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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By David Paule
I believe I'd install per the Ultra Black...

I believe I'd install per the Ultra Black instructions to get a good seal, including the torque but not the blue Loctite. Once it was fully cured, however long that might be, I'd remove one fastener...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By David Paule
Or quicker, search DanH's postings. Dave

Or quicker, search DanH's postings.

Dave
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-18-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,503
Posted By David Paule
That'll be fun to certify with the FAA. Dave

That'll be fun to certify with the FAA.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 04-16-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By David Paule
Yes, but it's marginal for an RV-3B. I described...

Yes, but it's marginal for an RV-3B. I described what I did in my VAF blog, (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=85658) posts 242 through 245.

My installation was complicated by...
Forum: RV-3 04-16-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By David Paule
I believe mine does. I have that engine and it's...

I believe mine does. I have that engine and it's got the plug in the back of the recess that starts at the crankshaft flange, the plug that (still) needs to be removed.

Dave
Forum: Tools 04-15-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By David Paule
I like the above suggestion. And that's correct -...

I like the above suggestion. And that's correct - the same pressure for both.

Consider ditching the kits. Get the rivet sets that you actually need and one of the tungsten bucking bars with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By David Paule
Second the advice for the A2 sealant. I got some...

Second the advice for the A2 sealant. I got some from www.skygeek.com, which has a nice variety of tank sealants.

This first picture shows the general approach and sizing for sealant. The second...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-12-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By David Paule
For you RV-3 fans, I'm building one...

For you RV-3 fans, I'm building one (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=85658) up in Boulder. Mine is an RV-3B -- the tail ought to be about the same. My fuselage is a canoe at...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By David Paule
The photo with the arrow is too wide for my 15"...

The photo with the arrow is too wide for my 15" Macbook Pro.

On my VAF project blog, (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=85658) I reduce the photos to 800 pixels wide.

Other...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-11-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 204,740
Posted By David Paule
That's a good idea, Bill. You ought to put it in...

That's a good idea, Bill. You ought to put it in Tips. I'll bet it would help out a few people.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 04-10-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,669
Posted By David Paule
Revisiting an older thread, I'd thought of that...

Revisiting an older thread, I'd thought of that F-16 type of canopy-opening plan for my RV-3B, but couldn't design one that would be light enough and still stiff and strong enough for the winds of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 204,740
Posted By David Paule
Here is the final seat riblet being glued in. I’m...

Here is the final seat riblet being glued in. I’m using a small heater to keep the epoxy warm and speed the curing.

https://i.imgur.com/ZAsmXJi.jpg

Since that photo, I riveted them all to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By David Paule
MY center section had a different number than the...

MY center section had a different number than the spars, so I contacted Van's. I was told that they were now effectively interchangeable.

Hope so because they're built now, but not yet assembled....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By David Paule
As a 180 owner, I'd love to watch this thread...

As a 180 owner, I'd love to watch this thread grow.

But as an RV-3 builder, I have to admit that there's no perceptible RV content here. It should be in a more suitable place rather than VAF.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By David Paule
Cheap nails will break. I got a pound of...

Cheap nails will break.

I got a pound of hardened finishing nails from Home Depot and they rarely break. I've only used a few.

What happens is that the puller grips the nail and leaves a serrated...
Forum: ADS-B 03-31-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,198
Posted By David Paule
No tips for the install, I had mine done by a...

No tips for the install, I had mine done by a shop.

But I agree completely with the favorable comments. It's a very nice unit, and has a great display.

The only traffic call that I'd rate a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,691
Posted By David Paule
Still, it would be a good thing if there were...

Still, it would be a good thing if there were some ability to identify the part that failed, and since the failure is benign by design, identify that a failure has occurred at all.

In many cases...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By David Paule
A long, long time ago, I obtained a couple of...

A long, long time ago, I obtained a couple of Denalt Performance Computers. These circular slide rules are used to estimate the take off and climb performance for an airplane with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By David Paule
You need something like this, in an appropriate...

You need something like this, in an appropriate size.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/images/DIE426CQ_lg.jpg

Put the nail and one die on one side, nail poking through the hole. Place the other die on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,691
Posted By David Paule
For number 1, symmetry; perhaps symmetry in...

For number 1, symmetry; perhaps symmetry in result might be the goal rather than having multiple identical devices. I remain leery of having systems with identical failure modes, especially if...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-29-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, I enjoyed that. Great photos and it's...

Thanks, I enjoyed that. Great photos and it's sure good to see an RV-3 actually being used.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By David Paule
You can get a copy of the plans on a thumb drive...

You can get a copy of the plans on a thumb drive from Van's. Ask for p/n FD PLANS RV-12. It costs $10 and has all the steps.

Or, for free, go to the page on Van's site for the revisions: this page...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-26-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 204,740
Posted By David Paule
Now both the seat and the baggage floor are...

Now both the seat and the baggage floor are pilot-drilled.

https://i.imgur.com/vyFa2Ys.jpg

After this, I removed these and drilled the substructure for the nut plate mounting screws. No photo on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-24-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By David Paule
Email sent. Dave

Email sent.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Paule
A couple swipes with a flat mill file, held flat...

A couple swipes with a flat mill file, held flat on the surface, does an outstanding job with those burrs and does no other damage.

It's quiet, too.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By David Paule
This thread...

This thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=136938&highlight=Fry) includes photos and a link to the RV-4 Fry jig instructions that you can download.

Thanks to David Howe for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By David Paule
Kinda depends on where you are. At my field...

Kinda depends on where you are. At my field elevation, 5,050', we lean for takeoff or go-around. Full rich means a noticeable loss of power.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,148
Posted By David Paule
Regarding flats, I've had one, count them, one,...

Regarding flats, I've had one, count them, one, flat in the 8" pneumatic tailwheel tire for my C180, in about 1,500 hours. And I've flown into all sorts of strange places.

And that flat was at a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By David Paule
It's pretty enough, but just how big is it? It...

It's pretty enough, but just how big is it? It looks huge.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,521
Posted By David Paule
I ordered one of these...

I ordered one of these (https://acairtechnology.com/product/ac-tracktech-t1x2/) for my Cessna 180. It's due here in a few weeks, so I don't have a pirep yet. But you can see a video of it...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,522
Posted By David Paule
Nice looking airplane, Arlie! And the cockpit...

Nice looking airplane, Arlie!

And the cockpit looks like a lot of thought went into it, too.

Dave
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By David Paule
Survival Kit Architecture

You're probably thinking, huh? Architecture?

Read on.

I've got a four seat airplane in addition to the single seat RV-3B that I'm building. When I was putting together a survival kit for the...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By David Paule
Survival Mirror

One day I was flying over some mountains just west of Bear Lake, at the ID/UT border, and saw a flash from the ground. I wasn't on a search and rescue mission, just going somewhere. The flash was off...
Forum: RV-3 03-19-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By David Paule
One thing worth mentioning, is that I am planning...

One thing worth mentioning, is that I am planning to build a composite canopy frame/fairing. Since I won't be using the factory canopy frame, I wasn't bothered about trying to match that...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By David Paule
The 406 ELTs are considerably more effective than...

The 406 ELTs are considerably more effective than the old 121.5 units. Worth changing if you haven't already, and remembering if you are planning to install one.

When planning your survival kit,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-18-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By David Paule
Ages ago, I was living in Lancaster, CA, on the...

Ages ago, I was living in Lancaster, CA, on the Mojave desert. One day I rented an old Champ and flew it out to the west end of the valley. I'll never forget the poppy superbloom.

I was flying at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,430
Posted By David Paule
To me, anything more than an occasional roll...

To me, anything more than an occasional roll simply isn't fun. Your poll presumes that the activity is fun; to me it isn't.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,637
Posted By David Paule
How does the torsional stiffness compare to the...

How does the torsional stiffness compare to the stock one?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,637
Posted By David Paule
Don't forget to flutter-qualify it! And since...

Don't forget to flutter-qualify it!

And since the area looks reduced, be sure to run it through the full set of lateral-directional stability and control tests.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 56,117
Posted By David Paule
Instrument Panel Dimensions

The drawing isn't accurate. Here's what I started with. Then I used some curves and faired it from there. Seems to be okay.

0 and 9.67 or 9.65

1 and 9.65

2 and 9.56

3 and 9.38
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By David Paule
Here's what I started with. Then I used some...

Here's what I started with. Then I used some curves and faired it from there. Seems to be okay.

0 and 9.67 or 9.65

1 and 9.65

2 and 9.56

3 and 9.38
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By David Paule
I use a dial or digital caliper. They have the...

I use a dial or digital caliper. They have the capability of measuring the depth of a hole or step, so I place the end of the body on the head of the rivet, and the stem on the skin. It's important...
Forum: Midwest 03-15-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,349
Posted By David Paule
At Longmont, don't overfly the center of the...

At Longmont, don't overfly the center of the field - that's where the jumpers land. They seem to be under canopy by 8k', usually, and the jump plane calls the drop on CTAF.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By David Paule
Note that Dan is describing putting the carbon on...

Note that Dan is describing putting the carbon on the outside plies, although one is covered by glass as a corrosion barrier to the airframe. The reason for using it on the outside plies is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,922
Posted By David Paule
So far, the shipping is running just under 4% of...

So far, the shipping is running just under 4% of the total.

I've got the airframe and finishing kits, after-market canopy, engine, and a number of the smaller things, including some of the...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, Larry, for posting the part number and...

Thanks, Larry, for posting the part number and source name. Saved me looking it up. They have good service.

I'd been using the non-coated magnets but switched. The non-coated ones are too hard to...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By David Paule
This is mine. It's from the 2017 Van's...

This is mine. It's from the 2017 Van's calendar.

https://i.imgur.com/cWLo0aZ.jpg

The airplane is an RV-3, which works for me.

Dave
RV-3B, working on the fuselage
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-11-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 204,740
Posted By David Paule
I bolted the engine mount on again and rigged the...

I bolted the engine mount on again and rigged the right gear leg and pilot-drilled it to 1/8. This photo shows the drill guide I used - I made it. Later, Rick drilled and reamed it out to .311, and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By David Paule
If it won't fit in my bandsaw, I simply use a...

If it won't fit in my bandsaw, I simply use a hacksaw. It's abut as fast.

In fact, it's just not an issue.

Dave
RV-3B workin' away on the fuselage
Forum: Propellers 03-07-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By David Paule
Constant Speed Whirlwind Prop Poll

I'm interested in getting one of Wirlwind's constant speed props one of these days for the RV-3B that I'm building, and apparently the customer service or delivery estimates aren't always...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By David Paule
Check first to see if there's a supplier of metal...

Check first to see if there's a supplier of metal near you that carries the sizes used in the longeron in the same alloy, probably 6061-T6. If there is, then you can buy a replacement locally if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By David Paule
You might as well start the company up. My C180...

You might as well start the company up. My C180 weighs as much as Paul's Tundra and heck, while I can still push it around, that 1" edge on the hangar floor is getting harder.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By David Paule
Wonderful!

Man, that was great! Thanks so much!

And if you'd be kind enough to send me the lyrics, that would be the icing on the cake.

Thanks again,

Dave
RV-3B, now working on the fuselage
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-02-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,765
Posted By David Paule
Heck, I'd be thrilled merely to have a higher...

Heck, I'd be thrilled merely to have a higher Vne. Just that.

Dave
RV-3B, now working on the canoe
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-02-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By David Paule
Modest suggestion.... reduce the width of the...

Modest suggestion.... reduce the width of the photos to 800 pixels. That shows up well on most screens. Wider photos cause the forum to be compressed so that the photo can be shown, and then the text...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,154
Posted By David Paule
I had a contactor fail on a certified airplane,...

I had a contactor fail on a certified airplane, fortunately on the ground.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By David Paule
In this case, that would not have helped. Dave

In this case, that would not have helped.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By David Paule
Drilling Tapered Holes For Landing Gear Tapered Pins

After a lot of headaches, a local RV-6a owner, Rick Brennan, came to my rescue and finally got the tapered pin hole through the left main gear mount of my RV-3B. The gear leg geometry is the same as...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 204,740
Posted By David Paule
Thanks to Rick Brennan!

Since then, progress has been made: the tapered pin is within 1/8”, which is about the axial equivalent, roughly, to the .004" diameter needed of being ready for assembly. The final eighth inch,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By David Paule
It could be cut in more than half. Bonding is...

It could be cut in more than half. Bonding is adequately strong, according to the pull samples. You'd still need rivets in a few places, though.

It's very slow, even in the crude form I'm doing it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By David Paule
It's not a trivial matter to prepare aluminum for...

It's not a trivial matter to prepare aluminum for a reliable bond. I'm sure that others are more knowledgeable than I am about that.

Some folks might remember that I'm bonding and riveting my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,906
Posted By David Paule
These are photos that Jon sent about...

These are photos that Jon sent about this.

Dave


https://i.imgur.com/YneDrAw.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Piwlu6A.jpg
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