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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By David Paule
Seems to work fine, using a 2014 Macbook Pro and...

Seems to work fine, using a 2014 Macbook Pro and Firefox.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By David Paule
I have no data for the NAS1097 rivets, but...

I have no data for the NAS1097 rivets, but seriously doubt that they are as strong as the rivets we use elsewhere. The body is, but since the heads are smaller, they'd pull through with a serious...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By David Paule
Go to the Support page on Van's Aircraft site,...

Go to the Support page on Van's Aircraft site, and find the revised sections for any of the models. They all (I think) have Chapter 5. It's a good compendium of the tools, processes and so on for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,771
Posted By David Paule
Quick caution - If you're trying to get it under...

Quick caution - If you're trying to get it under control and it's skidding a tire, be careful coming up with power, especially if you're using brake, too. In some planes that can lead to a...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By David Paule
Some time back the view out the window suggested...

Some time back the view out the window suggested some unusual weather behavior. Since I live in Boulder, one of the places where mountain wave activity is very soarable, that was worth following up....
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By David Paule
Don't use any oil-like substance. It'll attract...

Don't use any oil-like substance. It'll attract dirt and you'll have a long-term problem.

Back after I'd had my Cessna 180 taildragger a few years, I decided to clean out the fuselage. I removed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By David Paule
I'll be using .005 titanium foil, from...

I'll be using .005 titanium foil, from www.titaniumgoat.com.

I think it's slightly easier on the hands. Due to the thickness, it'll be a bit heavier, just over half an ounce per square foot.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By David Paule
Don't forget that the specification covering...

Don't forget that the specification covering riveting (https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/Specs.htm) is what governs, not a gauge. I've found gauges do not necessarily conform to the spec.

The...
Forum: Tools 12-06-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By David Paule
Skip the 3" yoke; you'll be getting the handy 4"...

Skip the 3" yoke; you'll be getting the handy 4" one. Instead, get a shorter regular yoke like this one. (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/1-Thin-nose-Yoke/productinfo/SNYT105/) The relatively small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By David Paule
1. It usually seems to happen around April, if I...

1. It usually seems to happen around April, if I remember right.

3. I bet you can, but Van's would be the authority.

(2 and 4, don't know. Usually pilot preference determines that rather than...
Forum: RV-3 12-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 122,142
Posted By David Paule
To both Steve and Andre, you guys sure make...

To both Steve and Andre, you guys sure make pretty airplanes!

On Steve's, that's a very nice touch, having a red roll bar. It's a good use of that for a bit of brightness and decoration.

On...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,867
Posted By David Paule
In the first post, it's considered a bush plane,...

In the first post, it's considered a bush plane, but I'd only call it a quasi-bush plane. I've flown mine to some interesting places that certainly look like "bush" places. But it doesn't have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By David Paule
I do like the pocket T-shirts from Van's. Good...

I do like the pocket T-shirts from Van's. Good quality shirt, nice embroidery.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By David Paule
You could contact Van's. They are good about...

You could contact Van's. They are good about answering questions.

Dave
RV-3B now working on the canoe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By David Paule
Or it might be that the question was asked at a...

Or it might be that the question was asked at a time when traffic, for whatever reason, happened to be relatively low.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By David Paule
I expect that gen-aircraft-hardware.com or...

I expect that gen-aircraft-hardware.com or skygeek.com will have them.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-02-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 186,581
Posted By David Paule
Thanks for the comment. As it turns out, the RV-8...

Thanks for the comment. As it turns out, the RV-8 part that I used matches the part shown on Drawing 17, except that the rivets are on 1Ē spacing rather than 1 1/4Ē spacing per the drawing. And that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By David Paule
Looks like all the strengths are in psi, and the...

Looks like all the strengths are in psi, and the flex modulus is millions of psi.

With those strengths, I wonder about the elongation to failure and overall brittleness of the resin. Generally, in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-30-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 186,581
Posted By David Paule
Engine mount/landing gear to the machinist...

Engine mount/landing gear to the machinist -
Since I just couldnít cut a tapered hole in the landing gear mount, I took it to my machinist friend. But Iíd gotten far enough so that I could use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By David Paule
There are rarely RV-3s either, but no...

There are rarely RV-3s either, but no complaints....

Dave
RV-3B working on the panel today
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By David Paule
No, I don't yet know of a Ram mount. So far,...

No, I don't yet know of a Ram mount. So far, don't need it and haven't looked. And since I'm building an RV-3B, I might need something smaller anyway.

What I'd like to see is an iPad Mini Pro. Maybe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By David Paule
I have a new 11" iPad Pro that I got to run WingX...

I have a new 11" iPad Pro that I got to run WingX and Foreflight. It replaces my original gen 1 iPad and my gen 3 iPad. With my RV-3B unfinished, I mostly use it at home and in my Cessna...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-26-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By David Paule
So that newbies aren't scared too badly, my...

So that newbies aren't scared too badly, my experience shipping airframe parts from Vans is that both Partain and ABF did an excellent job with no damage. Van's sent the empennage kit, the standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By David Paule
Also, you're one of the few who are able to post...

Also, you're one of the few who are able to post photos this early on. Good job!

And we look forward to hearing more about the RV-4 and your flights, in the future.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 11-18-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By David Paule
It's also for tiedown rings. Dave

It's also for tiedown rings.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,911
Posted By David Paule
I favor option 1. You can save some room by...

I favor option 1.

You can save some room by changing to 2 1/4" instruments. That will let you slide the screen left slightly and free up more room on the right side for an additional screen in the...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By David Paule
It didn't look as if you'd filleted the edges of...

It didn't look as if you'd filleted the edges of the flange. That would probably be worth a try.

You might try using the Type A tank sealant (you can get it from www.skygeek.com). This works the...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By David Paule
Ross's Vent Photos

He kindly sent them to me, and I'm posting them with his permission. On a couple, I tweaked the exposure for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,916
Posted By David Paule
I haven't. I use mph. :D Dave

I haven't. I use mph. :D

Dave
Forum: Tools 11-11-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By David Paule
I bought a Rikon 10-326 bandsaw instead of the...

I bought a Rikon 10-326 bandsaw instead of the Harbor Freight one. Quality won out this time over cost - my old bandsaw had been a cheap one and while it had been serviceable, it was only barely that...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By David Paule
Rikon 10-326 Bandsaw - Review

This is for the 10-326 model. I bought it at Woodcraft, where it was in stock. They loaded it into my pickup and took my money. I also bought the mobility base.


Unloading
The crate weighs about 285...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 186,581
Posted By David Paule
Tool Woes

While I was waiting for the new reamer, I decided to work on the drill guide for the other side. Partway through cutting the 1/2" thick aluminum plate, the bandsaw broke. The thing was at least 30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,916
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B project, I'm trying to keep as much...

On my RV-3B project, I'm trying to keep as much as possible common with my C180. Besides manual flaps and the flap speed, I'm using mph, to match. So for that reason alone I'm using that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By David Paule
Van's support page, for updates and revisions and...

Van's support page, for updates and revisions and that sort of thing, has Chapter 5 that you can download for each of the aircraft. It's a common document shared among the planes It's a good...
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By David Paule
Good to know. That's what I was hoping for. My...

Good to know. That's what I was hoping for.

My old broken one is now gone and I'll get the new Rikon in the next day or so.

Dave
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By David Paule
I have decided to get a new bandsaw but a...

I have decided to get a new bandsaw but a different brand. Right now I'm leaning towards a Rikon 10-326.

Thanks for the help, everyone. Your postings were instrumental here.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By David Paule
I did it when the leading edge was clecoed in...

I did it when the leading edge was clecoed in place but not riveted. Then after the cut, I could remove the leading edge and work on it.

Dave
Forum: Tools 11-06-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By David Paule
Harbor Freight 14" Bandsaw - Comments?

Suddenly need a bandsaw. While I want a higher-end one, the low price of the Harbor Freight one does make that worth considering.

Anyone have one? How do you like it?

Does it need to be completely...
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,539
Posted By David Paule
Sean, Don't use the full torque. All you need is...

Sean, Don't use the full torque. All you need is enough to hold the pin securely. It's only a shear connection. Some people have mentioned that they tap the pins in to seat them and gently tighten...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By David Paule
That's correct. The cup is for the small end of...

That's correct. The cup is for the small end of the taper pin to protrude slightly.

Dave
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By David Paule
Glad you're back, Randy! I'm looking forward to...

Glad you're back, Randy!

I'm looking forward to reading about your -12iS.

For those who haven't seen Randy's RV-3B, it's the best one I've seen that's flying, so far. It's exceptional.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-04-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 186,581
Posted By David Paule
Once the honing operation on the landing gear...

Once the honing operation on the landing gear sockets was complete, I started to get the gear located. The honing gave me a mild press fit on both legs. I had to use lubricant to get the legs into...
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,144
Posted By David Paule
At least on helicopters, the track was tested...

At least on helicopters, the track was tested dynamically. I wouldn't expect a static prop track to do more than verify the prop mounting.

Dave
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-03-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By David Paule
That's right - the planes around yours need to be...

That's right - the planes around yours need to be tied down well, too. That sort of fratricide is not uncommon.

However, I'd like to make one suggestion - next time, don't get nylon. Get polyester...
Forum: Midwest 11-03-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By David Paule
Good A&P and AI

Email sent.

Dave
RV-3B building
Cessna 180 flying
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By David Paule
On my carbureted Cessna 180, I have an ARP carb...

On my carbureted Cessna 180, I have an ARP carb ice detector. It has a light that comes on when there's ice - no interpretation needed: light=ice. When the light comes on, I pull carb heat, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By David Paule
Also be wary of torque. I haven't found anything...

Also be wary of torque. I haven't found anything about that with these, but I'd base it on the necked-down portion and use the smaller shear torque and call that a maximum. All we really want, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By David Paule
My Cessna 180 had an ARP carburetor ice detector....

My Cessna 180 had an ARP carburetor ice detector. That thing really works!

It gives reliable warnings of ice at the very onset.

It works by having a light and probe in the carb throat to see actual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By David Paule
I was interested in RV7ForMe's comment about...

I was interested in RV7ForMe's comment about choosing AOA instead of the stall warning system. I have an older Cessna, which uses the stall warning system, so I installed that in my RV-3B for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By David Paule
For unheated VFR use, without AOA, I made this...

For unheated VFR use, without AOA, I made this one. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=99034&highlight=pitot) It attaches with one screw at the top (the LH end in the photo), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By David Paule
I think you're wanting to build for the right...

I think you're wanting to build for the right reason, maybe the best reason. But have you considered buying one instead of building it?

Building an airplane is, at least in my opinion, a fun but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,452
Posted By David Paule
You'd have yield damage before any failure. That...

You'd have yield damage before any failure. That is, there would be some deformation that stays in place after the load is removed. If there's not any in the area loaded or in the structure between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By David Paule
Also if he made any changes, what those are. Dave

Also if he made any changes, what those are.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,314
Posted By David Paule
Gil got it right in post #20. Generally speaking...

Gil got it right in post #20. Generally speaking the stronger screws perform a lot better.

One thing that some unwary people might think, is that if they are drilling all the holes they can downsize...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,827
Posted By David Paule
Several years ago, I finished a sailboat wooden...

Several years ago, I finished a sailboat wooden tiller that way. I heated it to 140 F and took it out of the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes so the epoxy wouldn't harden on the surface....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By David Paule
Do-Nothings

Good catch, Bill.

This photo from the Front Page today, Tuesday, shows that the brace is supported at the right end by an Adel clamp. As shown, this support does...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,130
Posted By David Paule
For me, if it looks both legal and safe, and with...

For me, if it looks both legal and safe, and with potential places to divert to, I'll go. If the conditions turn out to be worse than I'm comfortable with, I'll either find an alternate or land and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By David Paule
The word from owners is that the performance...

The word from owners is that the performance numbers on Van's website are generally accurate. However some builders seem to have comparatively high empty weight, so you'll need to account for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-15-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 186,581
Posted By David Paule
Iíve been sort of roaming around the fuselage,...

Iíve been sort of roaming around the fuselage, doing things that looked interesting.

I put together the pitch servo mount, following the Dynon RV-4 mount arrangement. It also holds the elevator bell...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,230
Posted By David Paule
AeroCanopy now makes and sells that line. I...

AeroCanopy now makes and sells that line. I bought the RV-3B canopy and am thoroughly satisfied with both the transaction and the canopy itself. Look for my review in the Reviews section.

Dave
RV-3B...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By David Paule
Years ago I had a vernier control apart and a...

Years ago I had a vernier control apart and a small ball bearing shot out and disappeared.

It took me a while to realize that it was a ball bearing, and then more time to find one that would...
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By David Paule
If possible, have a bit of an overhang on the...

If possible, have a bit of an overhang on the workbenches so that you can clamp to that. I like 1.5".

I use that double-sided white melamine-faced particle board that's used in cabinets for the...
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