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Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
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 Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks for the compliment. Ferls good to be...

Thanks for the compliment. Ferls good to be moving forward. Been a dry few years (rv-wise)
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
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 Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
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 Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
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 Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Adding more pictures as parts are...

Adding more pictures as parts are completed

https://i.postimg.cc/cH5sMrHy/20180917_155107.jpg
Forum: Painting your RV Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Do the make the screw head sit proud?

Do the make the screw head sit proud?
Forum: Painting your RV Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
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 Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
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 Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
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 Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
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 Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
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 Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
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 Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
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 Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
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: 9
Views: 577
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: 1,135
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: 970
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: 2,479
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: 649
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: 639
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: 577
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: 639
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: 993
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: 639
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: 2,835
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: 639
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: 3,164
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: 801
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: 4,964
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: 801
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: 801
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: 1,410
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: 704
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: 736
Views: 144,140
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: 736
Views: 144,140
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
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: 1,298
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: 1,298
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: 2,619
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.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-14-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By WingsOnWheels
To add to the to-do list. You will also need...

To add to the to-do list. You will also need to:

Remove a good chunk of the interior
Disconnect or cut wires routed through the wings
Disconnect Pitot line
Possibly drain fuel tanks (don't know how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,316
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think the only time I look at post count is in...

I think the only time I look at post count is in the classifieds section. I figure someone with a higher post count is likely more committed to the forum, and less likely to do something that may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,110
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can't speak to the 3, but for the -4 and 6,...

I can't speak to the 3, but for the -4 and 6, there is not a single part that you cannot fab yourself. All the info is in the plans, materials, heat-treat, dimensions. Parts like gear legs would be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Having used it on an untold number of motorcycle...

Having used it on an untold number of motorcycle projects, cars, plus airplane bits here and there I can say with complete confidence the best rattle-can paint for this application is:

Duplicolor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The substructure / Tanks dimple dies are a nice...

The substructure / Tanks dimple dies are a nice touch and may improve the finish a little. However, the regular dies will work. The parts will nest when the rivet is driven, but there can be a tiny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It is a brave new world once you have one. Next...

It is a brave new world once you have one. Next on the list is a Mill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I like your solution. I will run some tests to...

I like your solution. I will run some tests to see how much load it will take before unlatching. I made the tolerance on the latch pretty tight and added the stainless steel strike plate. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just one more item to note: If you notice in the...

Just one more item to note:

If you notice in the close-up picture below, the hinge pivot attached to the cowl on the left is longer than the right. The support rod also has a larger diameter there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My oil door is made from 0.063 aluminum, it...

My oil door is made from 0.063 aluminum, it doesn't have the flex problems of the fiberglass door. I haven't seen a need for a stiffener yet. The hinge was my weak point before.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did do a weight comparison, I have a picture of...

I did do a weight comparison, I have a picture of the scale around here somewhere. If I recall, the difference was 2.X oz. That did not account for any added stiffeners on the Vans door.

To Dan's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Another Take on Oil Door Hidden Hinge

Initially, I was using a formed sheet-metal hidden hinge for my oil door. Similar to a number of products available from experimental AC suppliers. I didn't really like this solution. I thought there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Another option would be to fabricate the tube. ...

Another option would be to fabricate the tube. Cut two profiles out of sheet, then use some bar stock or cut sheet for the top and bottom. Weld it all together. A lot of welding, but may come out...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-18-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a O-360 RV-6A with the -7 firewall. don't...

I have a O-360 RV-6A with the -7 firewall. don't have the plans in front of me to verify the b, c,& d values. However, I found the penetrations for the throttle, mixture, and cabin heat to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I made my own, wasn't all that bad. I am no...

I made my own, wasn't all that bad. I am no fiberglass wizard by any means.

I covered the affected area of the wingtip with packing tape, made the plug out of modeling clay and layed-up the faring....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The RV-6A requires that you mount the wings prior...

The RV-6A requires that you mount the wings prior to installing the forward bottom skin in order to align and match-drill the gear weldments. In fact, the forward skin is completely off for that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have drilled a few here and there with no...

I have drilled a few here and there with no issues. I have one of those cushion clamp install tools with the awl and modified vice grips. I modified the tool so the slot in the vice grips is now a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-05-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have been printing quite a few parts with PETG...

I have been printing quite a few parts with PETG lately. It takes the heat even better than ABS. It is more flexible and impact resistant than ABS as well. However, it is more difficult to set up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a PRUSA style printer as well and have...

I have a PRUSA style printer as well and have been making all sorts of things with it for around the house. I gone through miles of filament so far and my print time is somewhere around 20 days, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Since it is held on by clecos at the moment, I...

Since it is held on by clecos at the moment, I assume the rail is already match-drilled to the fuselage. If that is the case, it is too late to move forward/aft for canopy fit. You can screw it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,269
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1 to this. The dry transfer labels are the way...

+1 to this. The dry transfer labels are the way to go if you want that factory look without going full silkscreen.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP10022014A0001Y.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is there a particular pressure you are looking at...

Is there a particular pressure you are looking at for the light to come on? If not, what about one of the oil pressure switches like used for the HOBBS, I think those are set to around 5psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,382
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Probably just a typo, But don't get those two...

Probably just a typo, But don't get those two mixed up. PLA is not what you need for mold-making, but rather PVA. HIPS is another good option.
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