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Forum: Texas (North) 01-23-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
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: 4,366
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: 715
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: 715
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: 1,259
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: 618
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: 521
Views: 105,872
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: 521
Views: 105,872
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
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: 1,170
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: 1,170
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: 2,344
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: 1,114
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: 3,991
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: 11,590
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: 848
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: 723
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: 3,324
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: 3,324
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: 3,324
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: 3,324
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: 3,324
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: 3,324
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: 1,343
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: 567
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: 629
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: 779
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: 939
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: 1,452
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: 5,179
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: 1,747
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: 7,891
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: 1,815
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: 8,993
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.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine is from Brown Tool as well, no issues for...

Mine is from Brown Tool as well, no issues for the entire build.

I did find that it works much better if you hold the shaft/die down against the metal before you strike the shaft. Then there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I riveted a small bit of angle with a nutplate to...

I riveted a small bit of angle with a nutplate to the firewall angle and secured the hoses with cushion clamps.

You can just see it in the upper-left of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By WingsOnWheels
One thing that you should confirm, are the...

One thing that you should confirm, are the appropriate wire pairs for data twisted. I believe Dynon calls that out as required.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,712
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Van's still sells all the parts for the -6 tail,...

Van's still sells all the parts for the -6 tail, they just don't advertise a tail kit. You can still find the parts on the list.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I chuck it up in my 12X28 lathe and it is super...

I chuck it up in my 12X28 lathe and it is super easy...haha is that cheating?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-12-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,481
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm 6'4" about 265. My RV-6A isn't flying yet,...

I'm 6'4" about 265. My RV-6A isn't flying yet, but I have spent plenty of time in the seats making airplane noises. The Almost 14 mod made a world of difference for me, plus the pedals are pushed...
Forum: Safety 08-22-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 63,672
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dan, Per Vans, I used 0.125 2024 T3. Good eye,...

Dan,

Per Vans, I used 0.125 2024 T3. Good eye, there is an additional 0.63 spacer in there as well. I did raise the rear spar to compensate and allow for the extra thickness of the gussets. So,...
Forum: Safety 08-19-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 63,672
Posted By WingsOnWheels
When I went to attach my tail to the fuselage I...

When I went to attach my tail to the fuselage I realized that there was no way I was going to get proper edge distance. I called Vans and they gave me a fix:

Yikes, not going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By WingsOnWheels
On this same topic, what are people putting for...

On this same topic, what are people putting for grade when they plan to (or possibly will) run MoGas?

Edit: I missed the post about 91 Oct Min, that makes sense.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Great idea! I tried popping it off and scraping...

Great idea! I tried popping it off and scraping cold to no avail. Some heat should do the trick. If it was thick, it wouldn't be much of an issue, but since it is so thin the epoxy is just as...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-17-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,686
Posted By WingsOnWheels
All very good advice posted here. I had been...

All very good advice posted here. I had been meaning to get one of those squirt bottles anyway. I can see how that would help with the DeKups especially. Right now I probably go through 6-8oz of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Removing Cured Epoxy

When I was doing the layups for my slider fairing I got a little epoxy on the side skin and didn't catch it until it had cured. It is a very thin layer about the thickness of packing tape. I can...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-17-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,686
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Review: Devilbiss DKups System

I haven't seen a lot of info about painting tools on the forum, so I thought I would add my 2 cents.

While I haven't painted the whole plane yet, I have painted the interior and done a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,316
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you search for "Green Locktite" you will bring...

If you search for "Green Locktite" you will bring up a number of tank leak/paint blister threads on the topic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,316
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The green locktite method is generally used for...

The green locktite method is generally used for leaking tank rivets, not smoking rivets. Smoking rivets should be replaced since that indicates a loose rivet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It might actually be easier in the cool...

It might actually be easier in the cool temperatures. When it is hot, the Sika primer dries almost instantly. Having a few extra seconds to get it from the can to the surface would be nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I really like the Poly Epoxy system. The...

I really like the Poly Epoxy system. The downside is that I have only found it through ACS and the shipping is pretty high.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-08-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By WingsOnWheels
No, not critical. But you need to have your...

No, not critical. But you need to have your canopy closed during a compass swing and during runup when you cross-check the heading indicator to the wet compass (if you have a separate compass). ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-08-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would say it depends on your canopy...

I would say it depends on your canopy configuration. I have heard reports that a mount in the upper portion of the tailcone are prone to errors when the canopy is slid open (slider of course). Not...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-03-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 59,980
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did my panel in the free CAD software from...

I did my panel in the free CAD software from emachineshop.com I like their setup since you can design the panel and get an instant (in software) quote to have it fabricated. The downside is that...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-18-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,773
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am no professional painter, but I have been...

I am no professional painter, but I have been researching the heck out of this recently, including talking to pros.

This is appropriate for a base/clear system, not for a single-stage system:

1)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have been using a 3M full-face with organic...

I have been using a 3M full-face with organic vapor cartridges so far.

I am rolling my own fresh air system for when it is time to do the big jobs. I already made the adapter to connect to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Poll: Panel Color?
Views: 7,062
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Our interiors are similar in color, so here is a...

Our interiors are similar in color, so here is a reference picture. My panel is a medium gray that matches the second color of my two-tone seats (not pictured) The baggage floor, seat pans, seat...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good point, forgot about the 9

Good point, forgot about the 9
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,657
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Going from memory I think it was 0.040. I can...

Going from memory I think it was 0.040. I can check this evening tough. I used the kit for the -7. I have to cut one ear off and rivet on some angle, but it wasn't a big deal.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-07-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I added the Reddish stall warning tab to my RV-6...

I added the Reddish stall warning tab to my RV-6 (not flying yet). I believe the airfoil is the same across all the 2-seat RVs (except RV-12), so the location should be the same as well.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am just going from memory here. If I recall...

I am just going from memory here. If I recall where the forward top and sides meet at the longeron it was 4-7 or something around that length They are not very hard to set, so I can't see using...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-10-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,667
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Some more follow-up. So as mentioned before, I...

Some more follow-up.

So as mentioned before, I changed the down elevator stop to a little over 20 degrees. I made new F-633s with the pivot shifted down 1/8". I now have acceptable clearance...
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