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Forum: Safety 10-16-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By sbal0906
Maybe some sunscreen? And don't forget to...

Maybe some sunscreen? And don't forget to replenish anything that might have an expiry date, like medications, etc..

Cheers,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,908
Posted By sbal0906
Tornado? ... meh.......

Tornado? ... meh.... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/three-hill-tornado-lawn-mower-1.4145466

Glad everyone is safe!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,049
Posted By sbal0906
Excellent video and thank you for posting it. I...

Excellent video and thank you for posting it. I waited till I got home last night so I could watch it on a larger TV. This is certainly motivation to keep pounding those rivets!

Cheers! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By sbal0906
I haven't gotten to the point of needing to work...

I haven't gotten to the point of needing to work with pro-seal yet but is it strong enough that you don't need to rivet the patch? The reason why I ask is putting in rivets just means you've put more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By sbal0906
Congrats!

Congratulations!

I'm jealous of your 3 year time frame. Five years in, and I'm still on the emp.

I'll get there and join you in the southern Manitoba skies!

Cheers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,991
Posted By sbal0906
I found that a knee-board helped with jotting...

I found that a knee-board helped with jotting down the occasional noteworthy point from the instructor but not necessary.

By books, I'm assuming you mean "From the Ground Up" , Culhane's manual and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,994
Posted By sbal0906
Congratulations! Beautiful plane! Cheers! :)

Congratulations! Beautiful plane!

Cheers! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-02-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,038
Posted By sbal0906
This. Shipping by regular mail to Winnipeg in...

This. Shipping by regular mail to Winnipeg in Canada doesn't even take too long -- maybe a couple of weeks at most. And most of the delay is the border crossing. You're in Wyoming? I'll bet that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,182
Posted By sbal0906
Yes, thank you. I forgot to mention that I used...

Yes, thank you. I forgot to mention that I used the 3M scotch-brite wheel. I've started taking it for granted that that's what we all use. :o

Cheers,
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,182
Posted By sbal0906
As Mel suggests, I used a Dremel with cut-off...

As Mel suggests, I used a Dremel with cut-off wheel but not right up to the line. Then, I finished it with the bench grinder.

Cheers,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,681
Posted By sbal0906
When I'm tired I'll stick to either stopping...

When I'm tired I'll stick to either stopping altogether or, if I'm too tired after a long day at work, I'll do things like peel blue vinyl off of parts or deburring parts (no power tools!).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,681
Posted By sbal0906
Or fatigue. As one gets more and more tired as...

Or fatigue. As one gets more and more tired as they work into the night, the more one probably has a tendency to say "ya, that's good enough."

Cheers,
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-24-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,417
Posted By sbal0906
I just searched the PDF version of the 9/9A plans...

I just searched the PDF version of the 9/9A plans and found no reference to "601R" except for the parts list. I'm wondering if it used to be a part and the design was modified but the parts list...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,894
Posted By sbal0906
A storm of RVs.

A storm of RVs.
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By sbal0906
Here's the recent...

Here's the recent discussion:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=142222

Cheers,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,187
Posted By sbal0906
First thing, don't get too anxious about it....

First thing, don't get too anxious about it. You're just getting started and you'll pick up a lot of information just from reading this forum as one source. Don't forget about the EAA online videos,...
Forum: Safety 11-02-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,208
Posted By sbal0906
Are they supplied with the wing kit or the...

Are they supplied with the wing kit or the fuselage kit? If it's the wing kit, I'll have to check when I get home. I don't have the fuse kit yet. I did do the inventory for the wing kit so if those...
Forum: Safety 11-02-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,208
Posted By sbal0906
And we're not just talking about the -7/7A,...

And we're not just talking about the -7/7A, right? So, on the -9/9A, on drawing 38 Section G-G, it lists:

AN5-10 Bolt
3x AN960-516 Washer
AN310-5 Nut
MS24665-208 Cotter Pin

These attach the W-907...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,352
Posted By sbal0906
Did you wake up one day, knowing how to build...

Did you wake up one day, knowing how to build that picnic table? Or did you have to read a little, maybe study some drawings? You can learn anything. The fact that you are employed for using a set of...
Forum: Tools 10-18-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,298
Posted By sbal0906
Not much to add to what's been said. You will...

Not much to add to what's been said. You will need both methods to build the 9. Also, be sure to practice back riveting. This method is preferred for doing skins.

Cheers,
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-13-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,669
Posted By sbal0906
Or maybe gently coaxing it with suction and a...

Or maybe gently coaxing it with suction and a heat gun?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-12-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,149
Posted By sbal0906
DRDT2 just for dimpling

I may have misread one of your earlier posts, but it sounded like you were trying to set rivets with the DRDT2? I have the DRDT2 and it's great for dimpling but as I understand, is not meant for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 393,588
Posted By sbal0906
I'm blown away by how much room there is in the...

I'm blown away by how much room there is in the -10. Your back seat passengers have to lean quite a bit to get shoulders to touch!
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By sbal0906
The network at work doesn't let me see your...

The network at work doesn't let me see your pictures but something I've read on this site somewhere is you may be able to back-rivet it by laying the end of a cold chisel (or other thin, flat steel)...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-27-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By sbal0906
Ah.. good point. The question here though is how...

Ah.. good point. The question here though is how CCC-32 compares to the MK-319-BS which is recommended by Van's support. Some googling brought that discussion back to this site. Go figure.

Strength...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-27-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By sbal0906
So I did two tests - one just drilling to #30 and...

So I did two tests - one just drilling to #30 and not increasing the dimple and one drilling and dimpling

With just drilling but leaving the dimple as is, the CS4-4 rivet head sits just slightly...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By sbal0906
Thanks everybody for your input! I haven't heard...

Thanks everybody for your input! I haven't heard from Van's yet but I'm feeling more confident about it. And yes, I'll try it out on some scrap and compare just drilling a dimpled #40 hole to #30 to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By sbal0906
Dimpled wrong size in elevator skin bottom

I sent this question to Vans support but I thought I'd ask here too. I accidentally went ahead and drilled and dimpled all of the bottom holes of the elevator skin that are for riveting to the spar...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By sbal0906
That must have been so tempting! Looking good!...

That must have been so tempting!

Looking good! :)

Cheers,
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By sbal0906
Hey, congrats on pulling the trigger! I've been...

Hey, congrats on pulling the trigger! I've been "just getting started" for the past few years. lol... But now, hopefully, I'm getting my momentum going. Definitely a good idea to keep good notes of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,602
Posted By sbal0906
Hmm... I thought it was also available as...

Hmm... I thought it was also available as stranded but if not proper jacketed (ie. Tefzel) then it wouldn't matter.

Cheers,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,602
Posted By sbal0906
Good to know. Thanks!

Good to know. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,602
Posted By sbal0906
Please excuse my ignorance as I haven't looked...

Please excuse my ignorance as I haven't looked into any of the instrument systems yet but if you need to make cables with twisted pairs, couldn't you use CAT-5 or CAT-6 network cable?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,550
Posted By sbal0906
Cool colours! Is that an "ECG trace" going down...

Cool colours! Is that an "ECG trace" going down the side? Very cool.

Good luck with the move!

Cheers,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By sbal0906
Thanks! What I ended up doing was epoxying the...

Thanks! What I ended up doing was epoxying the female die from the close quarters dimple die set on to a piece of flat steel with a 3/32" hole in the center. Then put the male die in the rod from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By sbal0906
Ha! I was wondering how long it would be before I...

Ha! I was wondering how long it would be before I get mixed up with 'sbalmos'! :D

I'm relatively new here. As much as I'd love to be right in the middle of it, I've been "just getting started" for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By sbal0906
Small favours, I'll take 'em!

So after finally successfully dimpling the aft holes in the R-903 rudder tip rib, I couldn't shake the feeling that maybe I had flexed the flange back and forth a bit too much in the effort of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,550
Posted By sbal0906
I'm nowhere near ready to move to hangar but I...

I'm nowhere near ready to move to hangar but I like to keep a clean shop so -- shop vac, brooms, etc... would be good to have.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By sbal0906
D'oh! Thanks for clarifying. I had it in my head...

D'oh! Thanks for clarifying. I had it in my head we were talking about transponders. ... haven't had coffee yet.... :o

Cheers,
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By sbal0906
Just to add to that. The 24-bit code is entered...

Just to add to that. The 24-bit code is entered by the installer (or airplane builder in this case) and not Van's. See 10.4 here...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By sbal0906
Good to know. Thanks!

Good to know. Thanks!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By sbal0906
Hi Doug, Thanks for the suggestion. I was...

Hi Doug,

Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking more along the lines of building some sort of mount to push the landing light more forward in order to get a better angle aiming the light towards...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By sbal0906
Yes, the Canadian regs are the same. I was...

Yes, the Canadian regs are the same. I was wondering if the nav lights are put outside, then that might give more flexibility for landing light installation in the wingtip. However, I have no problem...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By sbal0906
Nav light position

While I've got a long time before deciding on lights, I've been reading about the options that are available and something I've noticed is that everyone seems to be installing the nav lights in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 105,089
Posted By sbal0906
I have to say Vlad's and others' trip reports...

I have to say Vlad's and others' trip reports have gone a long way to getting my motivation back to building. I started back in 2012 but other things came up, including a medical situation that...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By sbal0906
You're very welcome! :) I hope you enjoy your...

You're very welcome! :)

I hope you enjoy your time here and please let me know if you need to know anything else. I check the forums every day.

Cheers!
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,454
Posted By sbal0906
I feel your pain. I'm running into a similar...

I feel your pain. I'm running into a similar problem dimpling the forward tip of the top rudder rib of my -9A. The pop rivet dimpler didn't give me a dimple that I liked. I tried bending the flange...
Forum: Canada 08-05-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By sbal0906
Well there's certainly lots to take photos of at...

Well there's certainly lots to take photos of at the aviation museum!

There's also the Assiniboine Zoo (http://www.assiniboineparkzoo.ca/zoo). We have polar bears!

Fort Gibraltar...
Forum: Canada 08-05-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By sbal0906
- The new Human Rights Museum...

- The new Human Rights Museum (https://humanrights.ca/) has been popular but I haven't been to it yet
- the aviation museum (http://www.royalaviationmuseum.com/)

That's what I can think of while I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,614
Posted By sbal0906
Sure beats granola bars and water!

Sure beats granola bars and water!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,460
Posted By sbal0906
Congrats, Bruce! I've been following your build...

Congrats, Bruce! I've been following your build and it's great to see it in the air. Great motivation for me to keep building.

Cheers! :D
Forum: Painting your RV 03-24-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,360
Posted By sbal0906
Very cool. I wonder what the switch response time...

Very cool. I wonder what the switch response time is? Could it be used for flashing indicators? How about a light bar that "travels" down the side of the fuselage?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,561
Posted By sbal0906
Yep, was just out a couple of weeks ago in a...

Yep, was just out a couple of weeks ago in a rental Cherokee and temperature was around -13F (-25C). I was the only one flying that day. It had an O320 and needed plenty of carb heat but as long as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By sbal0906
I'm on that exact same step. Mine was bowed as...

I'm on that exact same step. Mine was bowed as well but as other posters have stated, I just flexed it back by hand as I clecoed it down.
Forum: Safety 12-03-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,160
Posted By sbal0906
There are already many toy or hobby UAVs...

There are already many toy or hobby UAVs available to the average consumer such as: http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-2-vision/, which has a range of about 300 m (almost 1000 feet).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-14-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,202
Posted By sbal0906
I ordered the tuba option. Just to be different.

I ordered the tuba option. Just to be different.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,282
Posted By sbal0906
Ok, this might sound kind of sloppy but it worked...

Ok, this might sound kind of sloppy but it worked for me when I was getting that first rivet in the center leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer nose rib. My arms were just too short to hold the...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By sbal0906
I'm not aware of any online option to self broker...

I'm not aware of any online option to self broker but I know that brokers can operate from anywhere in Canada and not have to be in the same port of entry as your shipment so I should think that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 68,082
Posted By sbal0906
You might be an RV builder...

... when you are shopping in an automotive store and pause momentarily when you see an aisle with a sign that says "RV Accessories".

... when you overhear people around the office talking about a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,524
Posted By sbal0906
I just happened to notice that there's an updated...

I just happened to notice that there's an updated document under the Continuing Airworthiness section of the MD-RA website, "Information Package for Removal of “Visual Flight Rules Only” (VFR)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,723
Posted By sbal0906
Congratulations! Awesome paint scheme. Visibility...

Congratulations! Awesome paint scheme. Visibility to other pilots will not be a problem. :D

Cheers,
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,099
Posted By sbal0906
Congrats! Gorgeous plane. I love those...

Congrats! Gorgeous plane. I love those colours.

Cheers!
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