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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Free: Fuselage Cart - Aerocountry T31

I finally put my RV-6A on the gear for hopefully the last time. It has resided on a cart for a quite while. The cart supports the fuselage under the firewall and main spar. I built it for the -6,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Your solenoid valve setup is pretty much the...

Your solenoid valve setup is pretty much the standard for Carb'ed RVs (from what I have seen). Mine is setup in a similar fashion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to follow-up. You noted that you disabled...

Just to follow-up. You noted that you disabled the primer. What type of primer was installed? The Cessna-style plunger?

As mentioned above, the fuel pump doesn't serve as a primer on a carbed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used method 3 on my canopy and windshield. I...

I used method 3 on my canopy and windshield. I made my spacers out of hard rubber using a leather punch. Most were 3/16 diameter ~1/8" think. I glued them to the frame and marked the location so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I like Mel's solution. If I racall, his steps...

I like Mel's solution. If I racall, his steps come straight out, they dont drop at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I don't know the company, but would be concerned...

I don't know the company, but would be concerned about waiting too long. The credit card companies have a time-limit to file a claim. Not saying it will go that way, but CYA. Unless it was a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I received my new lights from Aveo yesterday. ...

I received my new lights from Aveo yesterday. They are very nice, a significant upgrade from the old lights. The heat sink is much larger, the base is solid metal and the attach screws do not clamp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I hadn't heard anything from Aveo for a few...

I hadn't heard anything from Aveo for a few weeks, so I e-mailed them the week before the holiday. They said my new lights would be mailed on the 13th. Haven't received anything yet, but I'll wait...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My father-in-law is a mechanic for Southwest. I...

My father-in-law is a mechanic for Southwest. I don't know if they use that particular tool, but they use the same cable process, he loves it. Price is to high for me, but it would be nice.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-16-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I ended up finding my hangar by posting on the...

I ended up finding my hangar by posting on the aerocountry facebook page. Worth a try.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-14-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That change would have to be made during the...

That change would have to be made during the fuselage construction to shift the bulkheads. At this point in the build it is way to late. Here the sweep and AOI are being set. A forward swept wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1 to the sanding. 500 grit wet-sand makes a...

+1 to the sanding. 500 grit wet-sand makes a very nice matte finish.

Not a great picture, but you can see how smooth the sikaflex came out. That is a result of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-26-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The canopies are the same, or supposed to be. Im...

The canopies are the same, or supposed to be. Im sure there have been minor tweaks over the years
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just put the bolt up from the bottom with the nut...

Just put the bolt up from the bottom with the nut on top. Not an ideal orientation, but an easy place to inspect. Much easier to install that way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Awesome, way to go

Awesome, way to go
Forum: Painting your RV 10-23-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Lessons Learned

Now that I am pretty much done, I just wanted to post a few more lessons-learned I am not going to rehash too much of what I already noted in prior posts.

1) Even though I read this myself a bunch...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-23-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just don't get to close before you make a lot of...

Just don't get to close before you make a lot of compliments...haha

The small parts are easy and came out really nice. The larger ones aren't quite as nice. A little orange peel and some dry spray...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Edit: to actually answer your question, the...

Edit: to actually answer your question, the paintbooth was around $200-250 all said and done.

For the most part the paint booth has held up very well. A few staples have come out, but nothing...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-19-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Adding a few more pictures. Painting has been a...

Adding a few more pictures. Painting has been a little slower than I like. It has been raining almost every weekend for the last month and a half, and now it just got cold. Just bad painting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here is an image of my current lights for...

Here is an image of my current lights for reference:

https://preview.ibb.co/ke8GQf/20181004-212657.jpg (https://ibb.co/mKSnWL)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I emailed Aevo, and received a response today. ...

I emailed Aevo, and received a response today. The said to send my current set back and they will replace them with the new polycarbonate product (the older ones are a resin lens). This is good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,884
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Watch out on those stone-look rattle can paints. ...

Watch out on those stone-look rattle can paints. Most are water soluble, not for outdoor use.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-16-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,866
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For minor pinhole filling, I found a finishing...

For minor pinhole filling, I found a finishing filler from the local auto-paint jobber worked extremely well. It is a polyester product, but is being sanded off anyway. It is a lower-viscosity...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you are going to paint yourself, save it for...

If you are going to paint yourself, save it for practice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Assuming the AC is already painted, you could put...

Assuming the AC is already painted, you could put down a bead of RTV, cover with a layer of cling-wrap or wax paper and loosely install the cover. Once cured you have a gasket.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Once the actuator linkage is disconnected, it...

Once the actuator linkage is disconnected, it takes all of a minute to remove the flap. To me it would be much easier to do this job on the workbench.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am 6'4" with lots of leg. It was tight for me,...

I am 6'4" with lots of leg. It was tight for me, but the Almost -14 mod made a huge difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Im starting to wonder in I got a bad batch. Or...

Im starting to wonder in I got a bad batch. Or had some kind of exposure from the box material....ill have to shoot a note to Aveo and see. They are way out of warranty, but who knows.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Aveo Lights - Lenses Yellowing

So, I have a set of Aveo Powerburst lights I purchased a good 5+ years ago (yeah, I know....slow build). Since that time, they have been stored indoors in the Aveo box. They have only been out of...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It is generally pretty rough. Treat it like a...

It is generally pretty rough. Treat it like a soft surface and keep the nose light. Remember, there is a hump in the middle so during landing it looks like you are out of runway, at the halfway...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have used the Mini and Micro Molex connectors...

I have used the Mini and Micro Molex connectors in a number of areas. I have been very happy so far. Both those connectors are positive-latching. You could also use the waterproof automotive...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The foam block is used to extend the snorkel on...

The foam block is used to extend the snorkel on the cowl back to interface with the nose of the airbox. The foam is shaped to fill the gap then fiberglassed. Afterwards the foam is chipped out. As...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-24-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,904
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I like the wing design, looks pretty cool. That...

I like the wing design, looks pretty cool. That looks like a mighty challenge to paint, particularly over old paint. Adhesion will be a problem, particularly if the base is a urethane paint. You...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have two unused indicators as well, along with...

I have two unused indicators as well, along with the unused stickers (assuming I can find them...haha)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you start with the longer tube and cut it down...

If you start with the longer tube and cut it down the ends would butt together at the joint. You could clean out any squeeze-out once the epoxy cured. At that point, the likelihood of contamination...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dave, Go check out my thread in the "Painting...

Dave,

Go check out my thread in the "Painting your RV" section, I describe all the materials there
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a thread in the painting section, so I...

I have a thread in the painting section, so I wont repost a bunch of pictures here, but this is what the color looks like on a sunny day.

https://i.postimg.cc/bvp0GXTb/20180917_155107.jpg

Total...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thanks for the compliment. Feels good to be...

Thanks for the compliment. Feels good to be moving forward. Been a dry few years (rv-wise)
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Talking Keep your speed up and you can fly it like a...

Keep your speed up and you can fly it like a kite.

In reality, it is pretty easy to just install the wings after paint. There it no big upside to painting them installed
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Since I dont have the plane on the gear, i had...

Since I dont have the plane on the gear, i had more trailer options. Didnt have to accomodate that wide gear track.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Glad to hear you are flying and making some great...

Glad to hear you are flying and making some great trips. Between two little kids (6 & 3) progress slowed to a near stop for quite a while there. I am moving forward now with renewed energy and...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Adding more pictures as parts are...

Adding more pictures as parts are completed

https://i.postimg.cc/cH5sMrHy/20180917_155107.jpg

Edit, added lower cowl picture
https://i.postimg.cc/YSLf0wq0/20180920_163441.jpg
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Do the make the screw head sit proud?

Do the make the screw head sit proud?
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By WingsOnWheels
man, you guys are making this hard. There are...

man, you guys are making this hard. There are good points for both methods. I am I like the idea of having the screws unpainted for future maintenance, but I have also seen what can happen when you...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is 48" going to be wide enough? The bottom skin...

Is 48" going to be wide enough? The bottom skin extends beyond the fuselage to interface with the bottom of the wing. I don't recall the exact dimensions, but it is probably 1.5 - 2", so the door...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By WingsOnWheels
On the RV-6 there are no Z-Brackets, so once the...

On the RV-6 there are no Z-Brackets, so once the screws are out there is nothing to hold the tank on. However, unlike the -7, the tanks are pretty easy to remove (just take out a pile of screws), so...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Moving to the Airport

This past Friday I started my move to the airport. I am taking parts as I finish the paint (need to get them out of the way to make room). I started with the fuselage since it was residing in the...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here are some pictures of work to-date: Fuselage...

Here are some pictures of work to-date:

Fuselage metal-prep complete:
https://i.postimg.cc/tT550cSM/20180902_134933.jpg

Fuselage in...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): I am using...

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment):

I am using a full-face respirator with a forced/fresh air system. During mixing/gun cleaning (outside the booth) I switch to a half-mask with cartridges for...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Painting my RV-6A

I plan to add to this thread over the next month or so as I continue the saga of painting my RV-6A.

To start things off, I am in no way a professional painter. I have done bits and pieces here and...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Paint Wing With or Without Tanks

Is there a general consensus, or is this a never-ending debate; should the tanks be removed from the wings during painting and painted separately? Cosmetically, it probably looks nice not having the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By WingsOnWheels
A number of years ago someone posted that the...

A number of years ago someone posted that the aileron pushrod tube size was just right to use to extend the oil fill tube. The tube I received from Vans (old kit) had an extrusion error mid-length...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I tried that, unless you thicken the epoxy and...

I tried that, unless you thicken the epoxy and put it on really heavy it won't cover the pink. I am going to shoot the inside with a coat of white paint still....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used the Earl's Performance push-on hose. Made...

I used the Earl's Performance push-on hose. Made for coolant or oil. Should hold up well.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP26022013A0001V.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,058
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mel, your RV-6 was the first RV I met in person....

Mel, your RV-6 was the first RV I met in person. I think it is still the only RV-6 I have been in.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP27092009A00014.jpg

Thanks again,
Colin
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The RV-6 manual calls for #41, which is just fine...

The RV-6 manual calls for #41, which is just fine and dandy until you realize you drilled the longerons with #41 and now your countersink pilot doesn't fit. Not that I would know anything about that.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like I will have quite a collect of people...

Sounds like I will have quite a collect of people to bother. Now I know where to go when I need a uand to get the wings on.

Mel, Ill be bothering you soon enough to start the inspection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By WingsOnWheels
We should probably be using the same tyoe of...

We should probably be using the same tyoe of attachment as motocycle windshields. Instead of a regular nut, the use a rubber expansion nut, similar to a boat drain plug.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-28-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Great! I will starting my lease this weekend. ...

Great! I will starting my lease this weekend. Probably be another week or two before I start moving in. I was hoping to paint the fuselage this weekend, but I dont think my supplied air respirator...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By WingsOnWheels
In addition, the Oops rivets are intended for a...

In addition, the Oops rivets are intended for a -3 dimple. if you already drilled to #30 before dimpling you need to use -4 dimple dies, so a -4 rivet is the right way to go. The oops rivets are...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-14-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to circle back, I found a space on the West...

Just to circle back, I found a space on the West side. Once I move in, I would like to meet some of the other RVers on the field.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,109
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went to school in Prescott, AZ. They used to...

I went to school in Prescott, AZ. They used to advertise something like 350 flyable days a year. I wouldnt doubt it at all.
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