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Forum: Polishing your RV 04-26-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By N427EF
experience

I see that you are determined to proceed and I remember that no one or nothing would have dissuaded me from having a polished airplane.
I can tell you from experience that sanding alclad is not a...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-25-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By N427EF
Don't sand!!

Been there done that.
Polishing is truly a very labor intensive endeavor and one that might not yield your desired results right away.
You'll need a box full of clean pads and a variety of compounds...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,893
Posted By N427EF
I agree with Michael

Those pictures are enlarged and the exaggerated view makes them look somewhat imperfect. Certainly agree that your riveting technique will improve over time but my overwhelming concern would be that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,622
Posted By N427EF
Universal SLA/AGM $39.00 free shipping

https://www.amazon.com/Upgrade-Battery-Modified-Power-Warranty/dp/B00CAWB604/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1509823409&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=18+amp+hour+battery&psc=1

Been using these on my RV-10 and...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,992
Posted By N427EF
Take Van's advice

NO


NO



Refer to Vans advice!

However, I can see your problem trying to use a bolt in that location for the reasons you have mentioned.
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,874
Posted By N427EF
Not an engineer

But I was also not quite happy to live with the pop rivet head as per Vans instructions.
However, there was no need for me to see numbers to believe that the shape of a protruded rivet head was in...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By N427EF
I agree, about the same for me. Agree as well....

I agree, about the same for me.



Agree as well.
Probably best to use no less than 1/2 Gallon per tank as your unusable fuel
for any practical flying applications and planning.
In a nose up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,551
Posted By N427EF
Hangar and appartment

How about this?
http://listings.realbird.com/md.aspx?rb_id=C4A8C5F6&rb_fid=446379&rb_a=l&rb_dl=1

Very affordable and plenty of room.
2 rv hangar owners are located on the field but both only on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,816
Posted By N427EF
How about you just fill up one tank with whatever...

How about you just fill up one tank with whatever you choose to use.
It a great way to experiment and have 100 LL available if those vapor lock demons show up. I have also mixed and filled my tanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,816
Posted By N427EF
Alcohol induces vapor lock?

It has been a lively discussion with lots of questionable information.
I can't dispute the findings of chemical engineers and statements issued by
Folks worried about the legal consequences of...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,848
Posted By N427EF
Hard to tell BUT

Hard to tell where your vibrations originate but I doubt it is an out of balance prop.
More than likely something is loose and starts vibrating at certain propeller settings and or air speeds.
It...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By N427EF
Getting opinions on paint is like getting an...

Getting opinions on paint is like getting an opinion on what you might like to eat.
We can all tell you what we like and add reasons such as white is heat reflective and darker color more heat...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,826
Posted By N427EF
My wife is 5'1''

My wife is 5'1" as well, in her mid fifties and has no trouble getting in and out of the 10.
Perhaps Oshkosh wasn't the best place to get familiar with entry and egress of the RV-10 but I can assure...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By N427EF
Riveting??

Not sure I understand where you plan to rivet with fiberfrax insulation included.
The heater boxes are bolted and not structural. The oil cooler plenum is riveted
directly to the firewall.
I...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By N427EF
Answer to one of your question

I see that you are dealing with multiple issues concerning firewall insulation.
Seeing that you have already done some research on the subject, I am sure you have come across Dan Horton's firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,551
Posted By N427EF
ForeFlight!!

Foreflight is definitely my go to flight planning software and even with the higher new price it is a bargain.
Pros:
1. Easiest downloads of any flight planning software that I know of.
2. Very...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By N427EF
NO

DO NOT PRIME ANYTHING INSIDE THE FUEL TANKS!!!
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By N427EF
From Lycoming Service Instruction No. 1427C

Don't know anyone who would be happy with that kind of oil consumption
but that is what it says in the service manual.
Jesse described a "normal range" for you, mine runs about 14hours per quart.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,616
Posted By N427EF
Can't argue with you BUT, I have seen the same...

Can't argue with you BUT,
I have seen the same and worse in older
certified planes.
Just something to consider when looking at a 50 year old
Cessna.
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,582
Posted By N427EF
wondering

wondering why this GDL 82 is not getting the attention.
GDL 52/51 seems to get all the reviews and yet almost everybody has some sort of ADS-b in already.
It is ADS-B out that seems to be the issue...
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,582
Posted By N427EF
Glad I waited

Glad I waited to ditch my Garmin 327.
This looks like a very neat and simple solution for a good price.
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By N427EF
Several options

As Carl pointed out, you have several places in the "chain" of linkages
to lengthen or shorten the push rods to achieve the distance needed in the last
linkage segment from the bell crank to the...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By N427EF
Not certain but

I think your skin needs to be underneath the forward skin.
I don't have the plans in front of me and it's been awhile but
ordinarily that skin would underlie the forward skin.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,692
Posted By N427EF
Dumb Question

Without advertising banners and pop ups, who pays for all of this?
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By N427EF
Mine looks almost identical using hard line and...

Mine looks almost identical using hard line and an AFP
fuel filter in the same location.
The return fitting to the tanks is also in the same location as Flandy10's
I did use a riveted fuel drain...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By N427EF
Same here

Especially where they enter the door frame.

You want the doors tight!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,771
Posted By N427EF
I think you nailed it, particularly where you...

I think you nailed it, particularly where you state that evaporation causes cooling.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,148
Posted By N427EF
Me too

Good advice and if you have any pressure between the spacers and the spinner plate, it will reduce to less than 1/4" as soon as you remove them.
My first RV-8 I wanted to keep it as small as...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,328
Posted By N427EF
Dual Battery

Another point of reference:
I mounted 2 batteries behind the baggage compartment where plans indicate.
Instead of one, I mounted 2x 15# Lead acid batteries similar to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,664
Posted By N427EF
Hangar inspection

I am adding this just for reference.
Our airport CCR Concord Buchanan has gone through a number of issues over the last few years from actively pursuing redevelopment and hangar rules so ornery we...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,501
Posted By N427EF
Almost any place

You can put that shunt anywhere convenient.
https://goo.gl/photos/XYZppLmGpDSejewr7

The pic shows a home brewed inline fuse arrangement for the shunt wires.
Some of my considerations for installing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By N427EF
With all the pre punched kits I can't think of...

With all the pre punched kits I can't think of anyplace that requires hole drilling
in large numbers.
Not only the fact that very few new holes have to be drilled on Vans kits but
the ones that do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,938
Posted By N427EF
One of our flying clubs on the field owns an RV-9...

One of our flying clubs on the field owns an RV-9 and it is very popular.
Not sure what the ownership agreement looks like but I believe it is one of those clubs that you have to buy a share of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,750
Posted By N427EF
I am quite impressed with your negotiating...

I am quite impressed with your negotiating skills, good for you
and now that you are a well informed pilot we can trust you with your new instructor.;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,750
Posted By N427EF
It's a free country

You can charge as much as you want for services and you can pay as much as you want for those services.



No one forces you to fly with an $95 per hour instructor.
As long as you knew about the...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,844
Posted By N427EF
Experimental

I agree!

Aren't you glad you have an "experimental" category airplane?
You actually get to build the airplane however you want, whether anyone considers a mod "mandatory or required".

Here are my...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By N427EF
Amen. What did you do with the other trim...

Amen.

What did you do with the other trim tab?


A simple $20 speed switch easily takes care of trim speed, if that is of
concern.

Just curious if you simply wanted to experiment or hoped to gain...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By N427EF
Absolutely! No benefit there but some builders...

Absolutely!
No benefit there but some builders choose to bring the return line outlet all the way to the other end of the tank.

I have a "constant flow" return system and fuel returns into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,244
Posted By N427EF
I don't think the problem is caused by a dimpling...

I don't think the problem is caused by a dimpling issue but rather by applying too much pressure to the rivet gun. The pressure I am referring to is not "air pressure" but the amount of push pressure...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,739
Posted By N427EF
What's more important?

As I mentioned before, I solved the issue by receiving some "instructions" in a friends RV-10.
This did not satisfy the insurance requirement but more importantly improved my confidence in handling...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,739
Posted By N427EF
Amen to that. Just how much is insurance to...

Amen to that.

Just how much is insurance to cover instructions Bob?
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,739
Posted By N427EF
It's hard to see how this helps anyone whose...

It's hard to see how this helps anyone whose airplane has not flown yet and is getting ready for the first flight and 40 hour phase 1.
Not blaming anyone here just realizing what a catch22 all of...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,739
Posted By N427EF
Bob

What about simply instructions without compensation?
I was the lucky recipient of some free hands on time in the left seat of an RV-10. Maybe share the cost or whatever makes it legal.
The insurance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,742
Posted By N427EF
Very Interesting

Love to hear more about your leaning procedures and as my tag line suggests,
I don't even believe everything I know anymore but you are defying 100 years of leaning procedures by simply suggesting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,742
Posted By N427EF
You mean "always" lean on the ground...

You mean "always" lean on the ground right???
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-15-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By N427EF
???

Unless you are routing the fuel lines outside of the belly there is simply no way for the fuel lines to be lower than the designated sump location in your fuel tank.
Even if the belly of your RV-10,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,232
Posted By N427EF
Red Cube Issue/sealant

Some time ago a batch of red cubes were sold with thread cuts
of insufficient depth. As a result, the in and out fittings would bottom out before they could completely seal.
I was the lucky winner...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By N427EF
This is what I did and the cheapest of all...

This is what I did and the cheapest of all options.
I am not one who returns anything to stores on a regular basis but I did return all the sand bags to HD for a refund.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,806
Posted By N427EF
Fuel flow test is a must

My DAR did not ask for a fuel flow test but I certainly wanted to know how well
my fuel system performs.
It is somewhat difficult to place your airplane in such a nose high attitude as to be 5...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,287
Posted By N427EF
Same problem as OP

This is the most widely encountered problem when using mogas and a misconception that results in people just giving up.

Most low compression engines, 8:1 or less and preferably fuel injected are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,333
Posted By N427EF
Balloon

A balloon inflated to its proper size is really all you need.
When inflating your tank, reduce your pressure setting on your
hose to a bare minimum so you don't accidentally over inflate.
You can...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-10-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,566
Posted By N427EF
Shadetree, sorry for your troubles. I painted my...

Shadetree, sorry for your troubles.
I painted my RV-10 using Loehle paint and of the many different paint products I have ever used, Loehle was by far the best in all aspects.

I believe Mike Loehle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,287
Posted By N427EF
How you spend your money is up to you and is no...

How you spend your money is up to you and is no one else's business.

Using mogas has never been about the money for me but the ability to use an alternative to 100LL. Let's face it, Tetraethyl lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,717
Posted By N427EF
Another reference

Built per plans including aluminum brake lines and no issues.
An occasional nose wheel vibration on fast taxi speed,
easily avoided by slowing down a bit.
Only non stock part is the beefy aftermarket...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,287
Posted By N427EF
2 different issues.

Although your 2 issues happened about the same time, it is not likely that either of those are related in any way.


I don't know anything about your history and "attempts" to run mogas.
It is quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,666
Posted By N427EF
The float bowl is not dumping the fuel, it's the...

The float bowl is not dumping the fuel, it's the float itself that shuts off fuel supply to the bowl in the full up position (or down as in upside down).
Someone correct me if I am mistaken.



That...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By N427EF
The stiffeners are of pretty thin material and...

The stiffeners are of pretty thin material and will easily expand a bit as a result of the dimple squeeze.
I would use the fluting pliers to straighten them out before riveting.
That stiffener will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,034
Posted By N427EF
From looking at your picture, the countersinks...

From looking at your picture, the countersinks are definitely not deep enough.
You should not be able to see daylight between the adjoining pieces.
When joining any two or even three pieces of...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,283
Posted By N427EF
That is what I did and it all turned out very...

That is what I did and it all turned out very nicely and still looks great 4 years
and over 400hrs of flying.

I used a fairly thick electrical tape "6mil" to elevate the masking perimeter just a bit...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,679
Posted By N427EF
As it pertains to an RV-10 static port. 1- I have...

As it pertains to an RV-10 static port.
1- I have never seen a static port cover for an RV (except by the painter)
2- If the static hose is disconnected you already have your alternate cabin ...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,679
Posted By N427EF
You missed the point

No one said you shouldn't install a " third" static port.

Simply saying it is not necessary and highly unlikely that you will encounter
an in flight static port blockage much less on both sides of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,406
Posted By N427EF
Things to consider

Not to start a debate on the pros and cons of gascolators but what you are proposing makes no sense.
The purpose of a gascolator is to collect water and contaminants and should be installed in the...
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