Any concern with plugs mounted on the bottom of the boxes? Wouldn't a gravity assist be your friend here? Or does it matter?
Not being critical just wondering if one direction is better than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By TFeeney
Very nice Justin. Looks like she's aching to fly!

Very nice Justin.
Looks like she's aching to fly!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,498
Posted By TFeeney
If youíre in a sharing mood

Dave -
Iíd sure appreciate a copy as well. Your plan seems very logical and Iím about a month from starting this task myself. I have a written plan, but hadnít even considered how to handle the Ďas...
Forum: Midwest 10-24-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,753
Posted By TFeeney
Thanks a lot!

Now Iíve got that song stuck in my head.:p

Nice trip.
Forum: Midwest 10-15-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By TFeeney
Floyds Knobs

I've got a 10 under construction in Floyds Knobs. Waiting on my finish kit.

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,211
Posted By TFeeney
I think you are confusing the Aveo tips with the...

I think you are confusing the Aveo tips with the Aeroled lights.
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By TFeeney
I know this isn't the answer you're going to want...

I know this isn't the answer you're going to want but here goes:
1) check previous pictures you may have when you drilled the spar. See if it was there before.
2) confirm your build in that area is...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By TFeeney
I waited on the empennage as you described. The...

I waited on the empennage as you described.
The tailcone join was uneventful. My horizontal and vertical are waiting patiently. :cool:
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By TFeeney
I have the bucking bar and used it on a few of...

I have the bucking bar and used it on a few of the rivets in question.
I also had scrapes and cuts on my forearms from using the tungsten bar on a few that I didn't like the modified bar - between...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-12-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 29,897
Posted By TFeeney
Very nice write up. I'm through the paper...

Very nice write up. I'm through the paper planning portion and I can attest to the many iterations in Excel/Powerpoint that you mentioned. Every time I look at it there's another mistake I find. ...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By TFeeney
I might be misunderstanding you, but the F-1015...

I might be misunderstanding you, but the F-1015 is not in the assembly with the F-1034 bulkhead - it is further forward. I think you mean F-1018 for reference to the keeper rivets. The F-1015 has...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By TFeeney
The 2 keeper rivets per side are installed in...

The 2 keeper rivets per side are installed in 26-6 step 8.

If memory serves, nothing else is done with these until you get to 29-17 where the remaining 5 rivets per side are installed with the side...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,084
Posted By TFeeney
Cant see the picture

Cant see the picture
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By TFeeney
I've done similar using a borrowed dual axle open...

I've done similar using a borrowed dual axle open trailer - towed behind a suburban.

Strap it in and then the loose pieces go up front with you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By TFeeney
Your picture link doesn't work in photobucket. ...

Your picture link doesn't work in photobucket. You should choose another hosting site.

The part you mention however is actually WD-415. You can get a solid machined version...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By TFeeney
Knowing that I made the decision to replace the...

Knowing that I made the decision to replace the right side, I match drilled the horn to the torque tube in the correct orientation, which created a slightly oblong hole in the flap horn. I was then...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By TFeeney
After disassembly of the fiddly bits, and...

After disassembly of the fiddly bits, and reassembly on the bench, it turns out that the left side was correctly match drilled (as shown in the first picture). The holes were close enough that they...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By TFeeney
Sorry for the photobucket links. I could see...

Sorry for the photobucket links. I could see them on my side, so I thought all was well.

I've adjusted them. Never again....:mad:
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By TFeeney
Flap System Install (Sect 40)

I've had a productive few weeks, so I guess I was due for a setback.

I followed the plans (40-3) and oriented the flap crank with the flap horn using the bellcrank jig provided. This is the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,728
Posted By TFeeney
Cleaveland sells a set for your rivet gun that...

Cleaveland sells a set for your rivet gun that holds the dimple die. Drill a hole in your steel bucking bar (not the good tungsten one! :)) and you can now dimple anywhere a rivet gun will fit. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,926
Posted By TFeeney
Is that teflon tape for sure, or maybe an...

Is that teflon tape for sure, or maybe an over-eager installer with some sealant?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,325
Posted By TFeeney
Me 2

This sounds like the rudder cable links F-10104 step 1 (38-10)? I've got the same question.

I'll go a bit further - how did you create the R1/4 for the outside? I can grind it down to be close,...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By TFeeney
He looks very familiar.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/senecaprop/Charlie_zpsglut1p6b.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/senecaprop/media/Charlie_zpsglut1p6b.jpg.html)
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By TFeeney
Yep - as Brendon mentions, these nutplates wait...

Yep - as Brendon mentions, these nutplates wait for the FWD side skin. The little clips (F-1042B and F-1042C) will need to stay clecoed for awhile. You'll lose them in the abyss that is Sect 29 and...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,100
Posted By TFeeney
Any time Jeff. I'll put you to work...:D Send me...

Any time Jeff. I'll put you to work...:D
Send me a PM if you'd like to discuss timing.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,100
Posted By TFeeney
Welcome

Another welcome...from Boiler country in Lafayette.
I'm about to start the cabin top. Let me know if you'd like to come by, or need a hand.

Tim
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By TFeeney
FWD Heat Duct Rivet Choice

Just finished my brake lines and was feeling confident.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/senecaprop/20170529_145257_zps746v9orn.jpg...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-05-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,792
Posted By TFeeney
I'm approaching this step (still debating the...

I'm approaching this step (still debating the McMaster-Carr seal at all if you want to know the truth) and would love to see a picture of the "square tool steel" scribe you mention. I'm not sure I'm...
Forum: Primers 04-28-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,397
Posted By TFeeney
Tim - I've seen your blog pictures and it was...

Tim - I've seen your blog pictures and it was heart wrenching to me.

Can you elaborate on what you think went wrong? Why that one area?
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,761
Posted By TFeeney
Bill, I haven't hit this point in the build, but...

Bill,
I haven't hit this point in the build, but be careful attaching the cabin top before the overhead panel is on. My understanding is that you would learn many new colorful words if trying to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,138
Posted By TFeeney
This mentions the software upgrade to include yaw...

This mentions the software upgrade to include yaw capabilities, but what hardware is offered?
Is there a unique servo?
Are there any examples flying at the moment? Mounting details?
I'm not seeing...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,542
Posted By TFeeney
From Van's website: Description Engraved plate...

From Van's website:

Description

Engraved plate attaches under fuel valve lever to indicate tank in use. Can be fitted to all RVs (except the RV-10 &12) using standard valve supplied in kit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,979
Posted By TFeeney
Sounds like you've made the decision to do...

Sounds like you've made the decision to do something - the only question is back to school or instrument rating. In my book, they are the same thing. The better question is what activity in your...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,884
Posted By TFeeney
Note prices

I haven't purchased mine yet but I have a wish list that I regularly keep prices updated. I was very surprised to see the price of the Comant jump this past year. Unless I fat fingered it, the price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,842
Posted By TFeeney
Timely post.

Just broke my bandsaw blade this past weekend. Assumed I let it get too dull.

If there's a preferred replacement blade, I'm all ears.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,275
Posted By TFeeney
Who does these for the -10? I'm not quite there...

Who does these for the -10?
I'm not quite there but...soon!
Forum: Tools 02-01-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 27,408
Posted By TFeeney
Yep - it could be...

Yep - it could be worse.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/senecaprop/RivetSpill_zpsf0bljdcp.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/senecaprop/media/RivetSpill_zpsf0bljdcp.jpg.html)
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,307
Posted By TFeeney
Hey Tim - One thing you could try is to cleco it...

Hey Tim -
One thing you could try is to cleco it together to see if the edges come together. My guess is that it's not as bad as you think.

Additionally, take some pressure off the pliers - you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,523
Posted By TFeeney
"with hopes of not making a mistake" I...

"with hopes of not making a mistake"

I understand the reason you say this and I felt the same, but I haven't seen a perfect airplane yet - they all have minor issues. Get educated, make sure you do...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By TFeeney
Fun times

These were a two man job for me for sure.

I've got the "standard" tungsten bucking bar and there was no way it would work...but if you use a flat blade screwdriver or a chisel that's been smoothed,...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,634
Posted By TFeeney
Very clever indeed. Any marks left on the angle?...

Very clever indeed.

Any marks left on the angle? Sharp edges from coins...

Any out of plane bending? Hard to tell from the last picture.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,777
Posted By TFeeney
For $290, I'd think you could fly it there...

For $290, I'd think you could fly it there yourself for cheaper.

And still be home for dinner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,369
Posted By TFeeney
Thanks Mike - I guess my post left me open to Mr....

Thanks Mike - I guess my post left me open to Mr. Obvious. :p

My concern was more the rivet spacing and cleaning up the existing hole - oversized to eliminate rough edges. Wondering how it all fits...
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