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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By galt1074
Thank you

Thank you everyone for the help.

I tried searching for this answer but I must have not put in the magic search string to find that post.

I checked my dimples and they pass all the tests. I was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By galt1074
Thank you

Thank you both for your inputs.
I read through that thread and that clears up a lot of confusion. I'll rivet it as-is.
I will also try re-dimpling though I have the DRDT2 so I'll just try to squeeze...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By galt1074
VS808PP Countersink

This may not be a problem...

I'm countersinking the mating surface of VS808PP to accept the dimples at the bottom of the VS803PP Rear Spar. I made a test piece of .032 aluminium with a #30 hole and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,538
Posted By galt1074
Edges

This is an extremely helpful conversation for a new builder such as myself.

Could one of you comment on the technique you use for deburring edges? You've convinced me I have done too much deburring...
Forum: International 09-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By galt1074
It worked!

Posting this for the off-chance that someone else is in my shoes (US Forces serving in the UK)

Get a copy of "Declaration of personal goods imported by member of visiting forces C2". Fill it in,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By galt1074
Thank you

Thank you both for the excellent advice. Obviously not the engine I should be looking at.
I'm so early in the build process and I'm already gaining so much from these forums.
You guys are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By galt1074
size

Mel,

That is my concern. Understanding total displacement is the same, I don't know if the dimensions of the engine increase to the point that it won't fit in the cowl anymore.
There are certainly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By galt1074
Engine question

I need a little advice on engines. To be honest, I'm probably way to early in the process to be thinking about this but this feels like too good an opportunity to pass up.
Is there anything I need to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By galt1074
Good ideas

Andy, thanks for the suggestion. I've looked at Aerowave before and it looks like a good product. I"m assuming you mix the two parts together and have to let it sit for a while like other epoxy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By galt1074
Alodine

Larry,

You're right, alodine is nasty stuff and as much as it appeals to me for weight and protection, I won't touch the stuff. I'm not an expert but after reading the MSDS and reading some of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By galt1074
Thank you!

Everyone, thanks for the warm welcome and for the tips.

If there's anyone around that can tell me about primer options in the UK I'd appreciate some advice. I'd like to use the stuff that Vans uses...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By galt1074
New Builder

Hello!!

I am now RV-7 builder 74755!!
I've ordered the tail kit, a couple of tool box and practice kits, a set of Cleveland tools and I've reset my garage from a woodshop to an aircraft factory.
The...
Forum: International 08-09-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By galt1074
Potential Work Around

Posting this for anyone in my position with the same issues:

**NOTE: I have to verify this before acting but it looks like it solves the problem**

Visiting US Forces to the UK are permitted to ship...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 54,264
Posted By galt1074
Baggage Capacity

Herb,

Do you know where I could get some ballpark weight and balance figures so I can run the numbers and make an estimate on how close I'd be to aft CG?

Greg
Forum: International 08-07-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By galt1074
Many Thanks!

Thanks for the warm welcome folks.

Many thanks for all of the ideas. I've got our base legal office looking into a couple things. Our household goods and vehicles are all shipped over here by the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 54,264
Posted By galt1074
Baggage Capacity

First, I'm brand new to the forums though I've been reading them for several years.
I'm considering building an RV-7 or 7A...providing I can figure out how to ship it over here to the UK where I'm...
Forum: International 08-04-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By galt1074
RV Shipping to the UK

My first post...

I'm US Air Force stationed for the next three years in the UK at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

This is probably a long shot but I'm wondering if anyone in here is in the same status...
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