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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,282
Posted By FredMagare
I added these rudder pedal extensions to mitigate...

I added these rudder pedal extensions to mitigate the problem:

https://www.jdair.com/rudder-pedal-extensions-for-vans-rv-aircraft-rv-4-rv-6-rv-7-rv-9-rv-10/

I'm not flying yet but I like them very...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-16-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By FredMagare
Impossible to say for certain but perhaps your...

Impossible to say for certain but perhaps your master cylinder is leaking internally? Do you have firm peddle pressure and brake application but the peddle creeps while holding brakes? If so,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By FredMagare
Finish Kit

...has arrived! Why is there more packing paper AFTER unloading? :confused:

Anyway, pressing forward against my better judgment.
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By FredMagare
Congratulations, Sir! May she bring you many...

Congratulations, Sir! May she bring you many happy years of flying.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,833
Posted By FredMagare
Wonderful adventure, Larry! Congratulations. :D

Wonderful adventure, Larry! Congratulations. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
Indeed they are, Scott! :D

Indeed they are, Scott! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
Yes, Sir! I'm going to have to spend some time...

Yes, Sir! I'm going to have to spend some time working the corrosion off of the flaps and ailerons now....

What are you flying now?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By FredMagare
I had a similar issue and purchased a new rivet...

I had a similar issue and purchased a new rivet puller. With that out of the way, I disassembled the old one to find shavings in it. After I cleaned it out and oiled it with air tool oil, it worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
I think I can wait on alodine and etch for a bit...

I think I can wait on alodine and etch for a bit but thank you for the offer, Sir!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
(I'm not gonna lie - this crossed my mind!) :eek:

(I'm not gonna lie - this crossed my mind!) :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
Larry, thank you. I have taken care of what I...

Larry, thank you. I have taken care of what I can for right now. I wouldn't mind crawling through your airplane if it's in the area though.... I'm trying to figure out how to route some wiring and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
UPDATE:

Ok. Just got back from cleaning things up. My pigeon guests were nowhere to be seen today (perhaps my presence dissuaded them from setting up a home in my storage unit).

Good news: the wings look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
Thank you. I'll know more when I go out in the...

Thank you. I'll know more when I go out in the morning to clean them up and evaluate the parts. I'm hoping the filiform corrosion is limited to the vertical stab and rudder which were laying on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By FredMagare
In need of moral support.

It's after 1am and I can't sleep. I went to my airport storage to find pigeons had defecated on my (unwrapped) wings. (They can't have been there more than two weeks.) I pulled my vertical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By FredMagare
Thank you, Sir! Good ideas in there....

Thank you, Sir! Good ideas in there....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By FredMagare
Thank you, Mickey. I've been running Google...

Thank you, Mickey. I've been running Google searches but your link is better than what I've been coming up with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By FredMagare
Firewall Photos

I am beginning to attach items to my firewall and am seeking photos of what others have done.

Aircraft Model: RV-9A (w/PC680 battery box)

RV-7 photos welcome as well....

Please post links here or...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-27-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By FredMagare
Here's your Huckleberry

Reggie is the man to contact:

http://vmsupport.weebly.com/
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By FredMagare
I recommend compliance with the safety bulletin...

I recommend compliance with the safety bulletin prior to wing closeout. (I'm not looking forward to how I have to get in there....):

http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb16-03-28.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,933
Posted By FredMagare
I suggest that you make the repair, drive-on, and...

I suggest that you make the repair, drive-on, and build a new elevator once the plane is flying. So long as the part is airworthy - use it! You can rebuild a whole new (and better) empennage...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,592
Posted By FredMagare
I have this same setup but have yet to test the...

I have this same setup but have yet to test the receiver. I also noticed today (19 Aug) that there may be updated software on the website (http://stratux.me/).

If there are others running this...
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,307
Posted By FredMagare
Still building the fuselage but that is exactly...

Still building the fuselage but that is exactly what I did. I made sure to do it in Flat White to prevent direct glare from light while working in there. Hopefully, I never have to contort myself...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,991
Posted By FredMagare
I think the longer standoffs will work just fine....

I think the longer standoffs will work just fine. Years ago, I read an article where the author advocated simply using the DB connectors without the shell and securing the male and female together...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-08-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,785
Posted By FredMagare
If it is not too much trouble, Sir: ...

If it is not too much trouble, Sir: Frederic.magare "at" gmail.com

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By FredMagare
Why not simply buy a second motor? Make the...

Why not simply buy a second motor? Make the change and clean the second one out at your leisure on the bench. Minimal downtime and a spare motor.... I utilize the same technique with K&N Filters...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,299
Posted By FredMagare
Is that Teflon tape on the connections?

Is that Teflon tape on the connections?
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,842
Posted By FredMagare
If you have the money and want to get into the...

If you have the money and want to get into the air as quickly as possible, I recommend the quick build option. I wanted to go the quick build route for the fuselage but was forced into the slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,603
Posted By FredMagare
If you are trying to set 1/8" rivets, it may be...

If you are trying to set 1/8" rivets, it may be necessary to set the squeezer so that you partially squeeze on the first pass and completely set them after readjusting the set lower. My...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By FredMagare
If nothing else, so long as edge distance is...

If nothing else, so long as edge distance is good, you could go to AN-4 size bolt.
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,283
Posted By FredMagare
Binder

I found this one: http://www.amazon.com/Cardinal-Premier-11-Inch-17-Inch-12112/dp/B0013CFSTM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1419354297&sr=8-2&keywords=11x17+binder
Forum: Safety 12-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,851
Posted By FredMagare
Helmet source...

I, too, have been considering purchasing a helmet. This is the only source I know of for new helmets: http://www.gentexhelmet.com/

I've been thinking of getting one with 02 mask receptacles along...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,534
Posted By FredMagare
That's a pretty good idea. I'm usually focused...

That's a pretty good idea. I'm usually focused on a single task until it's complete but perhaps I should start doing that.

Thank you for the suggestion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,534
Posted By FredMagare
I agree that my frustration is related to my rate...

I agree that my frustration is related to my rate of progress (or lack of). I had to bottle some wine earlier today but I was back in the shop and plugging away on it this evening! ;)

Got to love...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,534
Posted By FredMagare
Ooh-rah! Didn't mean to go weak-sister here. ...

Ooh-rah! Didn't mean to go weak-sister here. I'm feeling stronger now after a good night's sleep and a cup of coffee!

Semper Fi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,534
Posted By FredMagare
I know what you're driving at. I've been doing...

I know what you're driving at. I've been doing this for so long now, I really don't think I could quit even if I wanted to so while it was my emotional reaction, it's not my logical choice.

I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,534
Posted By FredMagare
Thank you all. That's just what I needed to...

Thank you all. That's just what I needed to hear. I suppose I should just keep doing those little tasks until there are no more left to do.

It's good to have this family to keep me on the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,534
Posted By FredMagare
Unhappy I am in need of motivation....

I have just spent six hours bending and flaring tube for fuselage plumbing. While I got it done, I am seeing very little progress. I have been working this project for TEN YEARS now (off and on)! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By FredMagare
Contact Reggie through his website at the...

Contact Reggie through his website at the following link: http://vmsupport.weebly.com/

Or PM him on this site. He is listed as "Glas467". He knows the most about VM1000 Systems that I've seen so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By FredMagare
Wire Gage and Connectors

May I make a suggestion? You will mainly use three sizes of connectors:

Red = 22-18 gage
Blue = 16-14 gage
Yellow = 12-10 gage

With the exception of the high-current draw items, I recommend you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,661
Posted By FredMagare
I agree. That is what I find most useful about...

I agree. That is what I find most useful about the video. It provides a sense of "experience" for those who have never made that approach before.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,661
Posted By FredMagare
That was a nice video! :)

That was a nice video! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,661
Posted By FredMagare
Might you be able to lift the entire aircraft via...

Might you be able to lift the entire aircraft via the engine hoist clevis? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By FredMagare
Jim, The file has been forwarded to the email...

Jim,

The file has been forwarded to the email address you supplied above.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By FredMagare
I built (in one full day) the fuselage cart...

I built (in one full day) the fuselage cart depicted at this link (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=57673&highlight=rolling+fuselage+stand) exactly to plans and it is PERFECT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,876
Posted By FredMagare
Initially, run one tank for 15 minutes then...

Initially, run one tank for 15 minutes then switch tanks every 30 minutes. That way the balance will be more equal.
Forum: Tools 04-02-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By FredMagare
A light coat of oil on the contact parts before...

A light coat of oil on the contact parts before EVERY flare will minimize markings. As others have mentioned - ensure the flare is not 45*. (Looks like it could be a bit wide.)
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,354
Posted By FredMagare
Wow. If I could sketch out my idea, I think it...

Wow. If I could sketch out my idea, I think it would be easier to understand but I'll try to explain how I would try to line that hole up:

I would start with a 2x4 or 4x4 block of wood. Next I...
Forum: Tools 02-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,489
Posted By FredMagare
Will PVC pipe and size adapters work to solve the...

Will PVC pipe and size adapters work to solve the problem? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,488
Posted By FredMagare
Ask yourself...

...would you have a tendency, while flying in the future, to feel uneasy if you were to use those skins in construction now? If yes, then replace them. The $$$ you spend now will be cheap insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,499
Posted By FredMagare
It seems that one might be able to mitigate the...

It seems that one might be able to mitigate the tendency of a tube to kink while bending it by first filling it with sand. :rolleyes: I've never bent tube before though.... :o
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-09-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By FredMagare
Concur but when it comes to actually assembling...

Concur but when it comes to actually assembling parts - my recommendation is to begin with the vertical stab. It will require less space and if you make a mistake, it will not involve as many parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,196
Posted By FredMagare
Here is a good (external) link on the...

Here is a good (external) link on the subject:

http://www.avweb.com/news/pelican/182079-1.html?redirected=1

It brings out some very good points.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,842
Posted By FredMagare
Rod End Bearing Length

If you feel uncomfortable with how many threads are engaged, I recommend purchasing a couple of the longer ones and simply replacing them. It's a small price to pay for "peace of mind" don't you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,274
Posted By FredMagare
AI Damage

From your picture, it looks like the face of the instrument has wedged itself in front of part of the bezel of the instrument.... If it were me, I don't think I'd ever really trust the instrument...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,034
Posted By FredMagare
Severely Lacerated Thumb

While deburring the edges of one of my fuel tanks, I was dragging the v-edge deburring tool along when it slipped off. The momentum of my downward and lateral pressure dragged my right thumb across...
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,091
Posted By FredMagare
Is that a euphemism? :rolleyes:

Is that a euphemism? :rolleyes:
Forum: International 05-31-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,133
Posted By FredMagare
My best for an enjoyable trip! I was in Rome...

My best for an enjoyable trip! I was in Rome several years ago.... I was intrigued by the history and delighted with how gracious the Italians are. It will be an excursion worthy of many...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,703
Posted By FredMagare
May I suggest you locate a highly experienced...

May I suggest you locate a highly experienced welder who can fill-in both the holes so you can start again? This would damage the powder coat but immediate cleaning, priming of the steel, and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By FredMagare
I had the same problem. I found that the clecos...

I had the same problem. I found that the clecos on the rear baffle were hitting the spar and causing it to sit just a little high....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By FredMagare
Monday's "Off Topic"

I spent the good part of my work day perusing Monday's Off Topic link: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716516

First...it's extremely misleading to say that it takes an hour to read!...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-07-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 41,959
Posted By FredMagare
I am quite envious, Scott! I would love to be...

I am quite envious, Scott! I would love to be taking trips like you and Tanya. My build has been progressing quite slowly. :(

Looking forward to more pictures and the trip-report! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,351
Posted By FredMagare
I would think a dental pick and a narrow diameter...

I would think a dental pick and a narrow diameter hose attached to a shopvac might do the trick.... :rolleyes:
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