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Forum: Primers Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By rvanstory
Here's a link to data sheet. Not sure how to...

Here's a link to data sheet. Not sure how to interpret VOC number???

https://www.paintdocs.com/docs/webPDF.jsp?SITEID=SWOEM&lang=E&doctype=PDS&prodno=P60G2

As far as how flammable, not really...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By rvanstory
Here's some pics of my storage. Nothing...

Here's some pics of my storage. Nothing sophisticated, but effective. Started with HD shelf brackets from Home Depot, similar to...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-17-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for posting. Once of my favorite spots...

Thanks for posting. Once of my favorite spots that I miss a lot. Didn't know it was back. GREAT NEWS!
Forum: Primers 09-14-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By rvanstory
I'm using Sherwin Williams wash primer on my 10. ...

I'm using Sherwin Williams wash primer on my 10. I like it a lot! I haven't tried brushing or rolling, I spray mine. Here's why it's been great for me:
1. Self etching - Just clean parts with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By rvanstory
Steve, I feel your pain! I had the same...

Steve, I feel your pain! I had the same frustration with this. Here is a post of how I overcame the obstacle. In my opinion, the problem starts with the Van's wedge. Once I abandoned their...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By rvanstory
Upon second look, I think Electrogunner is right!...

Upon second look, I think Electrogunner is right! (I didn't see his post until after I sent my response) This was a VERY tight fit and there is only one way to put the floor pans in. It does...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By rvanstory
I had a similar situation when installing the...

I had a similar situation when installing the WD-1004 on page 27-4. When I contacted Van's support, they said the reason for the call out in that section was due to thicker metal (WD-1004) being...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you all for the responses. I FINALLY found...

Thank you all for the responses. I FINALLY found the page regarding the flap adjustment rod. I'm now very comfortable I can build on. This rod will give me more than enough adjustment for the...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for responding Bill. I'm really going to...

Thanks for responding Bill. I'm really going to show my ignorance publicly here, but why is filling a hole with a "JB Weld" type epoxy bad in 4130? I assume structural integrity may be compromised...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By rvanstory
Mistake drilling Flap Tube Horns

Installing flap tube in section 40 of fuse build. After drilling horns, rechecked the angle using the Flap Horn Jig. Well, evidently, something shifted while drilling. #&*@#%*

I'm 3/32" off in...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By rvanstory
If I had to do it over, I think I'd do what Tom...

If I had to do it over, I think I'd do what Tom suggested about going forward into flap tube cover.

Here's what I did. 3 conduit runs per side. On that very last outboard rib under rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 103,895
Posted By rvanstory
"The Aviators" by Winston Groom. Gives...

"The Aviators" by Winston Groom.

Gives detailed accounts about the lives of 3 of aviations innovators and heros. Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle and Charles Lindbergh. Found all of their...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By rvanstory
I live in New Braunfels and am in process of...

I live in New Braunfels and am in process of building a 10. Not far enough along to let you sit in to judge space, but if you decide to build, I would like to meet you. I'm willing to share some...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,321
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for sharing this with the forum. I am on...

Thanks for sharing this with the forum. I am on this page of the build right now and will be very attentive to how this is done. If you have any further insights on possible cause, please let us...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By rvanstory
I made a similar mistake when building my...

I made a similar mistake when building my vertical stabilizer. I simply completed the row with 1/8" rivets all the way. Van's said oops rivets are fine for a hole or two, but not structurally...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By rvanstory
Front Tunnel Heat Ducts

I am on page 36-4 of RV-10 build. Putting in brake lines.

Last step is to rivet the heat duct onto tunnel walls. It says to use CS4-4 (counter sunk head) pop-rivet. Yet, no previous step...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,766
Posted By rvanstory
In his book, and on my Savvy reports, Mike says a...

In his book, and on my Savvy reports, Mike says a .5 spread is the acceptable GAMI spread limit for smooth LOP operations.
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for insights! I was on the fence. Now...

Thanks for insights! I was on the fence. Now I'm not. Build on as per plans.
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By rvanstory
Rear Baggage Bulkhead Access

Need advice from fellow builders who have been down this path before me.

Working on rear bulkhead panels now. Seems like you'd want to look into tail cone once in a while just to see how things...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,092
Posted By rvanstory
This is the route I took on my RV10 build. I...

This is the route I took on my RV10 build. I too am enjoying the fuse build, but it is taking longer than I thought. When I ordered, I told the ladies at Van's that I was doing a SB Fuse with QB...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By rvanstory
I had to modify the right bracket to accommodate...

I had to modify the right bracket to accommodate the radio stack angle for the Aerosport panel I'm using. Cut the bracket and back plate, support both with angle. Here's some pics. Hope this is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-29-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By rvanstory
Not a play on words, but it is ironic. I had the...

Not a play on words, but it is ironic. I had the "RV10" incorporated into my paint design. A picture of it hangs in my garage as motivation and everyone that see's it thinks it's my initials (Randy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By rvanstory
Building an airplane video

Thought I'd share this video link with the RV community.

I was approached several months back about participating in a short "documentary" about building an airplane. This is one video in a...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By rvanstory
Yes to your question. There is no step spelled...

Yes to your question. There is no step spelled out to countersink those holes, but you do need to. It's to allow the landing gear support to sit flush when installing it in a later step. I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By rvanstory
I built two of these with a 2" overhang on all 4...

I built two of these with a 2" overhang on all 4 sides (for clamps, vice, etc...) They work great! Some have done back rivet plate cutout. I did not. I did put carpet on one to reduce scratches....
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By rvanstory
I was worried I did something wrong until I saw...

I was worried I did something wrong until I saw your post Scott. I had fully set the pop rivets already.

Here was my solution... Slightly ground a little off the shop end just to get rounded...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By rvanstory
Vans Static Port Lines

Getting ready to attach the tail cone to the fuse. Before doing so, want to complete a couple of items in tail while it's still separated.

I'm using the stock Van's static line (pop rivet style),...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By rvanstory
Had similar issue. I turned out to be one of...

Had similar issue. I turned out to be one of the small rubber o-rings had cracked. That o-ring can be accessed by taking the air inlet fitting off (unscrew from body). You can then pull out the...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By rvanstory
Today is the day! I finished section 29! ...

Today is the day! I finished section 29! Posting here to celebrate! Seems like a milestone day.

I now know why it's referred to as the "infamous section 29". Bending longerons, trial...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you David! That did the trick! Couldn't...

Thank you David! That did the trick! Couldn't believe it looked that far off. I appreciate the help on this one!
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By rvanstory
Fuse Floor Pans

In process of putting in front floor pans on RV10. All is going well EXCEPT, the holes that are to be riveted to the lower fuse channels are WAY off! Match drilling all went well, but now, they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,752
Posted By rvanstory
From someone that currently has a partner in his...

From someone that currently has a partner in his certified plane and is building an RV10 with intent to sale 1/2 to existing partner, here's my 2 cents worth...

Having a partner in my certified...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By rvanstory
FWIW, I had a radio noise issue in the Mooney I...

FWIW, I had a radio noise issue in the Mooney I currently fly. It was intermittent and very hard to find the issue. (my avionics shop wanted to replace the audio panel).

Turned out to be the USB...
Forum: Tools 01-30-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,994
Posted By rvanstory
Dave, Some might see your reply as humor, I see...

Dave,

Some might see your reply as humor, I see it as a genius idea! Sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones. :D
Forum: Tools 01-29-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,994
Posted By rvanstory
Perfect! Thanks for sharing this. Just...

Perfect! Thanks for sharing this. Just yesterday I was complaining to my "bucking bar buddy" how every time I need a tool, it's always on the other side of the plane. This will eliminate that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By rvanstory
From my experience, if you're comparing to a...

From my experience, if you're comparing to a Bonanza, most single engine airplanes will sound like a Jeep. I have flown many Cessnas, owned a Piper, a Lancair and now a Mooney (building and RV10). ...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By rvanstory
Rear Vent

In section 29 working on vent doors. I'm on step for final drill and counter sinking for rivets. Instructions say to counter sink outer skin. The rest of the skin is dimpled. And the vent parts...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By rvanstory
Painting Fuse with Aerosport panels

In process of building fuse for RV-10. I plan on using Aerosport interior panels wherever possible (side panels, tunnel console, headliner, etc...)

If any of the metal is showing, I'd want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,262
Posted By rvanstory
Nice job! I'm building an RV and never fully...

Nice job! I'm building an RV and never fully realized all the differences between their models. Since I wanted 4 seats, my choice was simple. For others trying to decide, this is an easy way to...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-16-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By rvanstory
Look at Aeropoxy Lite. It's a filler that's...

Look at Aeropoxy Lite. It's a filler that's perfect for joints. It is flexible when cured so it won't crack with the flexing of the structures between the joints. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-16-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By rvanstory
I hate it when people answer a question I did not...

I hate it when people answer a question I did not ask. Yet here I am, doing it myself.

I just attended the EAA Fiberglass workshop for RV's in Oshkosh. It was excellent!! It totally demystified...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for quick reply. That's what I assumed,...

Thanks for quick reply. That's what I assumed, but with didn't want to use the wrong one if it avoids having to order another 6' piece of aluminum down the road.
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By rvanstory
Roll Construction Angles

On Page 29-4 for RV10 getting ready to roll my side skins. Step 2 gives me dimensions for making F-1070a&b Roll Construction Angles, but can't see which stock I'm suppose to use.

Do I make this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-01-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,556
Posted By rvanstory
Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By rvanstory
Mark, I work in Houston quite often. Would love...

Mark,

I work in Houston quite often. Would love to meet you and see your project some time. Sending you a PM.

Thanks for response!
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By rvanstory
Section 29 Advice

Finished section 28 today! Getting the bolts out of the gear mounts was a royal PITA. But, it's done now!

Next is section 29. Since many have referred to this as the "INFAMOUS section 29",...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By rvanstory
Thought I'd follow up with what I found in case a...

Thought I'd follow up with what I found in case a future building runs into this and has a question. Pulled the support structure out (which, BTW is a pain to get these bolts back out with so...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By rvanstory
No. That parts fine. I'm talking about the...

No. That parts fine. I'm talking about the lower outside part at the corner of it, but the area that has the holes in it for the shop head of the rivets in the part it should sit flush against. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By rvanstory
Landing Gear Tube Install

I am on page 28-17 Step 1 for RV10 fuse floor. In this step it instructs to temporarily install landing gear tube structure in order to match drill holes for permanent installation.

Everything...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By rvanstory
I realize this could be totally unrelated since...

I realize this could be totally unrelated since you seem to have pin-pointed the 430 as the source, but wanted to share an experience with breaking squelch in my plane.

Currently fly a Mooney 201...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By rvanstory
If I remember right, I was able to get squeezer...

If I remember right, I was able to get squeezer on two inside rivets. Blind riveted the other two for reasons you mentioned.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By rvanstory
Is this the set-up you want to do? ...

Is this the set-up you want to do?

http://i68.tinypic.com/29bg3uu.jpg

Here's a link to the article explaining the...
Forum: Primers 10-15-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By rvanstory
Here's why I decided to prime with the Sherwin...

Here's why I decided to prime with the Sherwin Williams primer that Van's uses.
1. I ordered QB wings. Since Van's uses this on part of my build, decided it should be good enough for all the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By rvanstory
I'm also a fan of Isham Tools. Their customer...

I'm also a fan of Isham Tools. Their customer support has been EXCELLENT and the tools have all worked very well.
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,463
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you all for your advice and insights. ...

Thank you all for your advice and insights. Thought I'd share what I've learned so far from this post for the benefit of future readers considering the same issue.

I've never heard of "glass...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,463
Posted By rvanstory
Is black on fiberglass worse than on metal for...

Is black on fiberglass worse than on metal for any reason other than heat?
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,463
Posted By rvanstory
Black Paint Advice

I am working with Scheme Designers on a paint scheme for my RV10. I REALLY like a particular design, but there's a catch. The top 1/3 of the plane over the cabin is black (which looks great) but...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By rvanstory
FWIW, my tool kit (from Isham) had a 3/16"...

FWIW, my tool kit (from Isham) had a 3/16" countersink in the kit. I used that and it worked just fine for #12 holes.
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By rvanstory
No opinion on icybreeze. But my airplane partner...

No opinion on icybreeze. But my airplane partner has this one. Works well. Smaller dimensions. Doesn't double as a drink cooler, but got Aviation Consumer's best buy for coolers. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,922
Posted By rvanstory
Not in Australia, so no info on specific...

Not in Australia, so no info on specific question, but did want to offer my 2 cents about primers.

I used the Sherwin Williams P60G2 Industrial Wash Primer that Van's uses in their QB options. It's...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By rvanstory
Rivets look to be ok as is. Here's some things...

Rivets look to be ok as is.

Here's some things I've learned through the build so far.
1. If a rivet appears to be structurally sound, leave it alone. In trying to replace a rivet that's less...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you for clarification! I usually enjoy...

Thank you for clarification! I usually enjoy showing my ignorance in a public forum. In situations like this, my dad used to say "if that were a snake, he would have bit you"!:)
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