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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 634,323
Posted By N804RV
I got the fuselage cleco'd together for the first...

I got the fuselage cleco'd together for the first time. Now adjusting/fitting upper longerons. Proving not to be as difficult as I'd...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By N804RV
I have one I might sell.

I have one I might sell.
Forum: GPS 01-18-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,040
Posted By N804RV
As far as GNS 400/500 series holding their value,...

As far as GNS 400/500 series holding their value, a ~$6k WAAS GPS/NAV/COM is an outstanding value right now. At twice the price for new GTNs, a good used GNS is a great deal.

I keep hearing that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By N804RV
Trying to bench check a radio without the kind of...

Trying to bench check a radio without the kind of gear the avionic shop has is asking for trouble. If you do get power on it ok, don't key up the transmitter without having the correct antenna or...
Forum: Florida (North) 01-15-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By N804RV
Good luck Eric! I got a demo ride from Ken Scott...

Good luck Eric! I got a demo ride from Ken Scott in the RV-6 about 20 years ago.

One of these days, I'll finish my RV-8 :D
Forum: Reviews 01-13-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By N804RV
Thanks for the thread. I'll have to take a look...

Thanks for the thread. I'll have to take a look at the CQ1!

I've tried QT Halo and Clarity Aloft. I like the sound from the QT a little better than the CA. But, since the QT suddenly developed an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By N804RV
If you can deal with something just a little less...

If you can deal with something just a little less fancy than an iPad running Foreflight, there's an Android tablet out there designed for warehousers and delivery drivers. It has a true 1,000 nit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By N804RV
That'd be great. Thanks!

That'd be great. Thanks!
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By N804RV
Just a little anecdotal evidence: I bought a...

Just a little anecdotal evidence: I bought a tube and fabric airplane with a "bent-whip" com antenna installed horizontally inside the aft fuselage. It picked up so much RF interference, it was...
Forum: Propellers 01-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By N804RV
Email: ed_sterba@excite.com ("ed_sterba" - the...

Email: ed_sterba@excite.com ("ed_sterba" - the underscore doesn't show up with the hyperlink in some fonts.)

He usually responds within a day.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By N804RV
There are several threads on this topic. Someone...

There are several threads on this topic. Someone just recently gave away a pair. I've been trying to find these for a couple of years, -no luck. I'll just make myself some. Since I have no plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,190
Posted By N804RV
Its a French thing!:D

Its a French thing!:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By N804RV
The process is called "fay-sealing" and is used...

The process is called "fay-sealing" and is used on big boys to help with water intrusion, particularly in wheel wells and manufactured splices, where major sections of the fuselage are joined.

For a...
Forum: COMM 11-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By N804RV
I've been planning to try this gizmo...

I've been planning to try this gizmo (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075JBLGLB/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) with my Clarity Aloft. I didn't get the Bluetooth enabled model. But, it has a...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By N804RV
I keep trying to give my friend his engine stand...

I keep trying to give my friend his engine stand back. He says that's ok, to just hang onto it. I think he likes the free storage and extra floor space in his jam packed hangar (1 of 3).
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By N804RV
Yard sales, hangar clean outs and Harbor Freight...

Yard sales, hangar clean outs and Harbor Freight "bargain bins". --That is the answer!

When I get so old, I can't remember anything, and my kids have to sell off all my airplane junk, it will be a...
Forum: Northwest 11-14-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By N804RV
If you wanna come up to Mt. Vernon, I could use...

If you wanna come up to Mt. Vernon, I could use some help from someone who's done it to help me figure out why I'm still having trouble getting my RV-8 aft fuselage bottom skin and aft bulkheads to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,116
Posted By N804RV
That was kinda my point. I verified the buss...

That was kinda my point. I verified the buss voltage inflight with an independant meter. (Not the component I'm trying to rule out).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,116
Posted By N804RV
I had a problem with another homebuilt and needed...

I had a problem with another homebuilt and needed to figure out whether it was the idiot light or the voltage regulator. I rigged up a temporary digital voltmeter and went flying. I was looking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By N804RV
I copied those pics off a google search from...

I copied those pics off a google search from someone's online build log several years ago. So far, the only lead I've gotten is someone supposedly had the molds as was making them for Van's years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By N804RV
What I want, and what I think the OP is looking...

What I want, and what I think the OP is looking for is these:

https://live.staticflickr.com/585/32115243180_77a1300cd8_b.jpg
Forum: Safety 10-28-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,081
Posted By N804RV
Those escape tools and spring loaded punches all...

Those escape tools and spring loaded punches all work great on automotive safety glass. That glass will shatter with a sharp blow to keep it from splintering. But, I really have some doubts those...
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By N804RV
Works ok. Had to do some rigamarole with a...

Works ok. Had to do some rigamarole with a factory reset and firmware upgrade when I first got it brand new from Sporty's. Its worked fine for awhile. But, now the CO detector has gone off a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By N804RV
B&C's over voltage warning kit has their gizmo...

B&C's over voltage warning kit has their gizmo preset for 15.2Vdc. The failure I saw was an occasional flicker of the over-volts warning lamp, gradually progressing nearly full time. Buss voltage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By N804RV
Here's what I'd try: Get a 2" and a 2 1/4"...

Here's what I'd try:

Get a 2" and a 2 1/4" Milwaukee "Hole Dozer" hole saw that will fit the same pilot bit. With the 2", cut a plug out of a stack of plywood scrap that is taller than the inner...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-23-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By N804RV
A free and easy way to get a better understanding...

A free and easy way to get a better understanding of components and how they work together is to go to the vendor sites (G-word, D-word, and maybe that MG something or other) and download their free...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,720
Posted By N804RV
Had to go back and check my class notes to be...

Had to go back and check my class notes to be sure. But, it is possible the bearings could move or get "cocked" slightly.


Wonder if, in your case, you could put washers over the through studs to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,202
Posted By N804RV
I agree. Its been flying fine. And, unless...

I agree. Its been flying fine. And, unless you're going to do some big upgrade, its probably best to try and tidy it up with a few zip ties in such a way to provide strain relief on some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,202
Posted By N804RV
I've seen this kind of rats nest on plenty of...

I've seen this kind of rats nest on plenty of 50-60 year old Cessnas and Pipers, not on an RV.
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By N804RV
This one is made with 2X4s, some 3/8" plywood...

This one is made with 2X4s, some 3/8" plywood from the scrap pile, and some black laminate I had left over from another project. The joinery is pocket-hole screws using the Kreg pocket hole jig. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By N804RV
I was under the impression that with the newer...

I was under the impression that with the newer 40-78B 5.00X5 wheel kits (Van's RV-3 through RV-9) the felts were replaced with molded seals.

Digging through Cleveland's catalog, it shows a molded...
Forum: Tools 09-23-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By N804RV
I bought the 9 inch Ryobi bench top. ...

I bought the 9 inch Ryobi bench top.

https://www.cpooutlets.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-cpo-master-catalog/default/dw1b08f0ab/product_media/ryo/ryorzrbs904g/images/xlarge/ryorzrbs904g.jpg

It...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By N804RV
How about $61.00 per 150gr...

How about $61.00 per 150gr...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,038
Posted By N804RV
That just sounds shady. I'd make sure I had a...

That just sounds shady. I'd make sure I had a good lawyer that specializes in LLCs.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 721,026
Posted By N804RV
I'm a little curious. Do you guys putting radios...

I'm a little curious. Do you guys putting radios on the bottom of the panel have any problems with them clearing the cross-member thats just a few inches behind the panel?
Forum: Propellers 09-05-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By N804RV
On my Sonerai, with a 52/42 Ed Sterba prop, I use...

On my Sonerai, with a 52/42 Ed Sterba prop, I use the 5/16-24 hardware with AN363-516 nuts. I torque to 12ft/lb.
Forum: Tools 08-25-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By N804RV
I beleive the IR AVC-12 series rivet guns are 3X....

I beleive the IR AVC-12 series rivet guns are 3X. I know they use standard rivet sets. So, it might be a good find!:D

Put a tool end regulator on it and a couple drops of tool oil in the snout and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,486
Posted By N804RV
I believe the "mineral spirits" sold by Lowe's,...

I believe the "mineral spirits" sold by Lowe's, with the brand name Jasco works as well as Stoddard Solvent, or Varsol.

The main difference as near as I can tell is that it is a "light distillate"...
Forum: Safety 08-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,387
Posted By N804RV
Great book! I read it last year. What I like...

Great book! I read it last year. What I like best is that all the numbers and analysis in the world still doesn't substitute for good old hand-eye coordination and seat-of-the-pants feel when it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,723
Posted By N804RV
I'm at AWO. I run 0-E in my Sonerai. Nelson's...

I'm at AWO. I run 0-E in my Sonerai. Nelson's is about 1.5 miles from AWO, and they have 92 octane 0-E. And, its cheaper than what AFS was selling it for on the field. Also, River Rock Smoke...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,359
Posted By N804RV
I used a cut-off wheel on a RotoZip, then...

I used a cut-off wheel on a RotoZip, then finished to size with a 3M 6" medium deburring wheel mounted on a bench grinder. Fast and efficient.

The el-cheapo bandsaw I bought from Homedepot was not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By N804RV
This tool will do a perfect job of this once you...

This tool will do a perfect job of this once you get a hang of it. It solves the problem of getting the drill bit started dead center, especially on bucked rivets that have had the dimple worn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,634
Posted By N804RV
I run 92 octane non-ethanol gas in my Sonerai. ...

I run 92 octane non-ethanol gas in my Sonerai. Granted, its only a 10gal tank. But, I wouldn't hesitate to cary 4 5 gal jugs of non-E for blending with 100LL in an RV when at home.

Below is what I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By N804RV
I bought the 1.445" spacers from Buller. ...

I bought the 1.445" spacers from Buller.

https://bullerent.com/experimental/spar-spacer/
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,347
Posted By N804RV
I bought a set for my RV-8. I haven't weighed...

I bought a set for my RV-8. I haven't weighed them on the scales or anything, yet. But, just picking them up, and then picking up the ones that came in the crate, I wouldn't be surprised if 15lbs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By N804RV
Sounds very cool! Can I see pictures?

Sounds very cool! Can I see pictures?
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,855
Posted By N804RV
Welcome to the madness! The table with the power...

Welcome to the madness!

The table with the power tools reminds of what mine looked like in the beginning.

The first thing I did after taking a picture of it (before bolting everything down) was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By N804RV
Thank you! Food for thought. And, a good...

Thank you!

Food for thought. And, a good argument for not painting till the initial W&B is sorted out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By N804RV
Weight and Balance again

I'm looking for someone that built a -8 with a parallel valve O/IO-360 and fixed pitch prop that would be willing to share their W&B data with me.

I did a search of the site and didn't really see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By N804RV
Non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Used to use...

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Used to use Trichlorethelyne as a solvent for hydraulic analysis testing. But, that stuff is muy mal!

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner is about the closest off the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,555
Posted By N804RV
Try mineral spirits. It shouldn't harm the...

Try mineral spirits. It shouldn't harm the paint. Wipe it on, leave it wet for a minute or so, then try and wipe it off with a rag and some more mineral spirits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,342
Posted By N804RV
Gee, I hope it was the cheap stuff!

Gee, I hope it was the cheap stuff!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By N804RV
I've been using a product called "BugSlide" on my...

I've been using a product called "BugSlide" on my leading edges for a year now. It takes just a couple of minutes with a spray bottle of BugSlide and a microfiber cloth to wipe down the leading...
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By N804RV
Why you'all ain't had nutt'n till you had...

Why you'all ain't had nutt'n till you had yerselves a pot o them boilt pea-nuts! Salted jes right, an a colt Bud, ....man o man! That is the s-t-u-f-f!

Anybody coming back to Arlington, WA wanna...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,137
Posted By N804RV
I figured its time to update this thread. Family...

I figured its time to update this thread. Family medical and career issues got in the way of my building. But, I've been back at it for awhile now. Q/B wings were acquired from an abandoned kit....
Forum: GPS 07-11-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By N804RV
So, that's the $299/yr for Garmin "US Navigation"...

So, that's the $299/yr for Garmin "US Navigation" database, the free basemap and terrain data from Dynon, and Foreflight for charts and plates?
Forum: GPS 07-10-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By N804RV
Garmin GPS W/Skyview: Database Subscription?

You guys with Garmin navigators interfaced with Skyview displays, what database subscriptions do you have?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,347
Posted By N804RV
Those are nice! Who in western WA is flying with...

Those are nice!

Who in western WA is flying with these now?
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By N804RV
msg rx'd :o:o:o

msg rx'd :o:o:o
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By N804RV
Another question, does the com frequency/airport...

Another question, does the com frequency/airport data flow between the GNC 420 and the Skyview?
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By N804RV
Thanks! I also have a Becker Nav5300 VOR/ILS. I...

Thanks! I also have a Becker Nav5300 VOR/ILS. I don't think that will interface with the Skyview. But, I have the indicator for it and I think I'll have enough space on the panel.
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By N804RV
GNC 420W install

Considering buying a GNC 420W. Anyone here using one with a Skyview system?
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