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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By N804RV
Painting practice! Nail down the details on that...

Painting practice! Nail down the details on that fancy paint job . I have a vertical stab that is my practice piece.
Forum: Primers 10-12-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By N804RV
I've dimpled after priming with mixed success. ...

I've dimpled after priming with mixed success. Usually its fine. But, sometimes, if I do it too soon, I'll damage the primer coat. Then, I'll scuff lightly and spot prime. Haven't had any...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By N804RV
Why would you not? I wouldn't assume anything...

Why would you not? I wouldn't assume anything about quick build. Take the tanks off, visual inspect as much of the tanks and the wings as you can. Do the leak test on each tank. Then, put it all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By N804RV
Thanks Smokey! Thanks az_gila ! I was...

Thanks Smokey!



Thanks az_gila

! I was looking at the Horner style tips on some of the low wing Pipers. Lacking any specific measurement, I think I'll just try to emulate those. I'll have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By N804RV
Pulsar NSPs on older W-415 wintips

I decided to install nav/strobe/position lights on the outboard in the traditional position; no light coves, no rudder position light.

Is there an established method for locating those lights to...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By N804RV
See, this is why this forum needs a "like"...

See, this is why this forum needs a "like" button!

Reminds me of the old quip about only touching each item in your in-box once being the most efficient way to work. This is my standard response...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,146
Posted By N804RV
My thoughts too. I had a harness/container...

My thoughts too. I had a harness/container loosen up on me so bad, I wound up falling rear first, practically in fetal position, trying to grab the drouge. Never did find that thing before finally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,532
Posted By N804RV
Here's what the FAA says. But, plenty of people...

Here's what the FAA says. But, plenty of people use type and paint scheme anyway. No skin off my nose personally. ****, I'm just happy when I look where pilots say they are and find them.

AC...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By N804RV
Hey Tom, I've got the 2 DVD set for RV-8 You're...

Hey Tom, I've got the 2 DVD set for RV-8 You're welcome to them. PM me your address.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,458
Posted By N804RV
That's what I like about the Skyview. The 2nd...

That's what I like about the Skyview. The 2nd ADAHARS is only $800. This provides redundancy for both the display and the data source.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-24-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,893
Posted By N804RV
Self-defeating term. Any negative statement in a...

Self-defeating term. Any negative statement in a "for-sale" ad is red flag, even this one, as is "pictures on request" or "I only answer calls during X time" or similar statements.

If you're not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,458
Posted By N804RV
I bought 2 7" Dynon Classic displays. My plan...

I bought 2 7" Dynon Classic displays. My plan was to stack them in the center of my RV-8 instrument panel so I could put a GNS 430 and an audio panel on the left side and a Garmin 796 on the right. ...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,349
Posted By N804RV
Definitely give the ground-loop isolator a try. ...

Definitely give the ground-loop isolator a try. It plugs in between the "patch cord" and the camera audio input.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61SVwXSLBoL._SL1280_.jpg
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By N804RV
Hope this helps. This is on my RV-8, right...

Hope this helps. This is on my RV-8, right wing:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/43016121810_f1aa726312_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By N804RV
This is what I was thinking. I'm in the process...

This is what I was thinking. I'm in the process of planning my panel now. Carl, maybe you can give me a few pointers!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-12-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,525
Posted By N804RV
I’ve been annealing spark plug washers with a...

I’ve been annealing spark plug washers with a propane torch and some tap water in my last empty Starbucks coffee cup for awhile now. Just torch ‘em till they glow orange. Then quench in water and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-12-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 135,372
Posted By N804RV
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44633684791_bd...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44633684791_bd0eb73f0d_z.jpg

Sentosa island Singapore
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By N804RV
Can't see your pics. The tapered spar...

Can't see your pics.

The tapered spar reinforcements have to be radiused to fit into the flanges in order for the match holes to line up. Also, all tooling marks and extra material needs to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By N804RV
I suspect the elevator trim tab is probably the...

I suspect the elevator trim tab is probably the #1 open stock purchase from Van's. I made a total of 4 attempts on my elevator trim tab. And, I finally just accepted #4, even though it wasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,850
Posted By N804RV
I'm leaning towards drilling the heads off those...

I'm leaning towards drilling the heads off those bolts. But, very carefully!

It will probably take quite a bit of patience to get the drill bit started exactly in the center of the bolt head. And,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,850
Posted By N804RV
If its the bolts I'm thinking of. A nut splitter...

If its the bolts I'm thinking of. A nut splitter won't do it. These are AN3 bolts that go through the spar web into the L brackets on the rear web of the tank. The ones in between the most inboard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By N804RV
Get the Costco roll of plastic wrap. If you can...

Get the Costco roll of plastic wrap. If you can find the heavy-duty plastic wrap used by shippers to bind pallet loads, that's even better.

Cover your canopy with that stuff and use blue painter's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By N804RV
Post a pic and tell us what size wrench fits it.

Post a pic and tell us what size wrench fits it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By N804RV
In a pinch, I have used this on polished Grove...

In a pinch, I have used this on polished Grove style gear (not painted or faired):

Find a moderate sized (not the smallest) C-clamp and a couple of small pieces of 1X4 wood. Use the wood to between...
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By N804RV
Hi Tim! I'm the guy that bought smokyray's...

Hi Tim!

I'm the guy that bought smokyray's S-IIL. Welcome to VAF!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By N804RV
Thanks. I figured I'd need a tail light. But,...

Thanks. I figured I'd need a tail light.

But, that confuses the heck out of me. What's the purpose of 91.319(d)(2)? How are ANY EAB flying legally at night or IFR? ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By N804RV
Another nav/position/strobe question

Was thinking about putting the Aveo Powerburst 3-in-one lights on the W-715-1 wing tips.

Even with the 120 degree light cove, it seems to me like I'll still need a tail light/strobe. Does that...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By N804RV
Seriously need a LIKE button! I went up in...

Seriously need a LIKE button!

I went up in 2015 to fly Don Lee's "Bush Wheel" course at Alaska Floats & Skis. Did a little glacier flying, plus a little float flying as well as landing on some...
Forum: COMM 07-08-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By N804RV
The 210 and 220 both are plagued with face-plate...

The 210 and 220 both are plagued with face-plate to tranciever to tray connection problems. They really made that box much more complicated than it should have been.

I'd re-rack it and be careful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,364
Posted By N804RV
I have a pair of these "line clamp pliers" I've...

I have a pair of these "line clamp pliers" I've used for years. I cut about 1.5 inches off the handles for working in tight spaces. Works great for most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,264
Posted By N804RV
As an avionics tech in the Navy, I was taught to...

As an avionics tech in the Navy, I was taught to solder connectors with fixed style pins that had cups specifically designed to be soldered. After soldering, we "Potted" them with proseal. They...
Forum: COMM 05-31-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By N804RV
Just a quick, rule this out, trick. When its...

Just a quick, rule this out, trick. When its sounding crappy, grab your headset conncectors and move them around. if there are any other headsets plugged in, unplug them.

Gotta do it while its...
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,852
Posted By N804RV
Here it...

Here it is:

http://www.icaro2000.com/Products/Helmets/All-helmets/All-helmets.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,133
Posted By N804RV
My aileron bell crank bushings did the exact same...

My aileron bell crank bushings did the exact same thing. I wrapped some 400 grit sandpaper around the bolt (no bushing) and worked it through the bell crank and tried to get it as smooth as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By N804RV
What model number do you have ( from back cover)?...

What model number do you have ( from back cover)? Is it the A1675?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By N804RV
iPad Pro 9.7 Retina Display

Anyone moved up from an iPad Air 2 to an iPad Pro? Is the readability in sunlight that much better?

I've been using an Air 2 for a couple of years now. And, most of the time, its fine here in the...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By N804RV
I measured resistance "full" and resistance...

I measured resistance "full" and resistance "empty". Made the bends per the plans and installed them with a couple of screws snugged up.

Then, I measured the resistance again with tank right side...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By N804RV
Ive used the Raychem environmental splices and...

Ive used the Raychem environmental splices and shield terminators. I've never used the stuff you linked to though.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By N804RV
Excellent! Nice looking bird! And, now I don't...

Excellent! Nice looking bird! And, now I don't feel so bad about my 20 year old tail kit....
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,849
Posted By N804RV
Notes below video, on youtube, say 130hp and 300#...

Notes below video, on youtube, say 130hp and 300# weight, all up.

I wonder what engine/prop RPMs are at 100%, what they will be at 75% cruise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By N804RV
Here's an earlier thread on the...

Here's an earlier thread on the subject.http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=110895
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By N804RV
I had similar questions when I bought my older...

I had similar questions when I bought my older quick built wings from a private seller. the guys at Van's, while not wanting to discuss or be responsible for anything to do with previous owner of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By N804RV
Try this, lots of good info:...

Try this, lots of good info: https://www.advancedpilot.com/freesignup.php
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By N804RV
It sounds like you're saying you have an EFIS...

It sounds like you're saying you have an EFIS that has an optional external magnetometer, and you chose not to install it. If that's right, chances are your instructions gave you specific direction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,058
Posted By N804RV
I rent a T-hanger that has only a 4-place 110V...

I rent a T-hanger that has only a 4-place 110V outlet and a single light fixture. When I moved in, a 60 watt incandescent bulb was the only light source in it.

Not wanting to pay to have lights...
Forum: COMM 11-01-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,053
Posted By N804RV
<Need Like Button Here!> Thanks MGL! Putting V6...

<Need Like Button Here!> Thanks MGL! Putting V6 in my Sonerai IIL right now (the V16 sounds cool though ;-) )...
Forum: COMM 10-11-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By N804RV
I'm thinking this is the "bird" he's talking...

I'm thinking this is the "bird" he's talking about. If so, it was the industry standard and the one I used for years on the job. And, I'm guessing he also has the tuned element for air...
Forum: COMM 10-10-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By N804RV
I use a Workman Model 104 with a couple of BNC...

I use a Workman Model 104 with a couple of BNC male to PL259 adapters. Cheap and works great.

If you're not experienced with coax connectors, or don't want to buy the tools to make nice "low-loss"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By N804RV
Fly LED guys are trying to get some...

Fly LED guys are trying to get some made:

http://flyleds.com/products/#!/RV-4-6-8-Horner-wing-modification-parts/p/66326120/category=0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By N804RV
It looks to me like it is intended for single...

It looks to me like it is intended for single comm radio/2 place intercom. If you only intend to have one radio and carry one passenger, then its a great way to go.

But, I think you'll have to jump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,752
Posted By N804RV
Evan, It was nice to meet you! Just wanted to...

Evan,

It was nice to meet you! Just wanted to say "Thanks" again for your help getting my new little airplane off the truck. You and Terry Burch really saved my bacon by stopping your preflight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By N804RV
Matt, I'm 60 miles north of Seattle. Maybe we...

Matt,

I'm 60 miles north of Seattle. Maybe we can meet sometime.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By N804RV
I had trouble with this. Since I hadn't yet...

I had trouble with this. Since I hadn't yet riveted any of the pieces together, my solution was to cleco the E-703/704 ribs together, then cleco that to the elevator spar. Then, with a small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By N804RV
Inline regulator closed and stripped?

Inline regulator closed and stripped?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By N804RV
RV-8 QB wings prepunch hole missing?

one prepunch hole missing on inboard hinge bracket double/rear spar. Callout for all inboard hinge bracket to rear spar/doubler is AN470AD4-7. Can find no mention in plans or drawing of special...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,061
Posted By N804RV
I would expect it to be pretty much like buying a...

I would expect it to be pretty much like buying a house.

You make an offer contingent to inspection with an earnest money deposit large enough that it is not easy to walk away from. I would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,061
Posted By N804RV
Given this situation, I would have expected...

Given this situation, I would have expected exactly that outcome. The guy didn't want to accept your earnest money because he already thought he might have a firm unconditional offer. You were the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,932
Posted By N804RV
I've explained this to other non-aircraft-owners...

I've explained this to other non-aircraft-owners as my "trick to looking at airplanes". All you have to do is sit in Ellie's and watch the RV guys who're eating breakfast with one eye out the window...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,190
Posted By N804RV
Here's my take on this: Frequently, I'm stuck...

Here's my take on this: Frequently, I'm stuck waiting for a marine layer to burn off. I only plan to file IFR to get out. I'd prefer to launch knowing I'm heading into VFR at my destination. I'm...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,059
Posted By N804RV
I haven't used one on an RV. But, we used to use...

I haven't used one on an RV. But, we used to use them all the time for fay-sealing access panels on Navy jets. Make sure you don't cut the tips too large. Buy extra tips and experiment a little...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,244
Posted By N804RV
Looking good Sam!

Looking good Sam!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,318
Posted By N804RV
One of these days I will have a disk sander. I...

One of these days I will have a disk sander.

I found an inexpensive large tubing cutter that will handle 1.125" aluminum tubing. Gonna give it a try. And, I also have the chop saw with the TCG 80...
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