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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 59,902
Posted By rocketman1988
Width?

What's the width? Looks a bit narrow for those, uh, XL pilots...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

My comments were not intended to flame you, specifically.

Do you honestly think that most people would lay on their horn to hurt someone's hearing? I don't think the majority would...and there are...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By rocketman1988
Does that apply...

Does that apply to cars, trucks, motorcycles, semis, buses, trains, etc? The point of a quick blast on a loud horn is to get someone's attention...

As far as db's go, how many does your average RV...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By rocketman1988
Just heat...

The firewall heatvalves and scat tube are there to provide heat. I have read where some folks do not use the front heat...donít see any reason you couldnít eliminate both, except for resale price on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 59,902
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh...

I would have to disagree with the statement that composites are about styling. From an engineering perspective, there are many things that are achievable with composites that would be difficult to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By rocketman1988
Structure

As that appears to be part of a flight control structure, contact with Vanís is recommended...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

I have purchased linear actuators from pololu several times and they are great.

I also have the rv-10 version actuator from PHAviation. I can tell you that the PHAviation actuator is a very high...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By rocketman1988
Compreesor

Aircompressorsdirect.com
Forum: Safety 08-12-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

It would be interesting to know how it interacts with aluminum. You know, like the whole simple green thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By rocketman1988
And it works!

I was nervous when I got to the section where the tail one and QB fuselage were supposed to be joined. Imagine my amazement when it clecoed together perfectly!
Forum: Safety 08-12-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By rocketman1988
neat but...

Read the technical PDF. When you strike the cap, you expose an alkali metal, Potassium, to air...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,614
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow...

One thing you overlooked with the addition of springs is brake feel. Even with perfectly adjusted pedals, linkages, etc., the return pedal force is minimal. The addition of springs gives a greater...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By rocketman1988
Support

Support is the key. Also, as the diameter of the hole increases, the rpm should decrease.

Put a 2x4 under the work piece and drill into it. Be aware of hoe you set up the work and table as many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By rocketman1988
Flox

Realize that adding flox tends to make sanding more difficult. There are some good articles on what each fiberglass filler does and about how much to use at fiberglass.com. I also highly recommend...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By rocketman1988
SCAT

Nice job! I wish I would have gone down that road instead of bending all of those lines from 5052!

As far as the SCAT goes, I found that the standard 2" SCAT was a very tight fit, needing to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By rocketman1988
pps

I don't know how that would work. I have spot #11, for now. I spoke with them at OSH and apparently they are doing a reboot for the PPS as there were some issues prior to it's expected release. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 59,902
Posted By rocketman1988
And...

And it would also be nice to be able to turn lead into gold!👍
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By rocketman1988
interested in gauges...

Interested in all the gauges. Check your PM please...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 59,902
Posted By rocketman1988
How about...

How about an open cockpit, tandem, taildragger, 0320/360, that is designed for, uh, bigger pilots, that flies like an RV? With classic styling...

Like the Warner Sportster but aluminum construction...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep...

DO NOT DROP THE TRAYS!:eek:

You are doing it right with the inventory...it will save you loads of time during the build!
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,433
Posted By rocketman1988
Nice!

Those are nice. Be sure to use a lubricant on the threads as aluminum/aluminum tends to gall pretty easily...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,433
Posted By rocketman1988
Everything?

Yeah, everything is coated. Go ahead and believe that, if you want. What about the stainless firewall and all the aluminum rivets and angles attached? And how about those cad played bolts? You know,...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By rocketman1988
Get emí

The difference between the stock ones and aftermarket is night and day...I have them for my -10
Forum: Reviews 07-30-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By rocketman1988
Control approach pedals

It would seem that it could work with the CA pedals if Aerosport could adjust the tube diameter on the arms...
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,433
Posted By rocketman1988
And...

Yep, better remove any dissimilar junctions throughout the airplane!
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By rocketman1988
Clarification

I used 1.5Ē reducers and there was more than enough clearance...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By rocketman1988
Reducer

I used the reducers. The 2" SCAT would kind of fit but it was rubbing against the fuel valve extension and parts of the tunnel wall. It was also a tight fit where it passed over the spar web. The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-28-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By rocketman1988
vpx

The Vpx will read what each load is drawing. The shunt allows you to see what the alternator is actually providing to the system...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-28-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By rocketman1988
S-W Store?

Have you tried a sherwin williams store? That's where I got mine locally...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By rocketman1988
Or...

Or you can get an adjustable set for the squeezer. Much, much faster than shims. I used my fret for about everything and the pneumatic squeezer everywhere I could. I bought a used one offered on this...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, three of each plus the install kits
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By rocketman1988
Also...

If you read the garmin manual, it states thatís the gsa28 is not recommended for rudder trim. Has it been used as a YD and trim? Yes, and it apparently works but garmin does not recommend it, and...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By rocketman1988
Difference

The servo move the attached control surface to a position. The trim servo removes the holding force required. It is just like when you are hand flying. You position the flight control to make the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By rocketman1988
YES!

Unfortunately, I installed that stall warning vane early on. Now I either live with it or remove it and patch the holes...
Forum: Tools 07-20-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By rocketman1988
me too

I just use a nut plate. Take a standard machine screw, put a nut on it, drill the screw hole, thread screw into nut plate a couple of threads, run the nut down to hold it, drill away...

No muss, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By rocketman1988
Baffles

I powder coated mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By rocketman1988
Issue

You said you are having ussues with creating a pdf report?

Are you using that most recent version?

If so, do you by chance have an epson printer installed?

I had an issue trying to generate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By rocketman1988
Foam

We had it in our hangar in northern Wisconsin. It does make a difference. That being said, it will cover any wiring, conduit, metal, wood, basically anything... Once covered, access in difficult, if...
Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,865
Posted By rocketman1988
Bandsaw

I started with a bench top 3 wheel model and good blade. Did not like it at all..

I modified a HF 14" wood cutting bandsaw for metal. Not the cheapest build but it is now a real metal cutting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,831
Posted By rocketman1988
Prayers

Tom, prayers for Suzanne and yourself. Here in Indiana we are thinking of you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By rocketman1988
Canopy

From an engineering standpoint, this has the potential to create unintended consequences due to the disturbed air across the tail section. The best possible result is nothing happens; all other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By rocketman1988
Kitlog

Hey,

If you go to kitlog.com, there is a help column on the right side. Look for the installing kitlog on windows 10 link. Download the program and follow the instructions carefully.

If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By rocketman1988
Checklist

The concepts that are being talked about have been around for a long, long time.

How many remember the IMSAFE checklist?

Illness...
Medication...
Stress...
Alcohol...
Fatigue...
Emotion...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,699
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, letís litigate the **** out of everything!

I have been based at several airports, and all had dogs.

Never had a problem and everyone just got along, was respectful, and accountable...

...but...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By rocketman1988
Desser

My family owned a flight school and we used the Desser recaps. They tended to last substantially longer than new tires...they are also substantially less expensive.

If you havenít done your wheels...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By rocketman1988
heat

The way the -10 is set up, heat coming from the exhaust muffs is directed to the firewall heat valves. When these valves are closed, that air is deflected by the heat valve doors and that section of...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By rocketman1988
Bypass

This was a mod I did on my -10.

The hot air coming off of the exhaust muffs goes to a "y" valve, which is controllable from the cabin. Normally, the hot air goes to the firewall heat valves, as in...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By rocketman1988
Countersink

I use a 100 degree permagrit bit for counter sinking plastics. Works great as it is a tungsten carbide abrasive and does not have any flutes to grip the plastic...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By rocketman1988
cowling

I used a router and trammel to cut a piece of MDF the size of the spinner back plate. Then I used 1/2" ID nylon spacers from the hardware store to locate the disk at the correct distance from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By rocketman1988
Sag

I made a plywood disk the size of the spinner and mounted it. I then set the proper position of the cowl and using spacers tans screw Fromm the cowl to the disk. This screw held the cowl in position...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By rocketman1988
And

...nor should the cowl be attached to the engine. One look at how much that engine moves will illustrate why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By rocketman1988
Connection

Had this happen on a previous aircraft. It turned out that one of the previous owners crimp came loose. Installed a new connector and the indications were rock solid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By rocketman1988
Photos

Todd,

I have a bunch of photos of the retrofit if you want. It amounts to removing the Vans actuator, then fabricating a couple of angles to move the pivot point further forward.

I can email the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By rocketman1988
Rivet

Actually, that is true of setting a regular rivet as well. The standard hole for a -4 rivet is a size #30 which is .1285 or about .003 larger than the rivet. When the rivet is driven, it does indeed...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-29-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By rocketman1988
Ss

Agree with the previous post...it depends. It would definitely not be a direct replacement for 4130. Also, you would need to account for dissimilar metals as ss does not have the same galvanic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,293
Posted By rocketman1988
Be careful

Be VERY careful which Simple Green you choose. The regular simple green is NOT compatible with aluminum...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By rocketman1988
cowl

I did the skybolts for the entire cowl. I think you could complete the firewall portion before the engine.

Make absolutely SURE that you don't have any interference with the skybolts at the engine...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By rocketman1988
tunnel

You can check my build log at mykitlog.com if you want.

Search for Sunman Indiana to find me. I have the Aerosport symmetrical panel and lower console. I am using a quadrant but the pieces fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By rocketman1988
Flap actuator

I have one of the actuators that I retro fit. It was straight forward and worked out great! The actuator is definitely a well built unit and is very smooth when operating...AND... it has a position...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By rocketman1988
Stylus

The apple "pencil" works with the new iPads, if you want a stylus type device.

I use an iPad for flying at work and it is far, far better than the previous surface tablet. I have zero issues...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

I did it on a VW dune buggy engine...worked great. Put a little grease on the tool threads to capture any metal. Also, don't tighten the mandrel all the way, all at once. Tighten it a little, run...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By rocketman1988
fuel line...

You said:

"Personally I don't think there is a reason to ever be closer than 2".

Maybe you would like to look at an RV-10 with the EFII system, Showplanes cowl/induction and Custom Aircraft...
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