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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 93,936
Posted By Rick S.
Bill, I'm the original owner of the RV-10 you...

Bill,

I'm the original owner of the RV-10 you bought from Todd. Thanks for the good words on it! I have the other stainless heater box I'll send to you if you PM me. I found it cleaning out the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,257
Posted By Rick S.
I totally understand your loss and you have my...

I totally understand your loss and you have my heartfelt sympathy. It's hard to understand if you aren't a dog person. Currently Max2 and Bailey, both boys and goldens occupy the roost. Before them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,203
Posted By Rick S.
Not sure Mike, but the Spirit of St. Louis had...

Not sure Mike, but the Spirit of St. Louis had some of the most beautiful work I have seen on aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,203
Posted By Rick S.
The technique is called engine turning. It's best...

The technique is called engine turning. It's best done with a drill press. I've had success with a wood jig that has a horizontal and moveable vertical guide. To be honest once all the firewall...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,445
Posted By Rick S.
I used this on my first RV-10: ...

I used this on my first RV-10:

http://www.loehle.com/loehle-aero-coatings/wonder-fil-pinhole-filler/

It worked well and I believe AKZO-Noble sells a version of it as well.

Doing it again I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,137
Posted By Rick S.
I always see RV's on the ramp at KVGT. That said...

I always see RV's on the ramp at KVGT. That said I usually have room for two in my hangar at any given time. I've hosted some pretty nice folks over the years to include the west A-10 demo pilots....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 226,995
Posted By Rick S.
Quote by Jacob, "I am currently in my mid 20's,...

Quote by Jacob,

"I am currently in my mid 20's, I have been in Naval Aviation for almost 6 years (A long time right?) lol"

34 years ago when my mother looked at my squadrons group photo she said we...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,421
Posted By Rick S.
Congrats Bob! So many ups and downs, setbacks but...

Congrats Bob! So many ups and downs, setbacks but you did it! Now don't hurt yourself getting in and out!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 82,369
Posted By Rick S.
Glad to hear from you. As an honorary Russian you...

Glad to hear from you. As an honorary Russian you have my utmost sympathy. Not personally know either you or Tony didn't stop my thoughts of your pain when I heard of his accident. You sir are a true...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,519
Posted By Rick S.
You know if I posted about my new hangar floor...

You know if I posted about my new hangar floor being poured it would most likely be deleted as not "RV related" just saying. Nothing against the Dye's but attacking the poster regarding energy...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,950
Posted By Rick S.
Cut about an inch off the top flange at the rear...

Cut about an inch off the top flange at the rear of the seat rail. This allows the seat to be lifted out and leaves more than enough top flange to slide the seats fully forward and aft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 32,666
Posted By Rick S.
Manning (and womaning) that tent has got to get...

Manning (and womaning) that tent has got to get old especially after doing it for so many years. On the other hand my visit to the factory was VERY good. I agree that the finished fleet and their...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,450
Posted By Rick S.
Nothing major on my build but I read where on...

Nothing major on my build but I read where on builder suffered a heart attack caused by the vapors while applying the finish on the interior of his cabin top. I beleive all ended up OK but short of...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,088
Posted By Rick S.
Very nice!!! I found myself being VERY careful...

Very nice!!! I found myself being VERY careful putting the tow bar on after paint :D
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rick S.
Anton, I could push my bushings in by hand on...

Anton,

I could push my bushings in by hand on both my RV-10's. It took a little pressure but if perfectly lined up they would go in and fit snugly. The flap hinge captures the bushing and is secured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rick S.
Having built two sets of wings I think the money...

Having built two sets of wings I think the money spent on QB is worth it. On my first RV-10 I said I would go QB next time mainly because they are BORING and monotonous. Buuuuut I did the standard...
Forum: Tools 05-03-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,122
Posted By Rick S.
I recommend a wrench to tighten the bolt that...

I recommend a wrench to tighten the bolt that attaches the stick to the elevator pushrod.
Forum: Primers 05-03-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By Rick S.
Ken, I just finished up the metal work on my...

Ken,

I just finished up the metal work on my second RV-10 and I needed two AKZO orders from Spruce. Granted the -14 has shorter wings but not by much. That said I have about a quart left. I'm not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,130
Posted By Rick S.
And the beat goes on...Mark your -10 looks great...

And the beat goes on...Mark your -10 looks great from the photos I've seen. I have been in the working tired mode as well. I think the diffference between alert and tired would be "what? Liquid...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,333
Posted By Rick S.
Jimmy Mac! Glad to see you're still...

Jimmy Mac! Glad to see you're still around....looks like the wife has had some major work done!;) Look forward to seeing your posts!!
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,121
Posted By Rick S.
Looks like a classic flange not 90 degrees to the...

Looks like a classic flange not 90 degrees to the rib web. Keep your pressures below 40 psi at the rivet gun as well. Plus the prior posts have good info as well but many overlook the flange...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,520
Posted By Rick S.
nothing's fat if you fit :)

nothing's fat if you fit :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,520
Posted By Rick S.
Cool Not to say anything adverse but I understand a...

Not to say anything adverse but I understand a boat load of subie hopefuls have said that same thing about getting thier engines for over three generations of PSRU's, ALOT of them. BTW I recommend...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,002
Posted By Rick S.
David, You went to Barret's and didn't post a...

David,

You went to Barret's and didn't post a picture of Rhonda?? For shame!;) Sorry Allen, I already have enough pictures of you!:p
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By Rick S.
Heh Heh....you already type like an engineer!!;)

Heh Heh....you already type like an engineer!!;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,184
Posted By Rick S.
You only need a return line if you're going to...

You only need a return line if you're going to use a purge valve. The boost pump assembly sold by Van's or EFII has the return built in to the pump assembly. That said I ran my purge valve return to...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Rick S.
Jack, Mine is similar except I mounted the...

Jack,

Mine is similar except I mounted the assembly in the tunnel access opening and used hard line 5150 instead of hose. Where did you mount your fuel filter?
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,501
Posted By Rick S.
Not for the wings but you'll get lots of use out...

Not for the wings but you'll get lots of use out of those tools for the Pants & Farings...:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,393
Posted By Rick S.
Casey, I have a Baron in there now for an annual...

Casey,

I have a Baron in there now for an annual but let me study it tomorrow and we may be able to find a spot for you. If not I have a few friends that may be able to keep you out of the elements....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-13-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,266
Posted By Rick S.
I highly recommend you give Robert a call. I'm...

I highly recommend you give Robert a call. I'm using his boost pump and it's very well engineered. I would seriously consider using his ignition system if I had a four banger. I may have an option...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By Rick S.
The pink tops are a bit better on the inside...

The pink tops are a bit better on the inside finish but in reality they both need work and you may have a few less hours on the pink. Don't let that be a deal breaker for the sale. IMHO
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,783
Posted By Rick S.
Don't forget the vise-grip dimple tools either,...

Don't forget the vise-grip dimple tools either, I've used them more than the pop rivet dies but when you need the pop dies nothing else will do. Can anyone tell me the nail size for the 40 and 30 pop...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 26,038
Posted By Rick S.
To apply a simple principle to all of this...

To apply a simple principle to all of this discussion. A fastener is only as good as its installation. Avoid blaming a nut for failure if the nut never had the chance.
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 26,038
Posted By Rick S.
There are several "Jesus" bolts in the RV series...

There are several "Jesus" bolts in the RV series and this is one of them.
In all my years of working with nylon and metal lock nuts, if it was servicable when it was installed and properly tightened...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,786
Posted By Rick S.
Yeah but...

Having ventured into this on a scale far smaller than the ideas you guys are tossing out costs a bunch of money. Even if you took Pre orders you can't take advantage of bulk purchases. Look how many...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,139
Posted By Rick S.
Explain to him that the slack is taken up by two...

Explain to him that the slack is taken up by two foot pounds of pressure and springs are not required.:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rick S.
It's "officially" called "engine turning" Search...

It's "officially" called "engine turning" Search the web, there is a bunch of info and methods to get the desired results. CMW's is a pretty common method and works fine. Some beautiful stuff to see...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By Rick S.
Bill, That gap is fine if not a tad too small....

Bill,

That gap is fine if not a tad too small. Once painted the few mils of paint will add to the skin and cowl edge. I've seen some gaps that are very wide. It looks like you did a good job of...
Forum: RV-1 03-05-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,139
Posted By Rick S.
Paul, I have a set of Fly-ties. Let me know how...

Paul,

I have a set of Fly-ties. Let me know how to get them to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rick S.
Since I haven't built a -7 is the spar already...

Since I haven't built a -7 is the spar already matched drilled to accept the skins? If so, given the precision of the match drilled holes, I personally would just ream the holes in the spar to a 40...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By Rick S.
Park it with the tail into the wind.;) On the...

Park it with the tail into the wind.;)

On the serious side I did see one at OSH a few years ago with a small gas strut, personally I just leaned the tow bar against it and put the tow bar it in...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-18-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,964
Posted By Rick S.
Stop by my hangar:D, OB-21 at KVGT, I'm there...

Stop by my hangar:D, OB-21 at KVGT, I'm there most Saturdays. I'm building my second -`10. There are two others in work here as well. I pm'd you with contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,961
Posted By Rick S.
And some of us even work for DHS:D

And some of us even work for DHS:D
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,950
Posted By Rick S.
No, but I did put nutplates in so it makes easier...

No, but I did put nutplates in so it makes easier to remove the handles. Also removing about an inch or so off the back of the rail lip allows you to remove the seat without removing the flap torq...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By Rick S.
Even after building two of them (5 years apart) I...

Even after building two of them (5 years apart) I can't recall:rolleyes: I know there is one area in the tail feathers where it calls out for a pop rivet on one side and a standard on the...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By Rick S.
Mike, I have a 4" no hole yoke for the my...

Mike,

I have a 4" no hole yoke for the my squeezer that just fits for rivet, if you look I believe the plans call for a pop rivet on the opposite side due to clearance but I'm coming off memory on...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-23-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,583
Posted By Rick S.
The one on the left looks a little stoic:p

The one on the left looks a little stoic:p
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-23-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,583
Posted By Rick S.
What a difference time and good care makes in a...

What a difference time and good care makes in a face! From flying for treatment till now...his eyes and ears say it all!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rick S.
Flange alignment plays a big part in eliminating...

Flange alignment plays a big part in eliminating that "concave" appearance. Using a tungsten bucking bar allows you to dial the air down even more and that will improve the appearance of the...
Forum: Tools 08-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By Rick S.
It's a standard Jacobs 1/4" chuck. I'm pretty...

It's a standard Jacobs 1/4" chuck. I'm pretty sure you can pick one up at Home Depot/Lowes. Female threads. The chuck you have right now unscrews from the drill. I don't recall how I held the...
Forum: Tools 08-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By Rick S.
I bought a 1/4" hex shank chuck for my battery...

I bought a 1/4" hex shank chuck for my battery drill which would work, $30 at Lowes but you may be able to remove that quick change adapter and replace it with a 1/4" Sioux chuck or what I did use...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-23-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,978
Posted By Rick S.
Spoken by someone who hasn't been on their knees,...

Spoken by someone who hasn't been on their knees, freezing, in the middle of the night handcranking hundreds of rounds of 20mm into the SUU-23 gun Pod ("D" model) while nursing back wounds from god...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 40,703
Posted By Rick S.
Whatever you do, don't let Sport Aviation do a...

Whatever you do, don't let Sport Aviation do a write up it!
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By Rick S.
The trim tab rigging will, I repeat WILL drive...

The trim tab rigging will, I repeat WILL drive you crazy:eek:...here is the fool proof method to get it right. Here is the link to Tim's site with that procedure. And yes you can get the tabs perfect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 27,884
Posted By Rick S.
Right on Michael, even when you and I were...

Right on Michael, even when you and I were scolded by D.R. a few years ago for some stupid banter we had it never approached anything like this. Time to stop and not lower ourselves to the level...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By Rick S.
Mike, Patrick's fixes are viable and come from...

Mike,

Patrick's fixes are viable and come from years of "fixing" stuff that was screwed up. You have an option other than a fix, order a new spar. Having pounded one of these airplanes to completion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By Rick S.
I have this image of Steve Martin dressed like...

I have this image of Steve Martin dressed like Doug Reeves running around the airport holding the new Vans catalog over his head yelling "The new Vans catalog is out! The new Vans catalog is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,848
Posted By Rick S.
Yes, you can remove the ring. I did it and they...

Yes, you can remove the ring. I did it and they all survived and I never put them back on after paint because it is much easier to remove and place the cowl without them hanging up on all the "stuff"...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By Rick S.
That's Debbie Dewey & James Erskine (unless they...

That's Debbie Dewey & James Erskine (unless they sold it.) I don't recall them posting here. It was one of the first RV-10's I ever saw, really nice and one of the first to use the Chevy S-10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,022
Posted By Rick S.
Seriously. Both my wife and I grew up in NJ which...

Seriously. Both my wife and I grew up in NJ which used to be the traffic circle capital. They were everywhere. And little by little, one by one, almost all of them have been removed or altered over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,651
Posted By Rick S.
Don, Car guys have similar concerns, found this...

Don,

Car guys have similar concerns, found this on one of the forums.

http://www.gasoila.com/products/items/esealthreadsealantsoftsetwithptfe.html

I used this all throughout my brake/fuel system...
Forum: COMM 08-01-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By Rick S.
Vlad. Have you checked your intercom? Maybe it's...

Vlad.

Have you checked your intercom? Maybe it's muted, (in ISO position) Sounds silly I know but ask me how I know! :o

Thanks for posting pics of S. Jersey, took my first flying lessons out of the...
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