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Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Cbull
Here is what I...

Here is what I did

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=131327&highlight=cbull
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,364
Posted By Cbull
I'm almost 4 yrs into my build and probably a...

I'm almost 4 yrs into my build and probably a couple thousand hours. I'm glad I did a slow build. I've enjoyed almost every rivet driven. There are a couple out there we will not discuss.

The past...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By Cbull
One thing with those. Don't squeeze the rivet gun...

One thing with those. Don't squeeze the rivet gun like your putting in a rivet. Just squeeze enough to make the dimple. Over squeezing will just break the nail. Also after the nail is all chewed up,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,526
Posted By Cbull
That's it. Or back your piece being countersunk...

That's it. Or back your piece being countersunk with a wooden bench, drill the pilot hole through metal into wood, don't move anything then countersink. That will hold it in position as...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By Cbull
I'm in Austin if you would like to venture out....

I'm in Austin if you would like to venture out. Not complete with my build, but interior is 90% done...minus avionics
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,474
Posted By Cbull
Any more contact with the guys who do the...

Any more contact with the guys who do the plastidip? You still thinking about using that product?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,220
Posted By Cbull
Kicking myself for not just skipping to the end...

Kicking myself for not just skipping to the end of this thread. Thanks Dynon! Looking forward to being able to use my VPX-Pro with HDX. I've got a few months of work to do before ordering my EFIS's...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,276
Posted By Cbull
Great! Glad it worked!

Great! Glad it worked!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By Cbull
2nd on the DRDT-2. I bought only the head and...

2nd on the DRDT-2. I bought only the head and built the frame from scrap. They send drawings for the frame construction. Love it. I've never used a c-frame, but seems like a loud and violent method...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,580
Posted By Cbull
For what it is worth. If you have an EAA...

For what it is worth. If you have an EAA membership you can download a free copy of solidworks student edition. Very robust and easy to use. From what I understand you can send the solidworks file to...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,251
Posted By Cbull
I also enjoyed building the tanks. I assembled...

I also enjoyed building the tanks. I assembled the tanks a rib at a time. Sometimes two or three per evening. I'm not sure who came up with the method but I would 100% cleco the ribs set in proseal...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,801
Posted By Cbull
Those are supper handy. Saved me many times and...

Those are supper handy. Saved me many times and well worth the purchase. Just remember when using only squeeze hard enough to create the dimple. Squeeze too hard and the nail breaks. Also have to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,810
Posted By Cbull
Awesome. So envious. I still need engine and...

Awesome. So envious. I still need engine and avionics for my -10. Feels like I'm only 25% done.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-15-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 127,030
Posted By Cbull
Have to add my 2 cents. I was stationed at...

Have to add my 2 cents. I was stationed at Mountain Home AFB from 1995-2000. I was in AMMO or 2W051A. I think that was my AFSC. I also recognize the Wolfpack picture, in fact have a Wolfpack clock on...
Forum: Interiors 07-22-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By Cbull
Carpet Templates

If you are going to do your own carpet here is an easy way to turn all those complicated angles of the floor of your RV into a flat template. I will admit, the idea came from watching my granite...
Forum: Interiors 07-22-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,984
Posted By Cbull
I don't know if this will work for all models....

I don't know if this will work for all models. But worked great on my -10

1. I taped up the area of the dash where the vinyl will go plus a little extra with clear package tape

2. Put 2 (maybe 3?)...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,276
Posted By Cbull
I too pondered this for a long time until the AH...

I too pondered this for a long time until the AH HA! Just a few tips:

You gotta fiddle with the jig and shim it a bit to get it right, be sure to lubricate with WD-40 when pulling through. The...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By Cbull
Curious to see how those 90's work, should be...

Curious to see how those 90's work, should be just fine.

Thanks for al the tips. I think I will try to make some AL plates and perhaps stack some of the components. Somewhat like the Dynon ADAHRS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 46,155
Posted By Cbull
Good looking build Scott. I'm a homebuilder in...

Good looking build Scott. I'm a homebuilder in Lakeway area, feel your concern with pouring a slab right now. I have two separate pours coming up in the next couple of weeks. I live in a garden home,...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,276
Posted By Cbull
Thanks fellas. Ed, it's that "automotive finish"...

Thanks fellas. Ed, it's that "automotive finish" that makes the -10 such a great and tedious project. I have so many hours of fiberglass and finish work that were not part of the plans. Many of the...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,276
Posted By Cbull
I glued the trim to the fiberglass and not the...

I glued the trim to the fiberglass and not the plexi. It doesn't take very much to make it hold.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 331,101
Posted By Cbull
Aerosport 310 panel covered with "leather". Also...

Aerosport 310 panel covered with "leather". Also made a fiberglass overlay piece of trim and covered it in 3M vinyl tonight. Just to be a little different and make the center stack stick out a...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,276
Posted By Cbull
Window Trim Jig

I've taken so many ideas from this forum but really haven't given back. So here goes:

I think this only relates to RV-10's, why I'm posting here. I don't really know what builders do for the...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By Cbull
Thanks for all the comments, extremely...

Thanks for all the comments, extremely helpful.

I will:

- Relocate the ADSB and XPNDR aft of the baggage bulkhead on a tray as far away from the ADAHRS as possible. I have the ADAHRS located up top...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By Cbull
One more question. Which if any of these have you...

One more question. Which if any of these have you remote mounted and where? (guess thats 2) Looks like the EMS module might be a directly behind Garmin and Audio Panel
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By Cbull
RV-10 Dynon component arrangement

Wanting to see what you all think about the arrangement of my components. I think I have everything taped up that I can think of.

I will have:
3-10" Skyview touch in a aerosport 310 panel
Garmin GTN...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 461,178
Posted By Cbull
I'd say a 4 if your patient. Of course if you are...

I'd say a 4 if your patient. Of course if you are building your own plane, patience is a must. I probably have about 30 hrs in the seat upholstery.
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 461,178
Posted By Cbull
Thanks for all the positive comments! I did a...

Thanks for all the positive comments!

I did a couple of bar stool cushions for practice prior to the interior. That's about the extent of my experience. I've racked up many hours now, I'm certainly...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 461,178
Posted By Cbull
More Upholstery done

Back seats completely scratch built. Upholstery almost...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 461,178
Posted By Cbull
Thanks Dave. I saw your post before I started and...

Thanks Dave. I saw your post before I started and it helped bolster my confidence to do my own, so thanks again. This is my first upholstery job. I bought a $250 walking foot machine off of...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 461,178
Posted By Cbull
Decided to do my own upholstery. It's been a...

Decided to do my own upholstery. It's been a learning experience thus far and I only have the bottom of one front seat done. I do have the templates done, so the second will be easier. I'd be happy...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,404
Posted By Cbull
Perhaps you install three 10" Dynon's in the...

Perhaps you install three 10" Dynon's in the aerosport 310 panel. Imagine if there was an app that could "project"or mirror the ipad screen interactively via bluetooth, to include all gesture...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By Cbull
Congrats! I'm all the way through the finish kit...

Congrats! I'm all the way through the finish kit and still having fun building, goes quicker than you think it will. Just need to spring for that engine and the rest of my avionics and I'm home free!
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By Cbull
I'm in Lakeway. You'll probably have some luck...

I'm in Lakeway. You'll probably have some luck with someone nearby with a flying -10. If no luck your welcome to come by my place and step in and out. Wings aren't attached, but doors, seats and and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By Cbull
Charlie, I have had my finish kit for some time...

Charlie,

I have had my finish kit for some time now, so I will have to stick with the cowl from Vans. I actually prefer the rectangular inlets as compared to the round.

Ron,
I love the mod that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By Cbull
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By Cbull
RV Cowl Modification

I'm sure this has been discussed, but cannot find anything anywhere via google for information on the plane pictured here from the Skybolt RV install directions. It looks like a really slick cowl...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,308
Posted By Cbull
I made my own overhead console, window trims and...

I made my own overhead console, window trims and headliner backer. Obviously not my ideas, just my creation. I made the trim rings for the back windows by hot gluing 1/4" plastic tube about 2" inside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,033
Posted By Cbull
A longeron yoke is a must have. Also a deep yoke...

A longeron yoke is a must have. Also a deep yoke has come in very handy for me.

http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=7740

But, the very must have, is the adjustable set...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,373
Posted By Cbull
Here is mine, I'm sure I borrowed the idea from...

Here is mine, I'm sure I borrowed the idea from someone on VAF..Thanks. I got it tweaked to use almost, but not all, the travel of the pos...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,556
Posted By Cbull
That looks really good. I'm sure I will end up...

That looks really good. I'm sure I will end up with small amount of drag using my method, but I really want there to be a definite transition (and for me more than a paint line) These pics may show...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,556
Posted By Cbull
RV-10 Window Detail

Hi All,

I've read many posts about finishing windows, and I would like to add my process to the group for opinion. I've read about the cracks between "plexi" and Fiberglass. Through my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,860
Posted By Cbull
I say, don't stop with the panel. I plan to use...

I say, don't stop with the panel. I plan to use 3M 1080 vinyl throughout. Not in very large areas , but for trim and accents. My panel will end up being mostly glass; therefore easy to resurface. I...
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,139
Posted By Cbull
Argh! I did the same thing somewhere between the...

Argh! I did the same thing somewhere between the 8th and 10th bays in my left -10 wing. Only on the forward side of the spar. I'm in a little better situation (I cut/melted away all the plastic where...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Cbull
Glue a neodymium magnet inside, above the port....

Glue a neodymium magnet inside, above the port. Create/build a small cover with a "remove before flight" flag and another magnet in it. If you forget to remove the cover, it will likely be thrown...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By Cbull
Wings Stand

I built a a 2for stand. Its very similar to the others out there, but it can be separated into two independent stands in order to get to both sides of the wings. With the limited space in my garage...
Forum: Tools 05-26-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By Cbull
I built two tables (my legs are metal, but could...

I built two tables (my legs are metal, but could work with standard tables), then built a "shelf" that connects the two tables. Works great for me.

pis here (in...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,315
Posted By Cbull
I was/am in the a very similar position as you. I...

I was/am in the a very similar position as you. I started my slow build a little over a year ago. I also started my training around the same time. My emp and wings are complete, putting fuse skins on...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Cbull
possible solution

This is so frustrating. I drilled out all the skin rivets for the 1015A in order to get the forward flange inboard of the 1004D bulkhead (my mistake). But double and triple checked for dimpling of...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-26-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By Cbull
Lakeway

I'm in Lakeway building a -10, your more than welcome to come by. I'm working on the wing kit now... Be careful or you may find a bucking bar in your hands.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,954
Posted By Cbull
Camera deterent

Put a fake surveillance camera on a tripod with a sign suggesting private property, violators will be prosecuted, etc... Could even have it suction to the cockpit glass, to eliminate tripod. People...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Cbull
New(ish) Builder introduction

Hi All,

I've been wanting to introduce myself for some time now and with Air Venture just around the corner I better do so quickly. I received my -10 emp kit 4/24. I am down to re-assembling the...
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