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Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By daveyator
A useful fact. 040" is 1 milllimeter. Might help...

A useful fact. 040" is 1 milllimeter. Might help you find something to do the job.
Cheers,
DaveH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By daveyator
I just let Vans organise it for me. It was not...

I just let Vans organise it for me. It was not particularly expensive in the overall scheme of building an aeroplane. All the boxes arrived on the scheduled day. A few days out the agents contacted...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By daveyator
Normal drill bit is all you need to use. Keep...

Normal drill bit is all you need to use. Keep good control using a drill press,and clamp the work firmly, as the drill will want to pull into the plastic as soon as it starts to cut.
Cheers,
DaveH...
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,630
Posted By daveyator
To be fully up to date, will I need a new cable,...

To be fully up to date, will I need a new cable, as well as the new springs?
Cheers
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12 03-09-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,941
Posted By daveyator
:D I like your thinking on the IPA. Don't waste...

:D I like your thinking on the IPA. Don't waste the good stuff on cleaning up. Save it for later.
What I'm getting at is that you have to seal the threads, such as where the fitting screws into the...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,941
Posted By daveyator
The tapered part of the thread, eg the part that...

The tapered part of the thread, eg the part that threads into the master cylinder, requires sealant. The AN nut and flare connections such as you will find on the fuel lines will seal by their...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,941
Posted By daveyator
AN fittings should not use sealant of any type.On...

AN fittings should not use sealant of any type.On NPT fittings, like the ones in the brake cylinders, I would recommend either permatex#2, or loctite 567. Use sparingly on the tapered thread of the...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,136
Posted By daveyator
I assume the pins fit through all bushings prior...

I assume the pins fit through all bushings prior to wing assembly. I experienced difficulties on my first wing install attempt. Work slowly and carefully to observe where the problem is. For me, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By daveyator
I recall seeing a data sheet that gave 116 hours...

I recall seeing a data sheet that gave 116 hours to full cure. My experience is that is about right.
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By daveyator
Sounds a bit curmudgeonly, but if you can afford...

Sounds a bit curmudgeonly, but if you can afford to build an aircraft, and then own it, a cheap bandsaw and drill press are very minor purchases. They will come in handy more than once.
I use my...
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,185
Posted By daveyator
Your plexi bit will have no problem drilling...

Your plexi bit will have no problem drilling through the roll bar, and later the front canopy bow.
I think you may find that the screws will not fit the #36 holes you 'match drilled' prior to...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By daveyator
The canopy sits 'half on' the roll bar. The rear...

The canopy sits 'half on' the roll bar. The rear edge should be fairly close to the seam between the roll bar halves. I would not think you would need to trim any significant amount from the rear of...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,541
Posted By daveyator
May have been inspired by the old S&S Super air...

May have been inspired by the old S&S Super air cleaner that was popular in the Harley world way back then. Don't know if the internal cone did anything, but the air cleaner looked cool. That was one...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,688
Posted By daveyator
On the earlier plans it was section 29-05, step...

On the earlier plans it was section 29-05, step 4.
"Cover the head of each rivet on the firewall with a thin layer of fuel tank sealant".
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By daveyator
The fairing is built in situ after riveting the...

The fairing is built in situ after riveting the canopy onto the frame. It is bonded to the actual canopy bubble when you build the fibreglass. The epoxy is the only "glue" and that is part of the...
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,872
Posted By daveyator
I too was experiencing PFSD, or pre fibreglass...

I too was experiencing PFSD, or pre fibreglass stress disorder. It is curable.:D
Read and reread those instructions. Spend some quality time on YouTube watching fibreglass tutorials until you feel...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By daveyator
Trust the designers. They mean the middle hole on...

Trust the designers. They mean the middle hole on the servo arm. You can push the arm to whatever position you like, when everything is hooked up and calibrated, it will work as they planned it.;)
...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,455
Posted By daveyator
Set my mind at rest. Thanks. Cheers DaveH

Set my mind at rest. Thanks.
Cheers
DaveH
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,455
Posted By daveyator
3 grams is about 1/9 of an ounce. Sounds a bit...

3 grams is about 1/9 of an ounce. Sounds a bit light to me:confused:
Cheers,
DaveH
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By daveyator
There is advice concerning the need for a proper...

There is advice concerning the need for a proper inventory after receiving the kits. I think it's in section 5.;)
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,154
Posted By daveyator
When using the vice grip edge breaker, you are...

When using the vice grip edge breaker, you are not looking for any real pressure. You should be able to do your break with one pass. Set the rollers so that they are the thickness of the material...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By daveyator
The ccr264ss rivets are not what you want. They...

The ccr264ss rivets are not what you want. They are a hollow tube after pulling, and are really only suitable for retaining nut plates. I don't think you would want to use them in a structural...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,781
Posted By daveyator
I refer to those mistakes as 'speeding fines'....

I refer to those mistakes as 'speeding fines'. Read the plans, reread the plans, read the plans again. Then do a creative visualisation for want of a better term. Then have a little rest. Repeat this...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By daveyator
Those holes, along with all the holes for the...

Those holes, along with all the holes for the rear window will be tapped, again, it's all in section 34. There is more than enough meat there for the tapping process.
Any time you find yourself...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By daveyator
The latch block is part of the finish kit. It...

The latch block is part of the finish kit. It appears in section 34. Page 10, fig2.
It all comes together ultimately.:D
Cheers,
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12 02-15-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,584
Posted By daveyator
Look up section 21 Mid Fuse Ribs & Bottom Skins ...

Look up section 21 Mid Fuse Ribs & Bottom Skins
The info you want is on page 21-03, figure 3. That should get you started, then read the service bulletin.
Cheers,
DaveH
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,133
Posted By daveyator
Trust the soap. DaveH

Trust the soap.
DaveH
Forum: Tools 02-04-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By daveyator
Why not just get one through Vans. Price is...

Why not just get one through Vans. Price is competitive, and you will actually have the one they recommend. Have them pack it with your kit, and you won't even notice you paid for it.
Just noticed...
Forum: RV-12 02-03-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,998
Posted By daveyator
To the OP, section 44A-03, figure 2, shows the...

To the OP, section 44A-03, figure 2, shows the correct position for the roll servo earth terminal. Over the page, 44A-04 figure 3, gives the info for the pitch servo earth, and the noise filter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,613
Posted By daveyator
I've found that Vans packing paper is very useful...

I've found that Vans packing paper is very useful for cleaning my barbecue plate. My hot plate is always clean, and probably will stay that way for many years. I guess when I run out of paper, it...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,644
Posted By daveyator
Don, your photo shows the stiffeners are not...

Don, your photo shows the stiffeners are not installed, when the mod is done, there is another row of rivets a little below the line at the side skin and cowling intersection. There is also a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,473
Posted By daveyator
When the price increases occurred annually,...

When the price increases occurred annually, generally they seemed to be not much more than a couple of tanks of fuel would cost. Something to consider.
Merry Christmas
DaveH
Forum: RV-12 11-11-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,905
Posted By daveyator
You are not alone:) DaveH 120485

You are not alone:)
DaveH
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Forum: International 09-29-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By daveyator
I found the cheapest tank sealant comes all the...

I found the cheapest tank sealant comes all the way from Vans. I'm in Adelaide, and after a fair amount of searching locally could not beat Vans price. The quart can, even with the freight added, was...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,063
Posted By daveyator
I guess it actually follows the overlaying...

I guess it actually follows the overlaying structure. But I am downunder:D
DaveH
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,063
Posted By daveyator
Once you fit the longerons, that bend is at the...

Once you fit the longerons, that bend is at the baggage bulkhead. The longeron then goes into the tailcone, which has straight sides. To my way of thinking, the bend should happen quickly, you don't...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,063
Posted By daveyator
I'd recommend making the lightening cut from the...

I'd recommend making the lightening cut from the top of the angle, then put the end into a vice and give the long end a good solid pull. Check angle and repeat as required. No need to overthink this...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By daveyator
My canopy has been in the crate for at least 3...

My canopy has been in the crate for at least 3 years with no ill effect. The temperature in my shed has been as high as 50 degrees C (around130F) at the height of our Aussie summer. All still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By daveyator
Get a tube of Loctite 567 from your local auto...

Get a tube of Loctite 567 from your local auto shop. It really is the gold standard for this type of work.
Just my opinion, but you will find a lot of people will agree.
Cheers,
DaveH
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,180
Posted By daveyator
As I understand it, silica is dirt, and silicone...

As I understand it, silica is dirt, and silicone and silica are quite different from one another. I think:confused:
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12 06-12-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,941
Posted By daveyator
Teflon tape is not recommended. A paste type...

Teflon tape is not recommended. A paste type sealant is what you want. Now to start a 'primer war', I'd suggest either Loctite 567 pipe sealant, or Permatex #2.
I assume the leaks are from the NPT...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,698
Posted By daveyator
The slots in my side skins did need to be opened...

The slots in my side skins did need to be opened up a little. A couple of the rivets in the spar were just a bit proud. You can get a measurement across those rivets and check before fitting the...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,188
Posted By daveyator
;) DaveH

;)

DaveH
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,562
Posted By daveyator
I don't get the 'brute force' description. At...

I don't get the 'brute force' description. At best I had to use what I would call a heavy but confident tap. I've heard people describing the actual destruction of bench vices. Wow. Mechanical...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,562
Posted By daveyator
Like most builders, I approached the longerons...

Like most builders, I approached the longerons with a sense of dread. My advice is to follow the instructions exactly, and you will be pleasantly surprised. I spent quite some time "creatively...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,494
Posted By daveyator
Possibly sticking your tongue out the wrong side...

Possibly sticking your tongue out the wrong side of your mouth while riveting. When in doubt, always check this.:D
Cheers
DaveH
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,114
Posted By daveyator
[QUOTE=rongawer;1082167]For my CS-8's, I am...

[QUOTE=rongawer;1082167]For my CS-8's, I am doing:
PTT
Trim top hat (has four of the eight) pitch and roll trim
COM swap (standby/active)
AP disconnect

Thanks for that. One further question. What is...
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,114
Posted By daveyator
I'm curious as to what those 8 switches are...

I'm curious as to what those 8 switches are controlling. After PTT and trim I'm a bit stumped. Auto pilot disconnect I guess. What else?
Cheers
DaveH
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Forum: RV-14 05-19-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,147
Posted By daveyator
Seems normal to me.;) DaveH

Seems normal to me.;)
DaveH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,546
Posted By daveyator
[QUOTE=Xkuzme1;1076940]My airplane vibrates and...

[QUOTE=Xkuzme1;1076940]My airplane vibrates and shakes far less than most any GA airplane that I have ever flown. I use the mount that Dynon provided to occupy the 3 inch hole.

Plus all my...
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,085
Posted By daveyator
First time I've heard that. Where are all these...

First time I've heard that. Where are all these places where vans got it wrong? I've only needed LP4-4s where called out, and they are supplied. In fact I find I've got more than I need.
...
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,085
Posted By daveyator
Boiling the kettle for an in flight cuppa, while...

Boiling the kettle for an in flight cuppa, while you are charging your ipad may exceed the capabilities of the rotax 'minimalist' charging system:D:
DaveH
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,085
Posted By daveyator
Canopy and frame will come with your finish kit....

Canopy and frame will come with your finish kit. Your wiring harnesses, also in the finish kit if I remember correctly include a usb port under the panel. There is an auxiliary 12v cigarette lighter...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,383
Posted By daveyator
I had a bit of difficulty at first. First problem...

I had a bit of difficulty at first. First problem was a couple of the rivets on the spar interfered with the slots in the side skins. Opened up the slot a little. Next the spar contacted the F-1204H...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,572
Posted By daveyator
Chris, that gap finishes up covered up pretty...

Chris, that gap finishes up covered up pretty well by the avionics bay cover and the canopy frame fibreglass. I guess it's possible for water to get in, but I think you may be submerged before it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,913
Posted By daveyator
Run on a treadmill. You will get hot because of a...

Run on a treadmill. You will get hot because of a distinct lack of wind. No relative wind, no takeoff.
That's what I think.
DaveH
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-20-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,426
Posted By daveyator
Before painting, you will rough up the surface....

Before painting, you will rough up the surface. Don't lose a lot of sleep over little scratches and scrapes. If you plan on a polished alloy look, maybe a different story. That shiny look is great in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By daveyator
When you (inevitably) purchase your first kit,...

When you (inevitably) purchase your first kit, you will receive a copy of 'The Standard Aircraft Handbook'. This is full of useful information. Don't know how much reference material you need for the...
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,466
Posted By daveyator
Perhaps the popular obsession with not removing...

Perhaps the popular obsession with not removing the fuel tank for annual inspection is not such a great idea;)
Just a thought
DaveH
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By daveyator
Looks like you are missing the lower stabilator...

Looks like you are missing the lower stabilator cable. Probably back in the tailcone. Maybe post questions like this in the RV12 specific forum.
Cheers, DaveH
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Forum: RV-12 03-04-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,451
Posted By daveyator
The unmistakable sound of a can of worms being...

The unmistakable sound of a can of worms being opened :D
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12 03-02-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By daveyator
Thumbs up Thanks for some very useful information...

Thanks for some very useful information ;)
Cheers, DaveH
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