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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,398
Posted By C-GRVT
Dan, 400 degrees 6" aft of firewall in seconds?...

Dan,
400 degrees 6" aft of firewall in seconds? Fire sleeved shoes and pants? If the heat follows the airflow, then the front floor seems in need of protection as well as what has been mentioned.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By C-GRVT
create a little half moon in the underside sheet...

create a little half moon in the underside sheet metal angle to create a clearance to allow a socket extension to reach the nut. Also, if for any reason you have to take off the slider track,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,545
Posted By C-GRVT
I am sure there is a story behind why the...

I am sure there is a story behind why the development of the power distribution system has taken four years. Absent particular knowledge of the reasons it seems unfair speculation to suggest that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By C-GRVT
also consider the need to have some air...

also consider the need to have some air circulation over the unit when deciding where to place it.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By C-GRVT
Spray can Spraymax 2K Urethane Clearcoat over base coat

I painted the interior with a base coat and clear coat - Sherwin Williams base coat, and a 2 part catalyzing urethane clear coat (satin). Clear coat has a separate chamber in the can that one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By C-GRVT
And this

https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/training/air_training_program/job_aids/media/EWIS_job-aid_2.0_Printable.pdf

Discussion and photos re. aircraft wiring best practices and photos of good and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-16-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By C-GRVT
Steinair

I have the Steinair bracket, high quality, milled construction, nice and stiff.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
Forum: COMM 11-26-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By C-GRVT
behind panel clearance a consideration

The audio panel is likely less deep than other boxes you might want in the stack. With a sliding canopy, putting the audio panel at the top allows the stack to be located higher in the panel and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,230
Posted By C-GRVT
My decision to use a VP-X Pro was based on the...

My decision to use a VP-X Pro was based on the features it provides, and the quality of the planning and other tools and documentation provided on the website. My decision has been reinforced by the...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By C-GRVT
The bottom wing is a preferred place for an...

The bottom wing is a preferred place for an outside temperature probe, if it is intended to have one.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,455
Posted By C-GRVT
GTX 335 version 2.12

A Garmin "Aviation Alert and Advisory" appears to show software version 2.12 was first issued August 28, 2017. I take it that the update you are kindly offering adds something but has not changed the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-14-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,338
Posted By C-GRVT
prop considerations

Another consideration is that adding electronic ignition may affect propeller limitations, or not be a tested or approved combination. There are a number of threads discussing this.
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By C-GRVT
spacer

If you put a spacer behind the Van's manifold you will be able to screw the oil pressure switch into one of the side ports on the manifold.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,079
Posted By C-GRVT
I live in Ottawa, Canada, and have used the...

I live in Ottawa, Canada, and have used the following options for US shipments:
1. United States Postal Service (USPS) for shipments to Ottawa. Useful for small packages, no brokerage fees, sometimes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By C-GRVT
A look at advertisers on this site would help....

A look at advertisers on this site would help. SteinAir supplied panel, avionics and built harnesses for my G3X Touch IFR panel. A pleasure to deal with, excellent work, prompt responses to all of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,200
Posted By C-GRVT
Detonation and pre-ignition discussion. Bias?

I don't have an RV-12 and do not fly a Rotax, but am following this thread to learn something about engine detonation and pre-ignition. Responses by those with demonstrable extensive experience with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,867
Posted By C-GRVT
Photobucket fix security issue?

Following the instructions above to add an extension to Chrome to allow access to these blocked photos, a warning pops up before installation that by doing so "It can read and change data on all the...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By C-GRVT
For the pre-cover inspection, the inspector must...

For the pre-cover inspection, the inspector must be able to inspect your workmanship. For the first inspection of the wings and tail, I had completed the underlying structures, and the skin on one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,691
Posted By C-GRVT
heat

If you do not wish an "installed" fuel system with a chimney/vent to the exterior, your best bet is electric. My experience is that an insulated two car garage can be heated easily with two 4500 watt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,502
Posted By C-GRVT
flush patch

So, if one cleans up the hole to a circle about the size of a quarter, how does one make a flush patch without access to the back of the skin?
Bill Brooks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,760
Posted By C-GRVT
remember, Canadian rules are different

It depends on your mission.
Look at the CARS for minimum equipment requirements. For VFR, straightforward.
For IFR, do not rely on experience of U.S. builders, Canadian rules are different. For...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 58,525
Posted By C-GRVT
see this thread "Tip:Show us your cowl/hinge pin...

see this thread "Tip:Show us your cowl/hinge pin cover...", lots of ideas. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=173191

Bill Brooks
Ottawa Canada
RV-6A finishing kit
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By C-GRVT
It is useful in creating a record of experience...

It is useful in creating a record of experience to specify whether the servo is reverse mixture (arm pointing up) (and whether vertical induction). I have an O-360 RV-6A with reverse mixture and an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By C-GRVT
FAB to servo gasket - Van's says no

In the course of building the FAB I sent an e-mail to Van's with a couple of questions. One response I got was "You do not want a gasket between the FAB and the servo."
This is for an install with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By C-GRVT
move the slider plexi back and forth along the...

move the slider plexi back and forth along the frame spine to get the closest fit, if a gap remains, shim to eliminate the gap (plastic washers work) . Avoid putting any stress on the plexi by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By C-GRVT
Tom, do you use the static port on this pitot, or...

Tom,
do you use the static port on this pitot, or the Van'a static? First I have seen mention of this tube.
Bill Brooks,
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,358
Posted By C-GRVT
What does it take to finish? 1. enjoyment of the...

What does it take to finish?
1. enjoyment of the build process. If spending an evening building an airworthy bracket is not satisfying to you, you will not finish;
2. if your only goal is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,417
Posted By C-GRVT
white protective plastic coating

If that has not been removed from the aluminum parts, check if it can be removed - if it cannot be pulled off, it is very very difficult to get off.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By C-GRVT
If you decide to source replacement aluminum...

If you decide to source replacement aluminum angle locally, be sure you get structural angle rather than architectural angle, which is what most non-aircraft suppliers sell, even if the alloy and...
Forum: Autopilots 02-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By C-GRVT
washers

Large diameter washers should be on the outside of each rod end to prevent separation in the event of failure of a rod end. These should have been supplied.
There should be a spacer or at least two...
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,856
Posted By C-GRVT
vibration or resonance?

It is likely that your friend is raising the issue of resonance/harmonics rather than vibration (as in balance). Hartzell tests and approves certain prop/engine combinations for acceptable resonance...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,770
Posted By C-GRVT
read on the Cubcrafters forum

Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) NE-13-06 was issued on November 21, 2012. It refers to Engine Components International (ECi) Service Instruction No. 12-1 issued October 29,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,401
Posted By C-GRVT
another site

Jason Beaver has a good description of what he did, which I found helpful when I did the same.
http://www.jasonbeaver.com/rv7/2011/12/started-working-on-modifying-b.html
Not difficult, but time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,032
Posted By C-GRVT
IFR biennial test

George,
thanks for your reply - have you done this (complied with the requirement for a biennial test with an uncertified glass panel without mechanical backup)? I must say this is all new to me -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,032
Posted By C-GRVT
Thanks all. I think the path to assurance of a...

Thanks all.
I think the path to assurance of a system that can pass the biennial test is a certified analog altimeter, certified encoder and transponder. I can achieve this by adding a certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,032
Posted By C-GRVT
I can add an altimeter

Tom,
I think that is the solution - I can add a mechanical altimeter as a backup instrument and have that checked. I had planned a certified encoder - as you say, not too expensive anyway. You are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,032
Posted By C-GRVT
Anyone operating Glass IFR in Canada?

Is anyone in Canada operating a glass panel IFR in Canada based on an uncertified glass system? If so, how do you meet the biennial altimeter/encoder/transponder check?
For example, Transport Canada...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,816
Posted By C-GRVT
see this thread

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=25274

I used solid rivets, bit awkwarsd but went fine. Thread suggests Van's OK'ed cherrymax or kit supplied pulled rivets.

Bill...
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,357
Posted By C-GRVT
studs, lock washers and nuts

Rob,
I have a PCU 5000X governor that was installed by AeroSport on a 360. It is attached by 4 studs into the prop governor mount, with nuts, washers and internal lockwashers. The mount is attached...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,340
Posted By C-GRVT
Phil, good report and great inspiration - - and I...

Phil,
good report and great inspiration - - and I recall just after you finished building that you were wondering what to do with the plane.....
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, ON
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By C-GRVT
I noticed the same thing - the rudder tube was...

I noticed the same thing - the rudder tube was not quite true, and would bind in the bearings when rotated. The solution was to apply pressure on the tube as required to true it. A straight edge...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-28-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By C-GRVT
here is the reference on the plans

These nutplates are shown on Drawing 46 "side view" as spaced at 2 1/2 inches K1100, and mentioned on drawing 21. If you have not run across them, the Frank Justice Supplemental Instructions are an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,054
Posted By C-GRVT
very nice

A very nice idea -- thanks, please add my name to the list.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada,
RV-6A finishing kit
Forum: Canada 05-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,910
Posted By C-GRVT
I don't think that conclusion avoids TSO:

"In short: TSO approvals are not required for systems on amateur-built aircraft (flying VFR *or* IFR), and the Avionics shop's responsibility ends at conducting the tests and telling the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,362
Posted By C-GRVT
top

Do the front first, as Van's suggests. The reference is the circle behind the prop spinner - get that round (circular) by trimming the flanges as necessary. Van's instructions work pretty well, once...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,529
Posted By C-GRVT
a thumbs up

I've got the VP-X Pro, not yet installed or powered up.
The attraction for me was the excellent documentation and planning tools on the website, and the integration with the G3X.
A happy plus has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,589
Posted By C-GRVT
Precision Airmotive

advertises "we now have exact replica mockups of parallel valve o/io-360 engines for sale. They're made of molded plastic resin, so they weigh just 25 pounds and the price is $900. The advantage to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By C-GRVT
An offset rivet set will tend to turn in the gun...

An offset rivet set will tend to turn in the gun as you rivet, changing the angle of the set on the rivet. As well as tape on the cup of the set (I use thick hockey tape) put some duct tape across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By C-GRVT
mufflers

Vetterman offers a system with mufflers. I was interested for noise reduction, when I spoke to him he said that they also provided substantially more heat than the muffs. I am sure you could add...
Forum: Tools 02-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,392
Posted By C-GRVT
I think you do need a 3X gun for a few rivets -...

I think you do need a 3X gun for a few rivets - for example, the difficult to reach wing leading edge to spar rivets. These 1/8 rivets pass through thick structure and my experience is that a 2X gun...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,371
Posted By C-GRVT
are you sure of the location?

I plan to do a similar install on my 6A, but I am waiting until I have the seats in hand to fix the forward/aft location for the bracket.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By C-GRVT
I backdrilled as well. A few other things: 1. As...

I backdrilled as well.
A few other things:
1. As you tighten the skin down with straps, the pressure will tend to distort and shift the bulkheads. I made plywood reinforcements that I clamped to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By C-GRVT
I have an 0-360 Superior based engine with ECI...

I have an 0-360 Superior based engine with ECI cylinders at the suggestion of one of the very well respected engine builders often mentioned on this site. The recommendation was based on excellent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By C-GRVT
Van's instructions

Have a look at these instructions on Van's website
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/canopy.pdf
The 1/16 is a measurement that you want to achieve as a consistent inset along the length of the side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,311
Posted By C-GRVT
Of course speak to Van's. If I were faced with...

Of course speak to Van's.
If I were faced with this, I would see if I could replace the misdrilled heavy angle under the F-611. I think with an angle drill you could get at the rivets to drill them...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 01-21-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,318
Posted By C-GRVT
I've decided to forego a panel with removable...

I've decided to forego a panel with removable sections on the theory that EFIS screen can be easily pulled to create pretty big access holes.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing (still)
Forum: RV-3 01-20-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,437
Posted By C-GRVT
A ruler. I was amazed when I first looked at an...

A ruler.
I was amazed when I first looked at an RV-7A plans set that there were hardley any dimensions/distances set out.
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By C-GRVT
Van's will sell you an updated full size plans...

Van's will sell you an updated full size plans set one time for $50.00
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,563
Posted By C-GRVT
prop compatible?

consider whether the prop that you propose to use is compatible with the engine. What props are approved/vibration tested with an IO 375?
Bill Brooks
Ottawa, Canada
RV-6A finishing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,793
Posted By C-GRVT
Lars, you are right - there are "Super Gem" AN...

Lars,
you are right - there are "Super Gem" AN and JIC - it is confusing unless one knows that, because sizes are often quoted as "AN", even for fittings that are JIC.
The prices are telling - your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,793
Posted By C-GRVT
Are they AN or JIC industrial?

Or are they industrial fittings?
From a Parker Aerospace publication:

"AN flare and 37 degree industrial flare fittings appear to be functionally interchangeable, but they are not. The most notable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,907
Posted By C-GRVT
Anthony, yes, I could use the rear facing port,...

Anthony,
yes, I could use the rear facing port, but to do so I will have to pull the engine from the mount to get the 45 degree fitting in the side port out.
Jim, interesting that (some) certified...
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