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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By BrianDC
Someone that is determined to get into your fuel...

Someone that is determined to get into your fuel tank, or your aircraft is going to do so. Locks on your tank or aircraft doors is just a way to keep a casual thief away (or prevent a curious sole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By BrianDC
Congrats, and well done!

Congrats, and well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By BrianDC
I asked a similar question

I was in a similar spot and didn't know if there was any "good" reason to pick one over another.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=159281

Honestly I decided to just go with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By BrianDC
Check her for sizes

Posted on the vans site: http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/weights.pdf
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By BrianDC
I was asking them questions at Sun N Fun. ...

I was asking them questions at Sun N Fun. Basically got the same answer other have been getting for a while. First few should ship out "shortly" and expect full production later this year. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,054
Posted By BrianDC
I'm also not going to pass any judgement on the...

I'm also not going to pass any judgement on the topic but have a more general question about changing the op limits.

To change the op limits (either to increase or decrease) is it as simple as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By BrianDC
Ahh.. Thanks for the clarification. That makes...

Ahh.. Thanks for the clarification. That makes more sense now.
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,428
Posted By BrianDC
Thanks for the tip that Stein has the servo...

Thanks for the tip that Stein has the servo mounting kit. Went ahead and ordered it while it's still available.
Also wondering if just a single nutplate per side is sufficient to hold it on. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By BrianDC
Totally agree with putting in the standard make /...

Totally agree with putting in the standard make / model information.

Since a builder has a single number assigned to them, what is the guidance for "repeat offenders"?

If someone builds two...
Forum: COMM 04-04-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By BrianDC
Thanks everyone. This was what I thought but...

Thanks everyone. This was what I thought but wanted a sanity check. Iím leaning towards delta pop. :)
Forum: COMM 04-04-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By BrianDC
Antenna choice, why one over another?

So I'm sure I'm overthinking this, but wanted a sanity check. For Comm antennas, is there a reason someone would chose one brand / style over another?

I get that a bent-whip is needed if belly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,053
Posted By BrianDC
I was just thinking the same thing. If you have...

I was just thinking the same thing. If you have a subscription to Kitplanes there was an article about undersized alternator breaker causing an issue (December 2017 issue?)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By BrianDC
I'm headed down to SnF this year and hope to...

I'm headed down to SnF this year and hope to catch up with some fellow RV pilots. Only a year into my build so it's a commercial flight for me but hopefully in future years I will flying myself down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By BrianDC
im Waiting till I get closer to the end of my...

im Waiting till I get closer to the end of my build to install antennas or doublers for them. Just not 100% sure what I want for avionics /etc. may make life a little more difficult for me, but since...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By BrianDC
Yep, did the same using lots of cleco clamps to...

Yep, did the same using lots of cleco clamps to hold the parts together. No issues.
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,507
Posted By BrianDC
I thought in another thread there was some...

I thought in another thread there was some discussion about P-static and how different paints or surface treatments may contribute or eliminate P-static and it's effects.

Talking to a few -10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By BrianDC
Good video on it...

Good video on it here:
https://youtu.be/B4PvfylZcC0

Basically it leaves space so you have tank sealant between the rivet and the structure. You would only want to do this for the actual tank itself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,815
Posted By BrianDC
There are a lot of beautiful and roomy workshops...

There are a lot of beautiful and roomy workshops being posted. I don't have one of those!
Working with what I have, barely a 2 car garage and 2 young kids with LOTS of stuff. I figure out how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,815
Posted By BrianDC
Very impressive. I wish I had such a large /...

Very impressive. I wish I had such a large / clutter free workspace!

*Nicely done with the runway markings
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By BrianDC
Don't see an issue

Doesn't look like this is going to be a problem. I would build-on.

As always, I encourage you to call / e-mail VANS anytime you have questions. Advice from the internet is free, but not always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By BrianDC
Don’t think you want anything at Lowe’s or HD,...

Don’t think you want anything at Lowe’s or HD, but depends on what you need proseal for. Others have used some 3m VHB tape for trailing edges if that is what you are looking for.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,496
Posted By BrianDC
There are a few that have used the 3M tape vs...

There are a few that have used the 3M tape vs proseal. I think this is what is in the RV-14 plans.
Here is a link to the stuff in the Vans store...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By BrianDC
This. Don't get hung up on the shape of the...

This. Don't get hung up on the shape of the ears. As long as the size of the nut is correct.

If you are still concerned, a quick e-mail to VANS can verify for you.
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By BrianDC
Hinge should be on the opposite side of the...

Hinge should be on the opposite side of the countersink

Skin on top, spar in middle (skin dimples sit in countersink), hinge on bottom.

This gives the hinge a flat surface to sit against.

Hope...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By BrianDC
Yep, I have a naga deburring tool. Canít say if...

Yep, I have a naga deburring tool. Canít say if itís better or worse than other tools out there but it works for what it is. Even so, I still use a a file on large skin edges and a small 3m deburring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,028
Posted By BrianDC
Between this poll and the other thread I'm...

Between this poll and the other thread I'm worried we are getting ourselves all worked up over something that is honestly beyond our control.

Vans is in business to make a profit. They are...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,428
Posted By BrianDC
As someone that didn't like the idea of dropping...

As someone that didn't like the idea of dropping $750 for the Garmin yaw kit I'm quite interested to hear what others have done with the Vans -14 kit. Anyone have photos of their install? Raabs,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,384
Posted By BrianDC
Canít comment on drill larger or replace. Would...

Canít comment on drill larger or replace. Would talk to Vans.

Drill press may not work in all situations. Maybe look at a drill bushing? ...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By BrianDC
Not sure if different squeezers have different...

Not sure if different squeezers have different dimensions, but I was able to get my squeezer onto all of those rivets using a 1-1/2" yoke. (It came with the squeezer kit I got from ATS). It was...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By BrianDC
Good point, but not specifically a symptom of a...

Good point, but not specifically a symptom of a consistently under-dimpled parts. Inconsistent dimpled parts would show this behavior, or insufficient countersinking.

Gahhh!!!! I'm no expert, I...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By BrianDC
No, this is not a structural issue, but a...

No, this is not a structural issue, but a cosmetic one.

Agree with the others that your dimples appear to be slightly under dimpled. Honestly not a real problem, just a "look" thing.

Here is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,452
Posted By BrianDC
There is no "perfect" solution

Like anything with the internet, the "here today gone tomorrow" attitude is always something that needs to be considered. There are plenty of people that were self-hosting images in older message...
Forum: Tools 10-30-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By BrianDC
I think there are a lot of opinions regarding...

I think there are a lot of opinions regarding dimples and how they are done.
C-Frame vs DRDT-2?
Which dimple dies have the best results (Avery / Cleaveland vs other)?

There are a few threads that...
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 487,394
Posted By BrianDC
http://i63.tinypic.com/14j9f2p.jpg Finally...

http://i63.tinypic.com/14j9f2p.jpg

Finally starting to look like something!
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By BrianDC
Not much you have to include with the emp order....

Not much you have to include with the emp order. You will most likely order a replacement part or two along the way. (At least I did!).
Opps rivets are a great idea. Some of he big aircraft tool...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By BrianDC
I have seen other use a modified caulk...

I have seen other use a modified caulk gun.

Another option is a used SEMCO gun kit from another VAF sponsor...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By BrianDC
Lol. I just did this yesterday. Solo. Possibly...

Lol. I just did this yesterday. Solo.
Possibly via sheer force of will and balancing the elevators on my knees I was able to hang and get everything done.

Took me a few tries to remember the...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By BrianDC
Cut some lengths of plywood to lay across the...

Cut some lengths of plywood to lay across the ribs to use as a platform. Should bear your weight easy and allow you access. At least that is my plan.
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By BrianDC
Perfect, thanks for the clarification. I was...

Perfect, thanks for the clarification. I was thinking this was the way to go, but just wanted to confirm with some other builders. Appreciate the advice!
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By BrianDC
Just to confirm, I'm talking about not riveting...

Just to confirm, I'm talking about not riveting either of the two top skins for the Tailcone. Fully understand you don't want to rivet the forward top skin till after the cabin top is...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By BrianDC
Finishing up Tailcone - Questions Antennas, Magnetometers and riveting top skins

Well, it's time to ask for some advice from "the collective" as I'm basically trying to decide my next steps. (Regardless of the advice, I realize I am responsible for my own decisions :D...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,114
Posted By BrianDC
From the photos, I'm not seeing anything...

From the photos, I'm not seeing anything wrong.

Now drill out all those rivets and do it again! (only halfway kidding!)

Seriously, go ahead and order the kit. If you enjoyed the practice kit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By BrianDC
Looks like the link got chopped. Is this the...

Looks like the link got chopped.

Is this the file? http://www.beringer-aero.com/en/file/brg_procedures/21/proc_fichier/van-s-install-maint-manual.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,943
Posted By BrianDC
For certified engines, FAA will make the final...

For certified engines, FAA will make the final ruling / certification on what alternate fuel or fuels will replace 100LL. At least at is my understanding.
For the experimental or alternate engines,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,943
Posted By BrianDC
I believe the OP was referring to the stages the...

I believe the OP was referring to the stages the FAA is going through on the Piston Aviation Fuel Initiative (https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/avgas/) (PAFI). Not the testing of his specific RV...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By BrianDC
I'll bite. Spoon / Packing tape trick? I...

I'll bite. Spoon / Packing tape trick? I haven't (yet) dropped a bucking bar or other tools in my tailcone, but hear it's not if but when kinda thing. This a trick to try to bang out a dent? Any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By BrianDC
Congrats on the purchase and the wedding...

Congrats on the purchase and the wedding anniversary!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By BrianDC
If you just want to log them and don't need them...

If you just want to log them and don't need them included in the EIFS, then you could always use an arduino with a thermocouple (http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Temp-Logger/). Integrating it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-11-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,197
Posted By BrianDC
So it's totally not RV related, but I have had...

So it's totally not RV related, but I have had some experience with the Tug mentioned by Craig. Friend of mine (friend of a friend) has one for his TBM. Got a chance to use the thing to move the...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,573
Posted By BrianDC
CONGRATS! Also your use of the HOBBS meter is...

CONGRATS! Also your use of the HOBBS meter is awesome. What wonderful foresight you had to set that up!
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By BrianDC
This would have been my preferred method if I had...

This would have been my preferred method if I had realized as I actually like the results from my reamers.
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By BrianDC
****. I also read 3/32" Drill and translated it...

****. I also read 3/32" Drill and translated it to #40 bit as well. Glad to see I'm in good company.

Also good to hear that the official word is "build on" since the holes needed to be #40 to...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By BrianDC
This. Worked great and easy to do solo.

This. Worked great and easy to do solo.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By BrianDC
I used the edge forming tool from Cleaveland...

I used the edge forming tool from Cleaveland tool. Think it helps the edges sit flush when they are clecoed/ riveted together.

Honestly not sure what (if any) issues you will have if you skip it...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By BrianDC
Yea, it seems like it is more of an artifact of...

Yea, it seems like it is more of an artifact of utilizing "common parts" vs having to stock "L" and "R" ribs (potentially increasing cost to manufacture that would be passed on to us)

I decided not...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,974
Posted By BrianDC
I was about to scoff at this, but there is a hint...

I was about to scoff at this, but there is a hint of truth I guess:
https://www.avweb.com/news/aeromed/181939-1.html
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By BrianDC
This. I'm still only working on the Emp, and...

This. I'm still only working on the Emp, and didn't have any of these power tools day one. I slowly purchased the Ryobi versions but Harbor Freight would have been just as good. (Just make sure...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,324
Posted By BrianDC
Congrats Vic!

Congrats Vic!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By BrianDC
If you can't find an "official" way of getting...

If you can't find an "official" way of getting access to the photo, the other thing you can always do is just take a screenshot on your device while viewing the photo. The screenshot would then be...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,068
Posted By BrianDC
Welcome!

Congrats! Glad to see another -10 being started.

I didn't go the Reamer route, but may have to look into it for my build.
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 368,632
Posted By BrianDC
Looks great. You going to have it on display at...

Looks great. You going to have it on display at the air show this weekend?

Can't wait to see it in person.
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,651
Posted By BrianDC
Looks promising, hopefully more players will be...

Looks promising, hopefully more players will be releasing ADSB-out solutions.

I was impressed at what Levil was showing off at SunNFun with their Beacon.

They are working on getting it...
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