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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't think evaporation happens with fuel in a...

I don't think evaporation happens with fuel in a closed fuel tank any more than evaporation happens in a sealed water bottle.

Once the air space in a water bottle reaches 100% humidity no more water...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is designed for a gap. If there was none,...

It is designed for a gap.

If there was none, tolerances could allow the attachment bar to pull up tight and never clamp tight on the leg... and you would have no way to know.
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is exactly what it is for BTW, avoiding...

That is exactly what it is for

BTW, avoiding fuel draining if the airplane ended up upside down was not even a consideration as a reason for the change......
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A side slip involves a balance of aileron and...

A side slip involves a balance of aileron and rudder input.

If it turns in the direction of the full rudder input then you aren't inputting enough aileron or you are using too much rudder for that...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is the reason. Since the RV-12 doesn't use...

This is the reason.

Since the RV-12 doesn't use a flow sensor for the return flow, positioning the return outlet so it is always above the fuel level makes the actual return flow constant which...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It only turns to goo if you have a leak and...

It only turns to goo if you have a leak and ignore repairing it.

Instances of large areas of softened sealant are instances that the leak went undetected for quite a while (my experience...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,585
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you are talking about taking measurements to...

If you are talking about taking measurements to make throttle adjustments normally completed while doing a carb. synchronization?

Yes, it is wishful thinking. No, it is not feasible.
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm pretty sure I have mentioned this...

I'm pretty sure I have mentioned this before......

The fuel tank vent system wasn't redesigned to solve a fuel flow issue (the original design did work just fine).

It was redesigned because a few...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree that you are correct for the majority of...

I agree that you are correct for the majority of leak instances but tiny leaks do occasionally get repaired by sealing from the outside which is why I wrote "depending on what the leak source is".
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Search the archives here in the forums... there...

Search the archives here in the forums... there is a lot of past discussion.
One in particular..... My cured Pro-Seal has turned to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A diode on a high power relay/contactor does not...

A diode on a high power relay/contactor does not protect the contacts in the relay.

It is in place to protect the contacts in the switch that is controlling the relay. In the case of an airplane,...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Starting at page 13-04 of the RV-12 Maintenance...

Starting at page 13-04 of the RV-12 Maintenance Manual (http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_MM.pdf)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, but based on your previous posts it seems you...

Ok, but based on your previous posts it seems you don't understand how it works. We are all just trying to help....

I am not aware of any document that shows the diode connected between the S and I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I suspect you are using parts sourced from Van's...

I suspect you are using parts sourced from Van's but instruction documents sourced from somewhere else (aeroelectric connection?)

It sounds like you don't understand how the solenoid works. There...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A current POH on board is a requirement for S-LSA...

A current POH on board is a requirement for S-LSA RV-12's.
For E-LSA RV-12's it is required that the kit manufacturer supply it to the builder (since the kit is based off of the certified S-LSA) but...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Use of the currently supplied spring is being...

Use of the currently supplied spring is being reviewed... more on that in the future.

In the mean time, the unavailable status has been changed so there is a limited number of the current part #...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Correct You can purchase a modified one HERE...

Correct

You can purchase a modified one HERE (http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1508258191-182-420&browse=tools&product=sealant-gun)

Van's also sells the semkit tubes of sealant.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Section 5 of the construction manual has all the...

Section 5 of the construction manual has all the info on how to use them.......

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Taylor, Quit wasting time with trivial stuff like...

Taylor,
Quit wasting time with trivial stuff like building airplanes and get your school work done so you can get back to work.........

Looking good by the way, but it looks like a few of those skin...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The instructions specify installing it on the "S"...

The instructions specify installing it on the "S" terminal.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,870
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, the same gauge tool should work for the...

Yes, the same gauge tool should work for the RV-10 as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you think you are removing it with a pick, all...

If you think you are removing it with a pick, all you are likely doing is removing the portion that is visible around the rivet.
The only way to remove it from under a rivet is to first remove the...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Just so no one gets the idea that an RV-12 is...

Just so no one gets the idea that an RV-12 is difficult to slow down and land.....

It is not. It is the easiest to fly airplane I have ever flown.

Flying downwind at 90 - 100 kts to fit in with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Same situation as me.... My home hangar is also...

Same situation as me.... My home hangar is also considered an outbuilding on my homeowners ins. so the building and contents are fully insured except for airplanes or airplane parts. Some people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, but here in the U.S. it is standard for...

No, but here in the U.S. it is standard for homeowners policies that cover personal property to have a written exclusion that it does not include airplanes or airplane parts.

That is the reason for...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Was it high fuel pressure, or fuel flow? An...

Was it high fuel pressure, or fuel flow?

An intermittent connection usually means something is influencing the connection to make and break. That influence often times is vibration. Vibration...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Flame suit not needed. The lesser performance in...

Flame suit not needed.
The lesser performance in a slip has little to do with design or that anything about the design is inferior.
What is required is to consider what makes a slip maneuver...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,916
Posted By rvbuilder2002
To add some clarity.... There are now 563 (that...

To add some clarity....

There are now 563 (that are known about) RV-12's competed and flown.

I realize there are some that have had low fuel pressure indications but it appears to still be a small...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,916
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The electric pump by it self will not produce...

The electric pump by it self will not produce normal in flight pressure value that you get with the engine drive pump operating.
2.5 PSI is about right, and is more than enough to operate the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not a bad idea Axel, but I am not sure anyone...

Not a bad idea Axel, but I am not sure anyone would go for that with all of the other complications that it would cause (should the 9922 up to this point get a free shirt also..... etc.)

Gil, I...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Experienced aircraft techs consider rivnuts the...

Experienced aircraft techs consider rivnuts the poorest fastener choice you could put on an airplane.

They consider un-keyed rivnuts to be an instrument of the devil. :mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,422
Posted By rvbuilder2002
:D Yea, we did to, but by the time our phones...

:D
Yea, we did to, but by the time our phones went off it was already gone towards you guys.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes. Looks like filiform corrosion. Not likely...

Yes.
Looks like filiform corrosion.

Not likely the fault of the products used but the process used applying them.

It is typically caused by moisture entrapment under the primer/paint.

This is why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,245
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As Ross points out, there are numerous Subaru...

As Ross points out, there are numerous Subaru conversions successfully flying.
The key to that success though is that the majority (probably all) of those were built by someone who already had some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,422
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, Tornado's (and Thunderstorms) are not all...

Yes, Tornado's (and Thunderstorms) are not all that common here in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon, but they do happen on occasion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,422
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All The Van's airplanes were inside the hangar...

All The Van's airplanes were inside the hangar with the door closed up tight.
All of the damage seems to have been at the North end of the airport almost a mile away.
We were watching the storm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Your are not likely to get one. It is just info...

Your are not likely to get one.
It is just info to update a database. Did you need to know whether yours was previously reported?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Joe Blank told me the same thing while I was...

Joe Blank told me the same thing while I was planning my paint scheme, so I decided to incorporate one.

I am so glad I did.

I think of him every time I look at it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, but if you think it may not be, just send in...

No, but if you think it may not be, just send in a note to that effect with the pertinent info (customer #, etc.) and someone will check.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-12-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is also tribal knowledge within the home...

It is also tribal knowledge within the home building community, to those that have been involved for quite a while.

IVO attempted to introduce and market his prop design for use on lycoming engines...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,585
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The K&N cleaning instructions say "After rinsing...

The K&N cleaning instructions say "After rinsing your filter, gently shake off the excess water and only allow filter to dry naturally. Do not apply oil until the air filter is completely dry."

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The nominal gap is about 3/16" This will provide...

The nominal gap is about 3/16"
This will provide for a tight fit that results in the flange of the seal curving outward to make radiused fillet as mentioned.
The tight fit also keeps the seal in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Lets just say that the rebuild was quite...

Lets just say that the rebuild was quite extensive. Took about a year and 4 months to second first flight.


http://halie.com/scale/50/oOS.jpg


http://halie.com/scale/50/oOV.jpg
My rivet bucker.
He...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Neither. It got rebuilt with the RV-8 vertical...

Neither.
It got rebuilt with the RV-8 vertical and rudder that was supplied in the last RV-6 emp. kits sold.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Done Thanks for the tip. Scale 30 seems to work...

Done

Thanks for the tip. Scale 30 seems to work pretty well.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Finally happened......

It's been a bit over 11 years ago that I completed the rebuild of the damaged RV-6A project that I purchased, and got it flying again.
It has gone though a number of upgrades since (Advanced Flight...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,517
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It was an accidental oversight and I am pretty...

It was an accidental oversight and I am pretty sure this has just been corrected and all of the needed hardware is now supplied.
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have never seen that thread. The first thing...

I have never seen that thread. The first thing that comes to mind is wondering how long the rod end had been loose (I know of RV's that have gone for many years without the inspection cover being...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By rvbuilder2002
True, but for a bolt to turn against safety wire...

True, but for a bolt to turn against safety wire there also has to be a torque being applied to it (though I admit, not in a cyclic mode).

The actual rotational torque of the actuator is very low...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is called safety wire for a reason. It is not...

It is called safety wire for a reason. It is not put in place expecting it to do a job. It is there just in case it needs to do a job, and then hopefully only for a short time (Checking this is...
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,106
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-10 cabin top is vacuum bagged / oven cured...

The RV-10 cabin top is vacuum bagged / oven cured prepreg. fiberglass (some of the discussion seemed to be implying it was room temp cure epoxy).

This would have a better tolerance of the temps that...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I believe the Van's Aircraft designed tips are...

I believe the Van's Aircraft designed tips are about to be announced as being available, any day now.
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Good for both of you (not sure what problem you...

Good for both of you (not sure what problem you are solving by putting the magnetometer in a different location when it has worked fine in the tail cone of 500+ RV-12's).
I will admit I am guilty of...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yup. The flapperons are inducing a force back...

Yup.

The flapperons are inducing a force back into the control system.
If when they are neutral, the arms aren't aligned, each has a different amount of leverage influence on the system which then...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For E-LSA CERTIFICATION of an RV-12 it has to be...

For E-LSA CERTIFICATION of an RV-12 it has to be mounted where specified in the KAI (tail cone).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Flame master may say know but many years of field...

Flame master may say know but many years of field experience says that it works just fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If by touch up you mean putting some sealant on...

If by touch up you mean putting some sealant on the screw you removed, and reinstalling?

That type of thing is done all the time. As long as the area being sealed is clean and the new sealant is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I wasn't aware of anyone retreading the tire size...

I wasn't aware of anyone retreading the tire size that we use for the nose wheel on the RV-7, 8, and 9 A models?
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,392
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An example of a (nearly) full stall landing in an...

An example of a (nearly) full stall landing in an RV-12 can be seen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haqgyE25YbI starting at about 1:30. So to answer your clarified question... no there was nothing...
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The stock exhaust installation uses links that...

The stock exhaust installation uses links that act very similar to links in a chain and do allow for a lot of movement if they are installed per the plans (the bolts are not meant to be torqued up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It could be just as easy as it was for you to...

It could be just as easy as it was for you to make this post.....

Send an E-mail to info@vansaircraft.com

In it write "I own RV-12 serial # XXXXXX, and I want to confirm for your records that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,867
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I should have mentioned in my original post. If...

I should have mentioned in my original post.

If you don't want info of your first flight publicized, you can add a "no publicity" request to your notification and it will not be posted to the web...
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