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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is a crush washer. It is reusable. Unlike...

That is a crush washer.
It is reusable.
Unlike the crush gasket on the oil tank plug which should be replaced at each removal.
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is because it is an "extended cowl" The...

That is because it is an "extended cowl"

The conversation is/was about a standard van's cowl which is designed around "standard" propellers, which from what I understand the WW dimensions are also...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Thanks for adding the additional details. They...

Thanks for adding the additional details.
They are important to understanding why your issue occurred and show that an aluminum fitting in an aluminum oil cooler isn't automatically a disaster...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The only crush gasket (AN900 style) that is used...

The only crush gasket (AN900 style) that is used on the Rotax 912, and would have been installed when delivered new is the one on the oil tank drain plug.

The magnetic plug is a large flange plug...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am curious as well. Your second photo clearly...

I am curious as well.

Your second photo clearly shows use of a sealant similar to Loctite 567, but the first photo shows no indication of what thread sealant might have been used.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This! Angled hose ends come in many different...

This!

Angled hose ends come in many different angles. If something other than the standard 45 or 90 is needed, it is the only other option I am aware of.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By rvbuilder2002
But it is an integral part of the propeller hub....

But it is an integral part of the propeller hub. Correct?

By definition, a prop extension is usually something you are adding to a propeller to move it fwd of where it would be if you just bolted it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A prop extension isnít used with a standard cs...

A prop extension isnít used with a standard cs prop.
It is only used with a fixed pitch to make it mimic the same spacing as a cs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The experts would cut it with a CNC laser while...

The experts would cut it with a CNC laser while making the entire panel but us mere homebuilders usually draw out the finished shape on the panel, remove the most material possible by drilling with a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,961
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You correctly understand that FAR 43 doesn't...

You correctly understand that FAR 43 doesn't apply to Experiemental aircraft, it because of that, your operating limitations (part of your aircraft documents) are used to reapply certain...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Vanís gets OEM pricing on the Rotax engines that...

Vanís gets OEM pricing on the Rotax engines that allows the to sell them at as good of a price as you could buy one anywhere else (just like factory new Lycomings).

As you guessed, the rest of the...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Think of it this way.... In most instances where...

Think of it this way....
In most instances where a castellated nut is specified on RVís, it is because the fastener is is being used as a pivot point in that location. If the fasteners was fully...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Thanks for the opportunity to view the OWW...

Thanks for the opportunity to view the OWW project from the outside perspective.

Minor point, but that was not the Eagles Nest parking area that you passed through......it was the teen built...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,702
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is the S-LSA certification prototype (first...

It is the S-LSA certification prototype (first example, used for certification purposes) for the RV-12iS. It was built in the trainer configuration that will be available as an option on an...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,840
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the screwed all the way out instance is the...

If the screwed all the way out instance is the one that you thought resulted in the landing accident at north Las Vegas, that was not the cause of that accident ( see other post in this thread).
So...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,840
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This was the cause that I heard as well.

This was the cause that I heard as well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By rvbuilder2002
When the day comes that you have spent 100's of...

When the day comes that you have spent 100's of hours doing builder tech support that includes selling frustrated builders new parts to replace the ones they messed up while drilling out clinched...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depends on the standard that you use....... The...

Depends on the standard that you use.......


The .5D / 1.5D rule of thumb is a guidance published in AC43 and other mechanic reference documentation.

The absolute standard (in the eyes of the...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,840
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Exactly! This type of issue needs to be analyzed...

Exactly!

This type of issue needs to be analyzed with a bit of logical reasoning.......

RV-10’s have been in service for 16+ years. From the first prototype through many hundreds of amateur built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,669
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is correct, but even though they have...

That is correct, but even though they have different airfoils, both were designed with the same purpose in mind.
The RV-9 airfoil was specifically designed to also produce excellent performance on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,669
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually the 14 is the down sized RV-10 and the...

Actually the 14 is the down sized RV-10 and the up sized RV-9.
It uses the RV-10 airfoil section which was design for cruising efficiency as its primary mission (just like the RV-9)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12 is as well. The 14 and the 12 are the...

The RV-12 is as well.

The 14 and the 12 are the newest kits. Both have the newest technology incorporated into all of the production tooling.

There is more to accurate hole alignment than just...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,235
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are numerous causes of the rivet not...

There are numerous causes of the rivet not setting properly.

Another one is alignment. If the tool is tilted to the side slightly, it tends to add additional tension load on the river stem and can...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-11-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,739
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is a lot more influencing the cost of...

There is a lot more influencing the cost of bringing a product to market than the cost of the components........

Particularly in the experimental market, technical support is a HUGE part of it. Ask...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have made numerous posts in the past indicating...

I have made numerous posts in the past indicating that the standard kit push rods have been tested at Van's in the past.
The results were the same.
They will take way more load than is anticipated to...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12iST that was on display at Vanís booth...

The RV-12iST that was on display at Vanís booth is the first certified S-LSA
example so the 12iS is now eligible for certification as an E-LSA, but the EAA chose to do E-AB.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,397
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The chance of a 3 blade being offered by Van's is...

The chance of a 3 blade being offered by Van's is not dead, just moving slowly at the moment because of OSH and working with Sensenich on an opportunity to test a set of blades slightly refined based...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not surprising really.... The U.S. registration...

Not surprising really....

The U.S. registration database contains records for at least 10 or so Experimental Amateur Built RV's of a variety of different models where Van's Aircraft Inc. is listed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By rvbuilder2002
SOP for all of our company airplanes during taxi...

SOP for all of our company airplanes during taxi is to position the mixture as lean as the engine will allow and still have normal throttle response (for the amount of throttle needed for taxi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 60,669
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Van is semi retired but the company is going...

Van is semi retired but the company is going strong as partially employee owned. many of which plan to be doing what they are doing for a very long time.

Take that to mean what ever you like ;)
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,475
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree that the NL starter is an upgrade in...

I agree that the NL starter is an upgrade in cranking performance but considering that repeatedly time and again here in the forums I see people troubleshooting with a credit card. It is sad and...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,475
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The battery and starter you have has been used...

The battery and starter you have has been used successfully to crank IO-540's
My suggestion would be that you do some investigative trouble shooting to see if you can can find the problem in the...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,204
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is a pretty standard practice (bypassing the...

This is a pretty standard practice (bypassing the airflow) on experimental and certificated aircraft to keep the heat muff(s) from overheating and burning through.
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The canopy design on the RV-14 is quite different...

The canopy design on the RV-14 is quite different from the one on the RV-7. My comment was regarding the RV-14 canopy and plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,243
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A big Thank You to everyone that participated in...

A big Thank You to everyone that participated in the build.

It was an amazing experience.

Special thanks to the the entire team from Van's that never failed to put out 110%, even when we thought...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I’m not sure where you would have heard that,...

I’m not sure where you would have heard that, because it is not true.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The adjustable push/pull rod was used during the...

The adjustable push/pull rod was used during the design testing process. The standard kit supplied (fixed) push/pull rod has been installed and in use for quite a few years now.
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additional info regarding airplane configuration...

Additional info regarding airplane configuration (engine and propeller that is installed, any other deviations from a standard built to plans build, etc.) would be helpful.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,363
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My comment wasn't directed towards you or anyone...

My comment wasn't directed towards you or anyone else in particular...... just pointing out that the major majority do not donate.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,363
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Anyone want to take bets whether Doug might be...

Anyone want to take bets whether Doug might be more inclined to spend money on things like software upgrades, if a bit more than the small percentage of users that actually do, contributed each year?
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Step 1 on page 27iS/U-03 (Rev. 1) says "Final...

Step 1 on page 27iS/U-03 (Rev. 1) says "Final drill 5/16", the holes in three of the F-01276C-1'S"
This makes them over sized to fit over the nuts on the studs.
With all of the parts installed...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Using words like it can make talking in details...

Using words like it can make talking in details difficult at times; but regardless, as I already mentioned I have found even cheap digital levels to be extremely repeatable so being moved is not an...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Possible I guess, but I have used numerous tools...

Possible I guess, but I have used numerous tools winter and summer and have never noticed any variation.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, but I didn't see anything about that...

Ok, but I didn't see anything about that mentioned anywhere in your post. Only you raising the question "how is this possible".
I guess that now makes me wonder... How is what possible?
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
RV-12 owners who are adjusting their propeller...

RV-12 owners who are adjusting their propeller pitch and actually flying their airplane usually learn quickly that the accuracy of the degree value on their tool is not important. Since most people...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Assuming you were happy with performance before...

Assuming you were happy with performance before removing the propeller, returning to a specific pitch/performance value is a rather simple process.
If the set pitch value is recorded in the log book...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As is typical when info starts flying :rolleyes:...

As is typical when info starts flying :rolleyes: on the internet.....

The prop (hub) that is the subject of this thread was phased out years ago.
If you purchased an RV-12 power plant kit within the...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is another option, but I have had nothing...

That is another option, but I have had nothing but bad experiences trying to use them, but I might just be that I don't know what I am doing.........
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are other options The bend is only 45 deg...

There are other options

The bend is only 45 deg if I recall correctly.
There is a huge difference between bending a tube 45 deg and bending it 90 Deg. A 45 degree bend can be done by hand in a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Advanced Flight Systems has on line forums that...

Advanced Flight Systems has on line forums that their tech support people monitor.

http://advanced-flight-systems.com/forum/

I bet if you posted there you would get a guarantied correct answer...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In the case of an orifice, like we have in the...

In the case of an orifice, like we have in the fuel return system of the RV-12, if the fuel pressure stays constant, the actual flow through the orifice will be relatively constant.

Because of this,...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Did you use polyester filler (bondo) to fill the...

Did you use polyester filler (bondo) to fill the areas specified?
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Flight testing was done on the prototypes to...

Flight testing was done on the prototypes to evaluate and prove that the canopy will seal out water, but the seals have to be installed (and the area they are install, prepe'ed properly) exactly as...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,997
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Everyone is of course entitled to deal with...

Everyone is of course entitled to deal with things like this in their own personal way but I suggest people consider the following......

Things designed and manufactured by humans fail.
Failures can...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,559
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Stating a WOT at level flight RPM without stating...

Stating a WOT at level flight RPM without stating an altitude is leaving an import piece of info out that is relevant to proper propeller pitch.
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,559
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In the shop at Van's we use a tool made of...

In the shop at Van's we use a tool made of plywood that is about 3 ' long.
It hooks on the blade and provides additional leverage for making small blade movements while setting the pitch.
You do...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have never seen any issues caused by paint...

I have never seen any issues caused by paint being applied directly to a canopy.

Some people have purposely painted portions of their canopy for a permanent sun shade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I consider a small amount of detectable movement...

I consider a small amount of detectable movement acceptable.
The amount shown in the video is much more than detectable movement, and in my opinion warrants bushing replacement.
This level of...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,206
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Jason, Your complaints will get a lot more...

Jason,
Your complaints will get a lot more traction of you call and talk with someone at Van's, so if what you have heard here does not satisfy you, I suggest you do that.

As has already been...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,206
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The first point that should be understood is that...

The first point that should be understood is that just because amateur builders have seen cracks in only 100 hrs, it shouldn't be assumed that the factory airplanes did as well (they did not).

As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I suggest you start HERE...

I suggest you start HERE (http://skytec.aero/aircraft-starter-support/troubleshooting/)
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,964
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The price is for an install kit. It includes a...

The price is for an install kit.
It includes a molded NACA vent (same as used on the 12iS)that installs on the upper cowl and directs air onto the regulator (firewall mounted directly behind the NACA...
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