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Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hopefully not, since I would hope that people...

Hopefully not, since I would hope that people will at least to some level consider them copyrighted, but you still have access to a lot of them right off of Van's web site. Any sections that have...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The upper bolts are mostly in tension but there...

The upper bolts are mostly in tension but there is some shear load.
The shear load is easily taken by the close fit of the 3/8" hole in the thick washer on the mount.
For the tension load, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-14 manual recommends clear silicone...

The RV-14 manual recommends clear silicone sealant. Has been working well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A static system never has positive pressure...

A static system never has positive pressure (above ambient baro pressure) so a test is typically done by pulling a slight vacuum on the system.

When there is two static ports one must be blocked...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My experience indicates that the carbs on the ULS...

My experience indicates that the carbs on the ULS are a bit on the rich side when in the throttle mid range.
If you do a bunch of run time there such as a very long decent and then shut down as soon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm a bit late to the conversation, but if I were...

I'm a bit late to the conversation, but if I were to guess I would have said about 20 hours.
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can't give you an explanation as to why, but I...

I can't give you an explanation as to why, but I wouldn't worry about it.
It is just a cable guide under very low load so as long as it seems well secured it should be fine.
On any with protruding...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Unless you use NAS1097 rivets.

Unless you use NAS1097 rivets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Isocyanates are the very bad for you stuff that...

Isocyanates are the very bad for you stuff that is in a lot of paints now a days, so I think you probably mean cyanoacrylate. The compound technical name for most "super glues".

I personally would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree. That is why I said a pro should be able...

I agree. That is why I said a pro should be able to get close to .01.
I regularly get final values of .02 or .03 (though not meaning to imply I am a pro.... I only do 3 or 4 per year)
Forum: Safety 04-13-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,614
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I hope anyone reading this thread will keep in...

I hope anyone reading this thread will keep in mind that everything posted here is for the most part speculation.

My personal position is that there is no way I would purposely subject myself to a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Which is why the KAI recommends a procedure of...

Which is why the KAI recommends a procedure of using a soap bubble test.
If you already have the tank slightly pressurized anyway, it takes only a small additional effort to brush a soap solution...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hopefully you mean .01 .1 is not horribly bad but...

Hopefully you mean .01
.1 is not horribly bad but when paying a professional do it, they should be able to get it very close to .01.


BTW, the acceleration value that is considered noticeable is .07...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,105
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If memory is correct, this accident occurred...

If memory is correct, this accident occurred years before the second pilot program was even talked about so it was technically an illegal flight.

Not that it matters really, but I am in full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This thread may give you some useful...

This thread may give you some useful information.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167559
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yup I figured the thread had drifted far enough...

Yup
I figured the thread had drifted far enough from the center line as it was so wasn't going to go even farther with the nitty gritty.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Gotta I wasn't thinking in that context because...

Gotta

I wasn't thinking in that context because the conversation seemed to be related to resale value.
Doing a modification to an S-LSA compliant RV-12 (whether it be E-LSA or E-AB), that made it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In the context of the RV-12 at least, I don't...

In the context of the RV-12 at least, I don't think it really matters, since a sport pilot can fly an E-AB or E-LSA RV-12, as long as they both meet the performance requirements of light sport. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is not correct. An E-LSA is still an...

This is not correct.

An E-LSA is still an experimental aircraft.
True, to qualify for E-LSA you have to build it exactly per the KAI and present it that way for certification.
After certification...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Context can be difficult with written word at...

Context can be difficult with written word at times.....

The answer depends on whether the overhaul was done before or after the prop strike.

If before, there could be numerous different monsters...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The intent is for the tape to be applied to the...

The intent is for the tape to be applied to the accessible portion of the outside of the window... on the window it self, adjacent to the skin edge.
The primary purpose of the tape at this point is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 43,340
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is easy to make inserts of varying radii to...

It is easy to make inserts of varying radii to use in a traditional (sharp nosed)
or home made bending break.

Just cut a few strips of thin (~ .020) material about 2" wide.
Bend one with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The original RV-9 plans were for a battery tray...

The original RV-9 plans were for a battery tray that fit a standard 25 size battery on the firewall because the Odysee wasn't in common use then, so it could be done.
If you do the W&B computations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,974
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In case it wasn't clear, my comment was regarding...

In case it wasn't clear, my comment was regarding the landing example in the video you were referencing......

Tri-gear airplane.... flat / 3 point touch down :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,974
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hopefully if you are teaching RV pilots to land...

Hopefully if you are teaching RV pilots to land "A" models, you aren't teaching them to land flat (3 point).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It would be helpful to have more details....

It would be helpful to have more details.
Standard avionics kit from Van's?
Skyview? Garmin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Fuel dye BTW, it is good practice to have a...

Fuel dye

BTW, it is good practice to have a drain hose/line connected to the valve so that excess fuel that drains out goes overboard instead of laying in the bottom of your cowl.
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By rvbuilder2002
These part usually don't statically lay with the...

These part usually don't statically lay with the holes aligned.
Can you get clecos in the holes? If so, then don't worry about the misalignment.
If not, then other measures may be required. Usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok My original question earlier (the one you...

Ok
My original question earlier (the one you quoted) was related to a post saying that there was specific testing for ADSB out, so I guess that is why I didn't understand how your comment related to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-04-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,241
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One difference would be that the horizontal...

One difference would be that the horizontal induction RV-8 cowl was designed from the start to have the cooling inlets and outlet sized for the 200 HP angle valve engine.
The standard RV-6 cowl was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The best check list, is the list of names of...

The best check list, is the list of names of highly experienced people that do inspections on RV's (especially if the have expertise in the specific model being considered), and then use it to choose...
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If Van's spent time putting notes in the plans...

If Van's spent time putting notes in the plans for all of the things that builders shouldn't do, the manual would be twice as many pages as it is now....;) The note in Section 5 should be enough...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The fairing done at the base of the wind screen...

The fairing done at the base of the wind screen on all of the RV models (including the RV-10) is an important component but it is not considered structural in the context of keeping the wind screen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Specific testing for Mode S is not the same as...

Specific testing for Mode S is not the same as specific testing for ADSB out that was previously mentioned.
The repair station we have used for many years is a very well know business here in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By rvbuilder2002
First I have heard of it. Can you give additional...

First I have heard of it.
Can you give additional details regarding this?

I have coordinated the xponder certification on a bunch of ADSB equiped aircraft and there was been nothing special done...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,782
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Claude Good job analyzing what you were doing...

Claude
Good job analyzing what you were doing wrong and correcting it.

Just use caution in developing a rigid standard process you use for every approach and landing. This gets a lot of people into...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,241
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The IO-360 that is rated at 200 HP is a totally...

The IO-360 that is rated at 200 HP is a totally different engine than the O-360 (carb.) and IO-360 (injected) engines that are rated at 180 HP.

The 200 HP version is referred to as an angle valve...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It has been a while since I talked with him, but...

It has been a while since I talked with him, but he has always been pretty responsive to e-mail if you give him a day or so.

Link to contact info - https://www.airhaven.net/services3.html
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-14 was specifically designed to use fuel...

The RV-14 was specifically designed to use fuel injected engines.
Fuel injected engines don't typically (in RV's at least) have a gascolator in the fuel system (except for meeting the requirement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The aft bulkhead wasn't specifically designed...

The aft bulkhead wasn't specifically designed with tail strike as part of the design process but tail wheel loads were. There is some load absorption from the tail spring so it is not a direct...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,019
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since there is obviously a lot of passion...

Since there is obviously a lot of passion regarding correct power settings for climb I won't get mixed up in that, but hopefully people will at least keep noise signature in the back of there mind....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The post immediately before yours shows that the...

The post immediately before yours shows that the are (Ron walked in to Van's and bought some).

My point in my earlier post was that just because they weren't found in the online store, doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't find it interesting at all that humans...

I don't find it interesting at all that humans aren't perfect (whether they think they are or not).
So in that context, what value does your post add to the discussion?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think other posts in this thread have already...

I think other posts in this thread have already done that......;)
This bolt being discussed, probably experiences the highest variable vibration levels of any bolt in the whole airplane. It is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I will offer a very simple answer.... Be very...

I will offer a very simple answer....

Be very careful when designing / modifying the fuel system for an aircraft.


Fuel system issues is one of the highest causes of engine stoppage in experimental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,321
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, that is not the standard kit supplied static...

No, that is not the standard kit supplied static ports, so that could very well be your problem. There is a lot of threads here in the forums discussing the issue and ways to resolve it. Search for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since it is my post you are referencing, I...

Since it is my post you are referencing, I thought I should clarify.....

When I wrote "That is why the one with sharp corners will be stronger", it was in the context of comparing the two examples...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If by double door you mean that both sides will...

If by double door you mean that both sides will open.... if so, the 60" door will be more than big enough as long as you don't intend to put it on the gear and roll it out. For that, even the 72"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The answer is yes. The fuselage kit is what...

The answer is yes.
The fuselage kit is what determines the eventual model designation. You will have to do the minor modification to the bottom tail cone skin mentioned in this thread but it is...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,782
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I learned a long time ago that a demo of...

I learned a long time ago that a demo of something in a video posted on youtube does not prove that it is the proper way to do something.....:rolleyes:

If you look close at his video (pause at the...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,782
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is a big difference between what can be done.......

And what is best practice, when talking about landing technique.

Sure, a landing can be accomplished even if crossing the threshold at cruise speed, if the runway is long enough, but that fact is of...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,782
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am not even sure where to start with an answer...

I am not even sure where to start with an answer to that.

Lets just leave it with this.... Since this is forums for RV's, hopefully no one will take landing 3 point in an "A" model as good advice.
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,355
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Levi, All of the press releases I have seen price...

Levi,
All of the press releases I have seen price the 175 at $4995. Which price is correct?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,529
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You can't damage the pot on the AV-50000 buy...

You can't damage the pot on the AV-50000 buy turning it too far... it will just continue to freewheel when you get to either end (Note... people with the AV-12 switch panel for the D-180 have a pot...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is covered in Section 5 at the front of the...

It is covered in Section 5 at the front of the KAI (construction manual).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,529
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As I wrote in my previous post (# 29), and as...

As I wrote in my previous post (# 29), and as mentioned in the read me file, the trim speed reverts to using the normal speed control (the one on the AV-50000) when the AP system is off line.
That is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,529
Posted By rvbuilder2002
John, Have you ever read through the entire read...

John,
Have you ever read through the entire read me document that I posted a link to in post # 26?

It references the settings file(s) that can be downloaded from the Van's web site. I am pretty...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,782
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are no rules that say you have to climb at...

There are no rules that say you have to climb at full throttle.
An RV-9A will fly (and climb) just fine on much less power (Remember that it was designed to be able to use a 110 HP engine).
You...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By rvbuilder2002
They aren't the same. The one is for things that...

They aren't the same.
The one is for things that should be serviced periodically (lubricated, greased, etc.) and the other is an inspection check list.
The latest versions of each are in the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,324
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Here is the one from Cleveland Aircraft...

Here is the one from Cleveland Aircraft Tools

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Adjustable-Set-Holder/productinfo/SNSHA45/#.XJaJpyJKi7Q
Forum: Safety 03-23-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,782
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is the very best advice you will get. It is...

This is the very best advice you will get.

It is good for all of us to occasional get the perspective of someone else regarding our techniques. When something specific pops up is a very good time...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have actually made slight adjustments after...

I have actually made slight adjustments after drilling and had everything work out fine.
In one instance I made an adjustment after the canopy had been attached to the frame. I don't recommend this...
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