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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depends on the standard that you use....... The...

Depends on the standard that you use.......


The .5D / 1.5D rule of thumb is a guidance published in AC43 and other mechanic reference documentation.

The absolute standard (in the eyes of the...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Exactly! This type of issue needs to be analyzed...

Exactly!

This type of issue needs to be analyzed with a bit of logical reasoning.......

RV-10’s have been in service for 16+ years. From the first prototype through many hundreds of amateur built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 55,928
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is correct, but even though they have...

That is correct, but even though they have different airfoils, both were designed with the same purpose in mind.
The RV-9 airfoil was specifically designed to also produce excellent performance on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 55,928
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually the 14 is the down sized RV-10 and the...

Actually the 14 is the down sized RV-10 and the up sized RV-9.
It uses the RV-10 airfoil section which was design for cruising efficiency as its primary mission (just like the RV-9)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12 is as well. The 14 and the 12 are the...

The RV-12 is as well.

The 14 and the 12 are the newest kits. Both have the newest technology incorporated into all of the production tooling.

There is more to accurate hole alignment than just...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,132
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are numerous causes of the rivet not...

There are numerous causes of the rivet not setting properly.

Another one is alignment. If the tool is tilted to the side slightly, it tends to add additional tension load on the river stem and can...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-11-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,605
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is a lot more influencing the cost of...

There is a lot more influencing the cost of bringing a product to market than the cost of the components........

Particularly in the experimental market, technical support is a HUGE part of it. Ask...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have made numerous posts in the past indicating...

I have made numerous posts in the past indicating that the standard kit push rods have been tested at Van's in the past.
The results were the same.
They will take way more load than is anticipated to...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12iST that was on display at Vanís booth...

The RV-12iST that was on display at Vanís booth is the first certified S-LSA
example so the 12iS is now eligible for certification as an E-LSA, but the EAA chose to do E-AB.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,208
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The chance of a 3 blade being offered by Van's is...

The chance of a 3 blade being offered by Van's is not dead, just moving slowly at the moment because of OSH and working with Sensenich on an opportunity to test a set of blades slightly refined based...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not surprising really.... The U.S. registration...

Not surprising really....

The U.S. registration database contains records for at least 10 or so Experimental Amateur Built RV's of a variety of different models where Van's Aircraft Inc. is listed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By rvbuilder2002
SOP for all of our company airplanes during taxi...

SOP for all of our company airplanes during taxi is to position the mixture as lean as the engine will allow and still have normal throttle response (for the amount of throttle needed for taxi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 55,928
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Van is semi retired but the company is going...

Van is semi retired but the company is going strong as partially employee owned. many of which plan to be doing what they are doing for a very long time.

Take that to mean what ever you like ;)
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree that the NL starter is an upgrade in...

I agree that the NL starter is an upgrade in cranking performance but considering that repeatedly time and again here in the forums I see people troubleshooting with a credit card. It is sad and...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The battery and starter you have has been used...

The battery and starter you have has been used successfully to crank IO-540's
My suggestion would be that you do some investigative trouble shooting to see if you can can find the problem in the...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,132
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is a pretty standard practice (bypassing the...

This is a pretty standard practice (bypassing the airflow) on experimental and certificated aircraft to keep the heat muff(s) from overheating and burning through.
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The canopy design on the RV-14 is quite different...

The canopy design on the RV-14 is quite different from the one on the RV-7. My comment was regarding the RV-14 canopy and plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,184
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A big Thank You to everyone that participated in...

A big Thank You to everyone that participated in the build.

It was an amazing experience.

Special thanks to the the entire team from Van's that never failed to put out 110%, even when we thought...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I’m not sure where you would have heard that,...

I’m not sure where you would have heard that, because it is not true.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The adjustable push/pull rod was used during the...

The adjustable push/pull rod was used during the design testing process. The standard kit supplied (fixed) push/pull rod has been installed and in use for quite a few years now.
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additional info regarding airplane configuration...

Additional info regarding airplane configuration (engine and propeller that is installed, any other deviations from a standard built to plans build, etc.) would be helpful.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,243
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My comment wasn't directed towards you or anyone...

My comment wasn't directed towards you or anyone else in particular...... just pointing out that the major majority do not donate.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,243
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Anyone want to take bets whether Doug might be...

Anyone want to take bets whether Doug might be more inclined to spend money on things like software upgrades, if a bit more than the small percentage of users that actually do, contributed each year?
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Step 1 on page 27iS/U-03 (Rev. 1) says "Final...

Step 1 on page 27iS/U-03 (Rev. 1) says "Final drill 5/16", the holes in three of the F-01276C-1'S"
This makes them over sized to fit over the nuts on the studs.
With all of the parts installed...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Using words like it can make talking in details...

Using words like it can make talking in details difficult at times; but regardless, as I already mentioned I have found even cheap digital levels to be extremely repeatable so being moved is not an...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Possible I guess, but I have used numerous tools...

Possible I guess, but I have used numerous tools winter and summer and have never noticed any variation.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, but I didn't see anything about that...

Ok, but I didn't see anything about that mentioned anywhere in your post. Only you raising the question "how is this possible".
I guess that now makes me wonder... How is what possible?
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
RV-12 owners who are adjusting their propeller...

RV-12 owners who are adjusting their propeller pitch and actually flying their airplane usually learn quickly that the accuracy of the degree value on their tool is not important. Since most people...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Assuming you were happy with performance before...

Assuming you were happy with performance before removing the propeller, returning to a specific pitch/performance value is a rather simple process.
If the set pitch value is recorded in the log book...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As is typical when info starts flying :rolleyes:...

As is typical when info starts flying :rolleyes: on the internet.....

The prop (hub) that is the subject of this thread was phased out years ago.
If you purchased an RV-12 power plant kit within the...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is another option, but I have had nothing...

That is another option, but I have had nothing but bad experiences trying to use them, but I might just be that I don't know what I am doing.........
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are other options The bend is only 45 deg...

There are other options

The bend is only 45 deg if I recall correctly.
There is a huge difference between bending a tube 45 deg and bending it 90 Deg. A 45 degree bend can be done by hand in a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Advanced Flight Systems has on line forums that...

Advanced Flight Systems has on line forums that their tech support people monitor.

http://advanced-flight-systems.com/forum/

I bet if you posted there you would get a guarantied correct answer...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In the case of an orifice, like we have in the...

In the case of an orifice, like we have in the fuel return system of the RV-12, if the fuel pressure stays constant, the actual flow through the orifice will be relatively constant.

Because of this,...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Did you use polyester filler (bondo) to fill the...

Did you use polyester filler (bondo) to fill the areas specified?
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Flight testing was done on the prototypes to...

Flight testing was done on the prototypes to evaluate and prove that the canopy will seal out water, but the seals have to be installed (and the area they are install, prepe'ed properly) exactly as...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,572
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Everyone is of course entitled to deal with...

Everyone is of course entitled to deal with things like this in their own personal way but I suggest people consider the following......

Things designed and manufactured by humans fail.
Failures can...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,529
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Stating a WOT at level flight RPM without stating...

Stating a WOT at level flight RPM without stating an altitude is leaving an import piece of info out that is relevant to proper propeller pitch.
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,529
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In the shop at Van's we use a tool made of...

In the shop at Van's we use a tool made of plywood that is about 3 ' long.
It hooks on the blade and provides additional leverage for making small blade movements while setting the pitch.
You do...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have never seen any issues caused by paint...

I have never seen any issues caused by paint being applied directly to a canopy.

Some people have purposely painted portions of their canopy for a permanent sun shade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I consider a small amount of detectable movement...

I consider a small amount of detectable movement acceptable.
The amount shown in the video is much more than detectable movement, and in my opinion warrants bushing replacement.
This level of...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,046
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Jason, Your complaints will get a lot more...

Jason,
Your complaints will get a lot more traction of you call and talk with someone at Van's, so if what you have heard here does not satisfy you, I suggest you do that.

As has already been...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,046
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The first point that should be understood is that...

The first point that should be understood is that just because amateur builders have seen cracks in only 100 hrs, it shouldn't be assumed that the factory airplanes did as well (they did not).

As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I suggest you start HERE...

I suggest you start HERE (http://skytec.aero/aircraft-starter-support/troubleshooting/)
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,855
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The price is for an install kit. It includes a...

The price is for an install kit.
It includes a molded NACA vent (same as used on the 12iS)that installs on the upper cowl and directs air onto the regulator (firewall mounted directly behind the NACA...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes The only purpose of the level on the floor...

Yes

The only purpose of the level on the floor is to account for the fact that after leveling the fuselage, it is not possible to just measure to the floor because a lot of shop floors are far from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Like Mel said, its primary purpose was a place to...

Like Mel said, its primary purpose was a place to mount engine control cables, etc., so removing it is not a problem.
Usually the bigger challenge is what to do with the mounting of the panel it self...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,982
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok.... correction noted.... I can expect to see...

Ok.... correction noted.... I can expect to see one on every seventh.....:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,982
Posted By rvbuilder2002
So walking the flight line at OSH in a few weeks,...

So walking the flight line at OSH in a few weeks, I should see one of these in more than 1 out of every 4 RV's that I look at? :rolleyes:
(not all 10,000 that have flown are still flying.....)
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is the exact same rivet set we use in our...

That is the exact same rivet set we use in our shop to install rivets in this (and similar) locations.

I personally would not recommend substituting CS4-4 rivets at this location. Cherry rivets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of the prototypes have trailing edges that...

All of the prototypes have trailing edges that match yours (section 5 is more of a cartooned reference for the purpose of showing info other than a specific trailing edge profile).
That doesn't...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And the risk of using a ratchet strap is how do...

And the risk of using a ratchet strap is how do you know how much pressure you are actually applying?
Additionally, to get the desired fit, often times a bit of pressure in a localized area is all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't think this recommendation is in the RV-9,...

I don't think this recommendation is in the RV-9, 10 or 14 manuals (all of which have the same type of trailing edge).
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,046
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Builders should be regularly checking the support...

Builders should be regularly checking the support section of Van's web site related to the model they are building.
For the RV-14 it is located HERE...
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,105
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Most airfoils stall at something close to 17*...

Most airfoils stall at something close to 17* AOA, but I can't tell you for sure what what the correct zero angle reference is on the RV-10 because of the influence of the reflex.
If Steve (designer...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,046
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This issue is a top priority engineering dept...

This issue is a top priority engineering dept project that will be getting attention very soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,643
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Unless the high current contacts in the start...

Unless the high current contacts in the start contractor have deteriorated.
This is one of the failure modes of poor starter performance and is why the starter troubleshooting guide walks you through...
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,105
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It should be pretty close for the 10 as well but...

It should be pretty close for the 10 as well but I have never analyzed it because we have pitot mounted ports on both of our RV-10's.

It would be better to be slightly aft of nominal than fwd of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You may have seen cowls that people added bulges...

You may have seen cowls that people added bulges to during their build, but there has never been a production cowl that had one.

The reason there is no core material in the location close to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,643
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree Or even more basic. Verify that the...

I agree

Or even more basic.

Verify that the airplane even has one. This is a commonly missed detail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The Facet 40108 pump has fittings that are...

The Facet 40108 pump has fittings that are dimensionally the same as a flared AN -6 fitting.
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,191
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Don't mix up oil cooler and coolant...

Don't mix up oil cooler and coolant radiator.....

The RV-12 has always used a custom made radiator (not from Rotax)
Only the oil cooler is a a Rotax part.
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