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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By terrye
Moon landing

July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Watched it live on black and white tv.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By terrye
Over Torquing Bolts

Not quite true. In critical one time use applications it is not uncommon to torque the bolt to 90% of its yield strength. In a tension application, it's a little counter intuitive, but in order to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By terrye
RV-8 three view drawings

Check your email.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By terrye
RV-8 three view drawings

You mean the download itself doesn't work, or you can't open them once you've downloaded?
First, the download is a zip file so, you need WinZip or similar to unzip them in your computer. Second, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By terrye
Edge profile for wedge style control surfaces

Check the build manual. I seem to recall my RV-9A manual advised to file the edge flat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By terrye
Rivet Gun Slipped

1. I always push hard on the rivet gun just before pulling the trigger. On my gun there's an internal spring I can feel when I push on the gun.
2. I use snap-soc rivet set caps, for me these work...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By terrye
Wing Spar Center Section Fit

Not at this stage yet, but when I built, I machined some hard Delrin spacers for the spar carrythrough before I riveted it to the fuselage structure. In my opinion Vans instructions are poor here (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737
Posted By terrye
Strongly considering a new project...

After I finish my RV-9A I've considered building an Ultima GTR and thought it looked like a good kit and a decent finished car (even though there are more restrictions in Canada for kit cars). Your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,601
Posted By terrye
Fuel Pressure loss on Loop upline

I think from your test of bypassing the Aerolab unit that the problem is somewhere inside it. Looking at the Owner's Manual p7/9, I see the automatic fuel cutoff valve is right beside the inlet. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By terrye
High Silicon in Oil Analysis Solved (I think)

I think we need to distinguish between the element silicon and the elastomer silicone.

From Wikipedia
Silicon is a chemical element with symbol Si and atomic number 14. A hard and brittle...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By terrye
Pitot Heat Control

All single engine Cessnas use a simple ON/OFF switch to control their pitot heat. I'm using a Cessna heated pitot on my RV-9A and am using a simple ON/OFF switch.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,899
Posted By terrye
Fuel System Design Reference

The only reference book I could find when I was designing my RV-9A fuel system is Aircraft Fuel Systems by Roy Langton.
https://www.amazon.com/Aircraft-Fuel-Systems-Roy-Langton/dp/0470057084
However,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By terrye
How do I get electrical experience?

You have done all the right things and studied the right sources to gain the knowledge you didn't have before. It sounds like you don't have a lot of piloting experience (not a criticism, I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By terrye
Looking for an ignition baffle pass through

I tried to find the two hole pass throughs a while back. Like you I was puzzled by the availability of on hole and three hole but no two hole. I seem to remember the manufacturer went out of business...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By terrye
UAV Turbines

I came across this article on a 200 hp turboprop in development.
https://www.sae.org/news/2018/03/uav-turbines-to-tackle-200-hp-class-uav-engines-for-u.s.-army?eid=332750377&bid=2058339

The company...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By terrye
Proseal Clean Up

The best idea is to use latex examination gloves while working with Proseal. The next best idea is to use a barrier cream. If it were on my hands I think I'd just let it wear off (like I did as a kid...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By terrye
Vacuum pump

Well, the wet vacuum pump in my Cessna 150 has lasted over 30 years that I have owned it, and maybe longer than that. On the other hand I have heard that dry vacuum pumps are prone to self destruct...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-19-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By terrye
riveting

Van's publishes a chart of "good" and "bad" rivets on their website and also should be in the manual. If your rivets match the "good" ones you should be good to go. If still in doubt, find a local...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,235
Posted By terrye
The original tappets on Lycoming and Continental...

The original tappets on Lycoming and Continental were flat (actually slightly crowned) made of chilled cast iron that ran directly on the cam. The tappet operated the pushrod which in turn operated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By terrye
RV canopy frame bending

The hydraulic pipe benders (note these are sized for pipe, not tubing) will only work on "free span" portions of the front/rear hoops, not close to the round top tube or the square side tubes.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By terrye
RV-8/8A building tip

I worried about this too, although on my RV-9A. I saw some posted photos on this website of an RV-7(A) doing a pullup/roll and there was distinct oil canning in the bay just aft of the baggage...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-06-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 29,628
Posted By terrye
RV-9A wings

I agree. I did all my skin riveting on the vertical build stand. I helped a friend rivet the bottom skins with the wings flat on the table and found it much more difficult.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,629
Posted By terrye
Rudder Pedals And Brake Pedals Questions

I didn't use the $50 bolts. Instead I got a piece of 3/16" SS rod and threaded and drilled each end for a nut and cotter pin. The pedals will work much better with a thru pivot than two separate ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By terrye
RV-6A Upgrade

I have seen Van himself do an aerobatic routine in his RV-6A at Arlington a few years ago and it was every bit as good as his routine in his RV-4. So I don't agree that an RV-6(A) is not as aerobatic...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,499
Posted By terrye
RV 8 wings donít fit- what to do?

A friend had this happen on his RV-9A. The plans are not very clear about using a spacer (I think they say wood) while riveting the bottom front skin to the skin aft of the spar. In his case, he...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By terrye
Spark Plug Gap Tools

This set does everything and it's on sale.
https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?PRODUCT_ID=ATS420DX
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,570
Posted By terrye
Not Just Another 7 vs 9 Thread

[QUOTE=StuBob;1235310]
So the 9, with 20hp less, costs the same as the 7. What does the 9 give back in return for that 20ph?[QUOTE]

The 9 gives back efficiency.
Aircraft 7 ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,362
Posted By terrye
Custom-built wood tailwheel lift

What, no primer?!?:eek:
Seriously, nice design. Looks good.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,268
Posted By terrye
Socket and plug originally made by Cole Hersee...

Socket and plug originally made by Cole Hersee who was bought out in 2010 by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By terrye
Any pictures of the vacuum breaker valve Carl?

Any pictures of the vacuum breaker valve Carl?
Forum: Interiors 12-02-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By terrye
Leather, Pleather, or Fabric?

Ask Classic Aero to send you the seat fabric sample/color swatches. I chose the leather after examining the samples as it was thicker and more wear tolerant, although heavier than the "pleather".
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By terrye
Deburring holes in a closed structure

http://www.noga.com/Products/rvcn/Reversible%20countersinks
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By terrye
Csk rib TE

There are a number of different ways/tools to do this. One is a pull type countersink die, another is a cantilever type countersink die. Us the SEARCH utility, you'll find lots of references to this....
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,242
Posted By terrye
RV-9 as a first RV

Good choice, that's what Van designed the RV-9 for, an easy flying and landing cross country cruiser.
Forum: Tools 11-14-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By terrye
Numbered Plexi Drill Bits

https://www.abbeon.com/Item--i-2118
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,706
Posted By terrye
AD4 Rivets

This sounds like the rivet gun is the problem. My first rivet gun was a 2X gun that said it would drive AD4 rivets, but it really didn't have enough power. I did a demo with the same brand 3X gun and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,356
Posted By terrye
VFR pilot into IMC

I had an experience many years ago, flying in my local area with an overcast and some wispy lower clouds. I was on my way back to my home airport from a half hour tour of the local area and flying in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By terrye
Wet Compass

Required.
549.13 Equipment and Instruments
Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable subchapter, aircraft shall have the following serviceable and functioning equipment and instruments, as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By terrye
I bought an extra tank inboard nose rib and aft...

I bought an extra tank inboard nose rib and aft of spar wing rib (latter needed for pitot plumbing not fuel filter) from Vans and mounted them to a wooden mockup of the inboard end of the wing spar....
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-20-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,007
Posted By terrye
Subaru FF Alternatives

Automotive method.
I've often wondered why automobiles don't seem to have torsional vibration problems like aircraft engines and marine propulsion systems (my day job). Some of the differences...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,344
Posted By terrye
Paint Woes

Heartbreaking. What brand/kind of paint and primer was used? Was the surface Alumipreped and Alodined prior to primer?
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By terrye
Flush mounted static port

I succumbed to my engineer's desire to "improve" the static ports on my RV-9A several years ago. However, by that time I had already read dozens of posts regarding the shape, size and location of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By terrye
Here's the wording from MD-RA our inspection...

Here's the wording from MD-RA our inspection agency

Fuel Strainer or Filter, (gascolator)
On all amateur built aircraft there must be a fuel strainer or filter between the fuel tank outlet and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,514
Posted By terrye
The W&B thing(part 2): IS RV-Fun inversely proportional to RV-Weight?

Otis, thanks for the comments. The primer was the only decision made at the start, all the others took quite a bit of thinking/evaluating over several years. Maybe this is one advantage of a "slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,514
Posted By terrye
The W&B thing(part 2): IS RV-Fun inversely proportional to RV-Weight?

Interesting post and I've had this on my mind since I started building in 2004 (yes it's a slow build). These are all compromise choices. I decided to prime my airplane (first real decision in 2004)...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By terrye
Windshield question

No, it's not clear from the manual. Assuming the RV-9(A) canopy is similar to the RV-6, I set the windshield down on the forward fuselage skin and found the moulded shape of the bubble sat quite well...
Forum: Tools 09-18-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By terrye
Driling through steel- need bit reccomendations

You mentioned a 'U' drill size which is 0.368" diameter. This must be for a bushing as it is an unusual size for an aircraft bolt. The steel is likely 4130 which is a fairly high alloy. I highly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By terrye
Sliding canopy side rail distance

I beat this to death with measurements and mathematics. Short answer: mine measures 41.0" inside to inside of the vertical walls of the D shaped canopy rail. The canopy rail mounting flanges are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By terrye
Vixen file

I think the teeth are cut and the holes/countersinks are made before heat treating.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By terrye
Fuel filter and shutoff valve in wing root?

Do a search on this topic and I think you'll find several threads and opinions. My fuel system will be "non-standard" whatever that means and here's why:
1.) Canada has a requirement for a gascolator...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By terrye
canopy side bars

I used a hydraulic bottle jack to bend my longerons, clamped them back to back and used a wood shoe to gradually bend the shape to my template. The bottle jack works well but only if it is mounted...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By terrye
Canopy side bars (square tubes)

Luckily my canopy frame side square tubes follow the longeron shape very well, but I spent weeks trying to get the front round tube hoop to match the roll bar shape. After trying: bend by hand :eek:,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By terrye
Slider sticks

Also you might try adjusting the threaded rod that connects the front of the slider track to the baggage bulkhead. If this is too far forward it might make it hard to start the opening process.
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,301
Posted By terrye
Prop for RV-9A

Check for RPM restricted speeds on fixed pitch props. That's just one of many reasons I'm going with a CS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By terrye
Required Reading

Since you asked specifically about "required reading":
+1 on the RV14 flash drive manual from Van's. Sections 1-5 will give you a good start on the questions you are asking.
+1 on the Bingelis books...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,313
Posted By terrye
Back To dimples again!!!

1. You don't say how you "modified" the dimple dies, please elaborate.
2. The modified die holes look much bigger than the .001" difference in your opening post. Did you measure them with a digital...
Forum: Tools 08-12-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By terrye
Wondering about rivet tool (squeezer v pneumatic) and band saw for a new builder

I bought a quite expensive (Chicago Pneumatic) pneumatic squeezer and it remains one of my favorite tools with blind, longeron and long yokes. Don't have a manual squeezer so I can't compare, but I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 98,293
Posted By terrye
VFR to Russia (In Memory of Bob Axsom)

Quote [Entering the gorge of a river with strange name Illecillewaet.]

The Illicillewaet glacier, which feeds the river of the same name is about in the middle of Glacier National Park. The name is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,499
Posted By terrye
Argh ! #$%$ Just messed up Longeron

I dealt with my local Metal Supermarket for a smaller angle that I messed up. Even if they have the right cross section and alloy, they don't treat the material as if it is going on an airplane. When...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-21-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,674
Posted By terrye
Electric RV

Yes, you can buy one here:D
https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/airplanes/airplanes-14501--1/almost-ready-to-fly/rv-9-450-arf-efl2775
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-16-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 98,293
Posted By terrye
VFR to Russia (In Memory of Bob Axsom)

Hmmm...
Spirit of St Louis
Wingspan 46'
Length 27' 7"
Empty Weight 2150 lb
Max TO Weight 5135 lb
Power 223 hp

Cessna 206
Wingspan 36'
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By terrye
canopy final cuts help needed

From memory, the plans or the manual says the rear canopy overhang is between 1/2" and 1". I assumed this was from the centerline of the rivets not the end of the 1/2" rear hoop. On my canopy, the...
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