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Forum: RV-14 11-11-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,107
Posted By tyconnell
Ditto, would love to understand this. +1

Ditto, would love to understand this. +1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,062
Posted By tyconnell
Grew up in Virginia, been in Athens / Atlanta...

Grew up in Virginia, been in Athens / Atlanta since late '93. The humidity is _just_ _awful_ here. I know it's worse elsewhere, but every year it gets harder to tolerate. My workshop is 1/2 of a 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,055
Posted By tyconnell
When should we approach this task - during the...

When should we approach this task - during the empennage build or later when mounting everything up?

I'm close to finished with my emp., and I *think* I read something about mounting the elevators...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By tyconnell
Welcome to the zaniness! You didn't mention, and...

Welcome to the zaniness!

You didn't mention, and shockingly no one else has, a tungsten bucking bar. I started without one, but can't imagine not having it now.
Forum: Fiberglass 07-20-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By tyconnell
Thanks gents. <edit> Never mind, the page Gil...

Thanks gents.

<edit>

Never mind, the page Gil linked answers my question. Thanks again!
Forum: Fiberglass 07-20-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By tyconnell
403 cotton microfibers vs 407 low density filler

So, I bought the fiberglass training kit from ACS, and it contains 2 bags that are unmarked. I'm assuming one is 403 cotton micro and the other is 407 filler as these are the only 2 unanswered for...
Forum: Tools 07-20-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By tyconnell
I just purchased the #6 variant...

I just purchased the #6 variant (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/pndrilljig.php) one from ACS - it's a #6 which will do both single and double lugs (if that's the right terminology). ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By tyconnell
Thatís a great reference, thanks! And to answer...

Thatís a great reference, thanks!

And to answer the other question, yes platenuts.
Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,130
Posted By tyconnell
Boelube

I also use Boelube on the blade. Works well for me, especially when cutting the lead counterbalance weights. YMMV.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By tyconnell
Empennage tip cs4-4 hole to #6 screw conversion

Greetings,

RV-9 empennage, fiberglass attach points: Iíve drilled / dimpled the skins for the CS4-4 rivets per the plans. Now Iím rethinking that. I *think* a #6 screw is a slightly larger hole....
Forum: Texas (North) 07-02-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,918
Posted By tyconnell
Not to thread jack

I'll be helping the in-laws move to Keller, TX the week of Osh, but hopefully I can steal a car for a morning and come out to see some RV's. If there are any around that week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,221
Posted By tyconnell
Congratulations, sir!

Congratulations, sir!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By tyconnell
If you have the scrap (empennage trim kit bundle)...

If you have the scrap (empennage trim kit bundle) and need to, you can likely remake the stiffeners using an improvised bench brake.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,155
Posted By tyconnell
Hopefully not too much of a thread necro here,...

Hopefully not too much of a thread necro here, but approximately how much does a finished wing, sans fiberglass, weigh? I too will likely have to hang mine from the ceiling in the garage.

The...
Forum: Tools 05-23-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,069
Posted By tyconnell
Something I stole from the woodworking world is...

Something I stole from the woodworking world is having a "vise” that runs the length of the table - not sure how well this will show...
Forum: Tools 05-18-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By tyconnell
I'm SUPER bummed about them moving - it was a...

I'm SUPER bummed about them moving - it was a very convenient store location wise, and they seemed to always have what Home Depot didn't.

My harbor freight purchases have been limited to a few odd...
Forum: Tools 05-18-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By tyconnell
So, stopped by the Ace store today, which is...

So, stopped by the Ace store today, which is moving due to strip mall construction, and picked up Irwin Hanson 4-40, 6-32, 8-32, and 10-24 Taps plus a t-handle for ~$20. Good sale they have going on...
Forum: Tools 05-17-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By tyconnell
Since I have a PDF preview plans, I searched for...

Since I have a PDF preview plans, I searched for "tap" in it and ran across the list of ones you will need in the tools section and a number of spots where they get used. I'm surprised by the number...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By tyconnell
Actually, I did mean on the threads, and not on...

Actually, I did mean on the threads, and not on the Phillips bit, so I had that all wrong!



Sorry, I wasn't more clear in my post. The question regarding tap and die set wasn't for removing the...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By tyconnell
Tap (and die) set

I don't own a set yet. I'm currently finishing up the left elevator on my -9A emp kit. So that the hardware would not get lost, I screwed in the trim cable cover plate, and two of the SS screw heads...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,264
Posted By tyconnell
I had very good results using the VHB tape on my...

I had very good results using the VHB tape on my -9 rudder trailing edge. I bought a ~ 4' piece of aluminum angle from Aviation Depot. This angle was mounted on the front of my work bench, flush...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,585
Posted By tyconnell
"You find out who your friends are..."

"You find out who your friends are..."
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By tyconnell
I may be blind, but I don't see that on the...

I may be blind, but I don't see that on the exploded drawing on my printed plans (kit ordered last summer). Nor do I see it on the PDF plans I ordered prior to that. No matter, if that's what it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By tyconnell
A good suggestion, I'll have to look at it later....

A good suggestion, I'll have to look at it later.

That said, it's also not on the list (https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/parts.txt). Maybe not everything is?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By tyconnell
R-00001

Does anyone know what this is?

http://n997tl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/R-00001-1.jpg

I'm assuming it's a rudder part, given the "R-" nomenclature, and it came with the empennage. I believe it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By tyconnell
DOH!

Unrelated, I was reading ahead in the plans, and came across page 6-12 which demonstrates this.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By tyconnell
We are in the exact same place, and bruceh's...

We are in the exact same place, and bruceh's picture shows how to set it up. You will need to reach around / over the spar with a bucking bar and set it with a mushroom set. My tech counselor had...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,165
Posted By tyconnell
My 2 cents

The tungsten bucking bar cannot be over recommended. Attach a strap to your wrist and the bar so you don’t drop it inside a structure.

I have both a hand squeezer and a pneumatic. I use both. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,453
Posted By tyconnell
Is it possible, then, to build a -3 or -4 from...

Is it possible, then, to build a -3 or -4 from plans? I don't have my -9 plans in front of me, but I don't remember dimensions, et. al. in those plans. Are the -3 / -4 plans different in this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-30-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By tyconnell
The wife uses Adobe Lightroom for that stuff.

The wife uses Adobe Lightroom for that stuff.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By tyconnell
About to assemble the horizontal stab

Greetings,

I'm 2 - 3 days out from assembling / riveting the horizontal stab. All I need to do is to dimple the skins, counter sink the spar doublers in a few places, and mark up the skins with the...
Forum: Tools 08-21-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,983
Posted By tyconnell
Well, to wrap it up, I ended up buying a Rikon 8...

Well, to wrap it up, I ended up buying a Rikon 8 inch Bench Drill Press (http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/rikon-8-in-bench-drill-press.aspx). I'm fortunate to live pretty close to a high quality...
Forum: Tools 08-18-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,983
Posted By tyconnell
I'm totally stealing this idea. I have a bandsaw...

I'm totally stealing this idea. I have a bandsaw that needs a home, and if I can fit a drill press and other items on it, this would be a total win.

Thanks for all the feedback in this thread. ...
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,983
Posted By tyconnell
I'm not sure of the terminology, but is this a...

I'm not sure of the terminology, but is this a "feed column" problem (it's too loose) or a chuck problem?
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,983
Posted By tyconnell
Time to overthink the "what drill press should I get" question

Greetings,

I started a -9 tail kit about 2 months ago, and I'm to the point where I need to countersink the horizontal stab spars.

I did the countersinking "by hand" on 2 van's practice kits, so in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,471
Posted By tyconnell
You had me scared for a second - check Gil's post...

You had me scared for a second - check Gil's post (#8 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=300828&postcount=8)) on this thread...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,471
Posted By tyconnell
I'm curious - I ordered and have used a Dremel...

I'm curious - I ordered and have used a Dremel 516 Abrasive Point (https://smile.amazon.com/Dremel-516-Abrasive-Point-Bullet/dp/B00004UDHY), and I'm wondering if anyone has compared that attachment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,654
Posted By tyconnell
I don't see "sell the house and move closer to...

I don't see "sell the house and move closer to the airport" - perhaps that's not not something you want to do, but is another option. (?)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,471
Posted By tyconnell
This is a boatload of awesome. Did you bleed on...

This is a boatload of awesome.

Did you bleed on that rib? If so, doubly awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By tyconnell
Oh my god, that is too funny!!

Oh my god, that is too funny!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,131
Posted By tyconnell
Later, in that area, there's a step where you are...

Later, in that area, there's a step where you are assembling a front spar, a rib "coming in from aft", and the angle you have to fabricate (sorry, I don't have the part numbers). Edge distance is...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,669
Posted By tyconnell
I live in Buckhead and make a 30 minute drive to...

I live in Buckhead and make a 30 minute drive to Lawrenceville monthly for the EAA 690 pancake breakfast. There are a number of builders in that chapter also.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-14-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,185
Posted By tyconnell
Wow

My wife and I usually spend a week in the Telluride area around the last week of September, which seems to be the time frame the trees are changing at that altitude / location. This year we took the...
Forum: Midwest 09-06-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By tyconnell
Thanks for the feedback folks!!

Thanks for the feedback folks!!
Forum: Midwest 09-06-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By tyconnell
RV-9A performance in the Colorado mountains

Greetings,

I apologize if this question is rather loosely defined, but I was hoping to get some feedback on RV-9A folks who regularly fly in the mountains, specifically in Colorado.

We are...
Forum: Tools 05-04-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,681
Posted By tyconnell
DaleB, RV6_flyer, Thank you for the information...

DaleB, RV6_flyer,

Thank you for the information and responses.
Forum: Tools 05-04-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,681
Posted By tyconnell
Sorry, should have done the whole photo the first...

Sorry, should have done the whole photo the first time, trying to spare you all the "Zoomba" advert in the...
Forum: Tools 05-04-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,681
Posted By tyconnell
What's this tool?

Can someone tell me what this tool is? It came with my Avery kit circa 8 years ago. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,424
Posted By tyconnell
Very, very nice!

Very, very nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,011
Posted By tyconnell
At some point, it will be too late to start, or...

At some point, it will be too late to start, or finish the build. Why push your luck?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-08-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,190
Posted By tyconnell
Any lower on that flyby, and you're going to get...

Any lower on that flyby, and you're going to get a speeding ticket!

STOOOPID fast!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By tyconnell
Great info - thanks all!

Great info - thanks all!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By tyconnell
Blackbox like functionality: record and download flight data

I'm interested in knowing if there are any current systems that:

1) record flight data parameters (altitude, airspeed, pitch, roll, etc.)
2) Provide that data to be used later for analysis.

I've...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By tyconnell
Not having access to a bandsaw, or much...

Not having access to a bandsaw, or much experience at the time, I did mine entirely with the scotchbrite wheel on a grinder. Building, as in Perl, TIMTOWTDI (There's more than one way to do it).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By tyconnell
There is a "FAQ / Downloads" section (VAF front...

There is a "FAQ / Downloads" section (VAF front page, left side linky), but I don't see any equipment lists on there. I may be overstepping, but this sounds like a great place to share if others are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,948
Posted By tyconnell
Here's a concern: I finished my empennage about a...

Here's a concern: I finished my empennage about a year ago at one of Ron Alexander's workshops. It was pretty fast paced (read: I didn't take the time for many notes or pictures). A year later, I'm...
Forum: RV-3 10-26-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,494
Posted By tyconnell
Brian, Congrats on the acquisition - can't wait...

Brian,

Congrats on the acquisition - can't wait to see it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By tyconnell
Congratulations - must feel great!

Congratulations - must feel great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,449
Posted By tyconnell
I would buy the tools

The shows are a great motivator, but I personally would buy the tools.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,990
Posted By tyconnell
He's got quite the paparazzi setup.

He's got quite the paparazzi setup.
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-07-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,497
Posted By tyconnell
Where to take the Technician exam

The exam for the Amateur Radio license, Technician class, is frequently administered via local ham radio clubs.

The ARRL has a listing of many exam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,010
Posted By tyconnell
Awesome, congratulations!

Awesome, congratulations!
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