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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By acam37
The glare on my iPad is terrible. You canít see...

The glare on my iPad is terrible. You canít see the display on a sunny day.
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By acam37
How efficient is the NACA duct on the right side?...

How efficient is the NACA duct on the right side? I read somewhere that it doesnít work as good because of prop rotation and airflow down the fuselage? If thereís not any difference then I can move...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,714
Posted By acam37
This FAB is 100% fiberglass. I fabricated a new...

This FAB is 100% fiberglass. I fabricated a new top piece and on the bottom where the air filter sits is a layer of core mat that is glassed over. This should be maintenance free for a long time....
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By acam37
My build is almost finished and I still haven't...

My build is almost finished and I still haven't decided where to put the fresh air duct. Here was my inspiration
http://i64.tinypic.com/20a2ycj.jpg
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By acam37
I was going to do the same thing. I saw it on a...

I was going to do the same thing. I saw it on a -4 at a local fly in and thought it looked really good. But after cutting the hole and checking where the hose would enter through the side skin, the...
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By acam37
Mine is a Raven

Mine is a Raven
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By acam37
My Location

Not much room, but this is the only place I had left to mount mine.
http://i65.tinypic.com/33pbygh.jpg
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,659
Posted By acam37
Hendricks latch

I know people will say that this is overkill, but this is what we did with our latching mechanism. It has a safety lock that makes it virtually impossible to accidentally open in flight and we also...
Forum: RV-4 08-31-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By acam37
Richard, I really donít need a 13 row. A 10 row...

Richard, I really donít need a 13 row. A 10 row would work, but I already have it and I canít send it back for exchange because it was bought 2 years ago. So I need to make it fit somehow or lose a...
Forum: RV-4 08-31-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By acam37
The only thing I havenít tried, now that I think...

The only thing I havenít tried, now that I think of it, is putting the oil lines on the outboard and use 90 degree fittings
Forum: RV-4 08-31-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By acam37
Mounting a 13 row oil cooler

I have tried several locations with no luck. No matter where I try to put there seems to be an obstruction. The traditional mounting location on the left rear baffle itís too wide. The oil lines are...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By acam37
Why couldnít you weld up the hole and re-drill?

Why couldnít you weld up the hole and re-drill?
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By acam37
There is not very many choices when it comes to...

There is not very many choices when it comes to the fuel selector location. The top left is the most logical if you are holding the stick with your right hand. I have no problem reaching mine while...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By acam37
On both my first RV-4 rebuild and my current...

On both my first RV-4 rebuild and my current second hand RV-4 project I had issues with the rear spar carry through. The first one actually looked like Swiss cheese it had so many holes. This is not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By acam37
Vans rents a large pneumatic squeezer for those...

Vans rents a large pneumatic squeezer for those large rivets. Iíve used it twice. $400 refundable deposit and $10 a week plus shipping. Itís well worth it. I also have a bunch of extra spar rivets if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By acam37
I just started install of my pink RV-4 cowl. The...

I just started install of my pink RV-4 cowl. The front halves align just fine and the back has an overlap. I will have to do some serious trimming and fitting to make all the gaps perfect. The stock...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,974
Posted By acam37
Low time tailwheel, expect around $1,800 year....

Low time tailwheel, expect around $1,800 year. That is what I paid on my 8 and 4 through Falcon.
Forum: Safety 05-31-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,614
Posted By acam37
Halon or halotron doesnít ďsuck upĒ the O2. It is...

Halon or halotron doesnít ďsuck upĒ the O2. It is an inert gas that smothers a Fire by denying it of oxygen. You wonít die from oxygen depletion unless you were in an air tight confined space. My...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,614
Posted By acam37
I have a Halotron extinguisher. It replaces...

I have a Halotron extinguisher. It replaces Halon. It’s only rated for class “B” and “C” fires
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By acam37
Left it in the tank. Most likely it stayed...

Left it in the tank. Most likely it stayed embedded in the tank sealant when the bit pushed through. If not, It would have to get through two sets of screens and a fuel filter before it gets to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By acam37
If you come to Nacogdoches (KOCH) I have plenty...

If you come to Nacogdoches (KOCH) I have plenty of those sealed rivets and tank sealant. I fixed a leaking rivet on my -8 without having to remove the tank
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-05-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By acam37
I did it on a partially built RV-4 kit. Itís not...

I did it on a partially built RV-4 kit. Itís not that difficult. Just a lot of rivets to drill out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By acam37
Not much talk about SNF. I guess itís not a big...

Not much talk about SNF. I guess itís not a big draw for RVís? I flew in last year and there were only a handfull in the home built parking area.
Forum: Rocket 02-28-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,374
Posted By acam37
I'm glad that I ordered and received all the...

I'm glad that I ordered and received all the parts I need to finish my RV-4. (Mel, it won't be long before you get a call to come and make it an airplane)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By acam37
That looks like they used a screw that was too...

That looks like they used a screw that was too long for the nut plates.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By acam37
Sand it out and prime

Sand it out and prime
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,957
Posted By acam37
One person will wind up doing all the work while...

One person will wind up doing all the work while the other will have every excuse in the book as to why he canít work on the plane.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,427
Posted By acam37
You will also need to replace those firewall...

You will also need to replace those firewall angles. I don't think they are supposed to be notched. At least mine weren't. Look at the plans carefully and double check.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-14-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,427
Posted By acam37
Yes sir. Two RV-4 projects and two nightmares. I...

Yes sir. Two RV-4 projects and two nightmares. I figured I would have learned my lesson the first time. I didnít mean to hijack your thread, I just wanted to point out some common hidden builder...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-14-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,427
Posted By acam37
Have you looked at the wing spar flanges where...

Have you looked at the wing spar flanges where the fuel tanks attach? When I pulled the tanks on my project I was horrified at what I found. My spars are trash and have to be rebuilt.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,427
Posted By acam37
1" longerons

I had to replace my longerons due to very poor bolt edge distance on the horizontal stabilizer and engine mount weldments. I used 1" angle instead of 3/4". Worked better than expected...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,427
Posted By acam37
Been there done that. Twice. You have your work...

Been there done that. Twice. You have your work cut out for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By acam37
I used 1Ē angle on the -4 Iím building. It helps...

I used 1Ē angle on the -4 Iím building. It helps with the edge distance issue on the tail and engine mount weldment bolt holes. Weight difference is negligible.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-13-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By acam37
Poplawski in Ennis, Tx.

Poplawski in Ennis, Tx.
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,556
Posted By acam37
Look at the weldments in the 4 corners behind the...

Look at the weldments in the 4 corners behind the firewall. Make sure the bolts that run through the longerons have proper edge distance. Check the flanges on the wing spar where the fuel tank...
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By acam37
Awesome. Thanks.

Awesome. Thanks.
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By acam37
James wheel pants template

I need the bracket template for the Sam James RV-4 wheel pants. I lost mine. Does anyone have it in a PDF or some format to email it to me?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By acam37
That tubing material came straight off of my kit...

That tubing material came straight off of my kit plans. That's what they use on the standard canopy frame. With that being said, if I cant find someone that can make this happen I will use round...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By acam37
Thanks for all the good info and advice. The...

Thanks for all the good info and advice. The problem I have is that I don't want to spend $500 to bend a $5 piece of tubing. I guess I can call Vans and find out who makes the RV-4 canopy frame and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By acam37
It's 3/4 x 3/4 .062 6063 T52. The radius has to...

It's 3/4 x 3/4 .062 6063 T52. The radius has to follow the profile of the instrument panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By acam37
Bending square aluminum tubing

I am looking for someone near me that can bend a radius in square 3/4Ē tubing? I have been to every machine shop and metal fab shop in East Texas and no one has a tubing roller capable of bending...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By acam37
Powder coat

Powder coat
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By acam37
I just sold my RV-8 and had a mechanic do mine in...

I just sold my RV-8 and had a mechanic do mine in Crockett,Tx KDKR. He is very familiar with the 8's. PM me and I will give you his contact info. Thats about a thirty min. flight from Marshall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,601
Posted By acam37
I know this has been discussed many times. I read...

I know this has been discussed many times. I read everything I could regarding maintenance on experimental A/C. I installed the cylinders on my 8 and made an entry in the log book. I just got a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By acam37
Pre-buy inspection needed in Houston area

I have my RV-8 sold to a fellow from Colorado. He is here to take possession but during the demo ride we experienced a slight roughness on one mag. He is requesting an independent third pary to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By acam37
If you have a local pipe and steel company they...

If you have a local pipe and steel company they may be able to order it for you from their supplier. I replaced the longerons on an RV-4 kit and got it local. 3/4" X 3/4" 6061-T6 structural aluminum...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-15-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,931
Posted By acam37
I bought a second hand RV-4 kit and one of the...

I bought a second hand RV-4 kit and one of the rear bulkheads was riveted in the wrong location. I wound up with a 5/16" gap on the vertical stabilizer front spar attach point. Vans said that a 5/16"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By acam37
I hope to see a VAF hat sighting on the ISS

I hope to see a VAF hat sighting on the ISS
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,270
Posted By acam37
We used Torq-Set head screws in the Navy. Was...

We used Torq-Set head screws in the Navy. Was supposed to be better than phillips head and not strip out as easy. We called them swaztika tips. BTW, I need to find a supplier for these screws. I...
Forum: RV-4 06-04-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By acam37
Okay I will.

Okay I will.
Forum: RV-4 06-04-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By acam37
SKYbolt for cowling

I plan on using SKYbolt fasteners for my upper cowling instead of the piano hinges. On the A/C Spruce site they have a number of choices. What is the upper forward slide kit vs the upper firewall kit...
Forum: RV-4 06-01-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By acam37
Mounting Bracket

I went to the Trio Avionics site and it looks like they have a pretty detailed installation procedure with photos that can easily be fabricated with some scrap aluminum sheet....
Forum: RV-4 05-31-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By acam37
Dynon AP servo mounting kit

Does Dynon make a (roll) servo mounting kit for the RV-4 wing? AC Spruce doesn't show to have one. If not, does anyone have a picture of how one is mounted in the wing? I am not interested in...
Forum: RV-4 05-25-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,608
Posted By acam37
I'm installing the rudder pedals on my new...

I'm installing the rudder pedals on my new project. I had a quick question about the alignment? They pivet very nicely without any binding but looking down on them they are not square with the...
Forum: RV-4 05-13-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By acam37
Go look at drawing #25. Bottom rigth hand corner....

Go look at drawing #25. Bottom rigth hand corner. It shows the front lap belt attachment
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 57,102
Posted By acam37
I tried to get our airport manager to give us a...

I tried to get our airport manager to give us a grass strip. They tore up one of our old runways and turned it back into open grass land. All thats needed is to smooth it out and keep it mowed. The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 36,799
Posted By acam37
Paint Scheme

An A-7E 20mm cannon accidentally fired during troubleshooting maintenance. BTW, looking good so far. You don't have to spend 10's of thousands to have a good paint job.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 36,799
Posted By acam37
I was a Screwbird back when we were on Nimitz....

I was a Screwbird back when we were on Nimitz. Was there for the fire on the flight deck. Got pictures of the KA-6 they threw overboard.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,726
Posted By acam37
We went through a broker and the transaction went...

We went through a broker and the transaction went smoothly. we had payment in full before the plane was dismantled for shipping. Germany allows the plane to keep its N-number and US registration. Im...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,726
Posted By acam37
Ive got one for sale, but it' probably not what...

Ive got one for sale, but it' probably not what you want. If you find one with everything you were asking for, it's going to be in the $100,000 and up price range. Also, most people aren't willing to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,726
Posted By acam37
I've owned both. What you need is the RV-8. The...

I've owned both. What you need is the RV-8. The -4 is much better for aerobatics but with 2 heavy people it's not recommended.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,593
Posted By acam37
Leaving SNF on Saturday we also experienced an...

Leaving SNF on Saturday we also experienced an anomaly with our Tru-Trak autopilot. After engaging nav and alt. hold it would unexpectedly make an exterme nose dive. Did it three times until we flew...
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