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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By xblueh2o
This. ^ When I was trying to decide to rivet or...

This. ^
When I was trying to decide to rivet or screw the floor panels down I spent time talking with a bunch of 8 builders one year at OSH. The responses from both camps went essentially like...
Forum: Safety 03-18-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By xblueh2o
If the stainless hardware was on the exterior the...

If the stainless hardware was on the exterior the builder probably put them there for both esthetic and corrosion reasons. If they were on the interior they might have been for magnetic reasons.
The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By xblueh2o
Bryan is very good about answering...

Bryan is very good about answering questions.
Call or email him and get the straight scoop
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,526
Posted By xblueh2o
I think it boils down to management of the...

I think it boils down to management of the airport. Government or otherwise.
For years at the local airport people literally died on the hangar wait list. They kept a copy of the list posted on the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,477
Posted By xblueh2o
Slightly off topic but I just had to laugh about...

Slightly off topic but I just had to laugh about this. You should consider yourself lucky. The ADS-B reports are lightning fast by comparison.
Try getting your RVSM height monitoring report in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By xblueh2o
If it isn't too bad just plain old car wax will...

If it isn't too bad just plain old car wax will work.
We used Solvoil (the stuff you would have in a parts washer) on the exhaust shields of the T-28. That stain of fuel and oil baked on by the 1400...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By xblueh2o
Microfiber towel and a small bottle/tube of your...

Microfiber towel and a small bottle/tube of your favorite canopy cleaner.
Microfiber towel and locally sourced water to get the bugs off.

If you truly feel the need for some sort of moist towelette,...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-06-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By xblueh2o
This. What you hear from shop to shop will vary...

This.

What you hear from shop to shop will vary wildly based on where they are operating.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By xblueh2o
Without looking at the entire thing I can't make...

Without looking at the entire thing I can't make an informed opinion on why but I assume that the bolt you are talking about is an AN23 clevis bolt per the plans. I think you are on the right track...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-20-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By xblueh2o
I have flown an early 80s C206 that was recently...

I have flown an early 80s C206 that was recently painted by Corona Air Paint. A somewhat complicated scheme and they did a nice job.
I have lots of work from T&P. Also very nice work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By xblueh2o
Yep. Any FedEx printing place can laminate, punch...

Yep. Any FedEx printing place can laminate, punch and spiral bind. One can assume any other printing place can also perform the process.
Have you considered using an old 1" jepp binder? They are a...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-01-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By xblueh2o
There is an interpritation...

There is an interpritation (https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/practice_areas/regulations/interpretations/Data/interps/2009/Levy%20-%20(2009)%20Legal%20Interpretation.pdf)...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-01-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By xblueh2o
91.109(c) speaks to civil aircraft being operated...

91.109(c) speaks to civil aircraft being operated in simulated instrument flight.
91.109(c)(1)(i) says the safety pilot must be a PPL with category & class ratings.
91.109(c)(2) says the safety pilot...
Forum: Primers 10-17-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By xblueh2o
Agreed. Once you have scuffed during the etch...

Agreed. Once you have scuffed during the etch process and then done an Alodine treatment you should not have to do anything more than ensure the surface is dirt and oil free prior to applying primer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,418
Posted By xblueh2o
Keep your records. I did the same thing regarding...

Keep your records.
I did the same thing regarding paying as I went. When I purchased my QB kits I payed my use tax (this was before Van's started collecting Ca sales tax) via the state income tax...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By xblueh2o
In other applications I have chilled bearings in...

In other applications I have chilled bearings in dry ice and can say that on some with a 1-2 thousandth press fit that after chilling the bearing just dropped into place instead of having to drive or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 652,801
Posted By xblueh2o
I have a recollection the desired angle ended up...

I have a recollection the desired angle ended up trimming about .75" from the nose. Some people have re-used the original Vans nose rib. I chose to make a new one from scratch for two reasons.
1....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,788
Posted By xblueh2o
Easy enough to test. Pull the plug and do a...

Easy enough to test. Pull the plug and do a compression check.
If it is a leak/crack it will show itself instantly.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By xblueh2o
I think that is the skin stiffener that goes in...

I think that is the skin stiffener that goes in the fwd fuselage down in the lower baggage area.
Dwg 67 at C7
In the construction manual it is on page 8-20
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,183
Posted By xblueh2o
A friend of mine has a restored warbird that was...

A friend of mine has a restored warbird that was done something on the order of 30 plus years ago. At the time the interior was painted with rattle cans because that was what was available and in the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By xblueh2o
While in KMSO make it over to Mackenzie River...

While in KMSO make it over to Mackenzie River Pizza (https://www.mackenzieriverpizza.com/eat-missoula-south/). Get yourself an order of Lodge Poles with a Hot Hawaiian and a Moose Drool.

While in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,092
Posted By xblueh2o
Slick. Any guesses on what causes the slight...

Slick.
Any guesses on what causes the slight ≈300hz tone when it is firing? Are we hearing the gas flow through the valving?
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,849
Posted By xblueh2o
While I was typing away Bob beat me to it. I...

While I was typing away Bob beat me to it.
I think the big point to take away here is who owns the airplane during your checkout and work accordingly from there.

Mel, I am curious if you could...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By xblueh2o
Money spent on good tools is never wasted.

Money spent on good tools is never wasted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By xblueh2o
I have had very good luck with CRC Electrical...

I have had very good luck with CRC Electrical cleaner (https://www.crcindustries.com/products/qd-174-electronic-cleaner-11-wt-oz-05103.html). It will even clean old dried out fluid. Available at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By xblueh2o
Aside from the safest place to stand will be...

Aside from the safest place to stand will be right on the bullseye I think the lists above pretty much cover it.
One thing I would make clear in the briefing is passes below the stated minimum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,302
Posted By xblueh2o
I can confirm these reports are looked in to.

I can confirm these reports are looked in to.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By xblueh2o
Buying your first used Experimental Aircraft

Somewhat RV related so stay with me.
A co-worker is thinking about buying a completed and flying EAB aircraft. He has never owned/built anything experimental before so his entire knowledge base is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By xblueh2o
A full PPL course couldn't hurt. Especially if...

A full PPL course couldn't hurt. Especially if you have time to kill on your hands. Some things have changed in 10-15 years.
The good part is you can move at your own pace and spend extra time...
Forum: International 06-14-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By xblueh2o
You just hit the nail on the head regarding why...

You just hit the nail on the head regarding why people use handling agents.
They can be pricey but the good ones are worth their weight in gold.

When we do direct communication we find we have much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,557
Posted By xblueh2o
Looking at 14CFR§45.22(b) I think you could make...

Looking at 14CFR§45.22(b) I think you could make an argument that it might not apply in all cases.
To paraphrase the reg:
45.22(b) says a small U.S registered aircraft with an experimental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,557
Posted By xblueh2o
I have only a passing understanding of this...

I have only a passing understanding of this particular set of rules so I may very well be wrong, but... I don't think just having an "NX" tail number allows you to not display the Experimental. I...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,487
Posted By xblueh2o
I have two helmets. One with ANR and the other...

I have two helmets. One with ANR and the other with CEP.
I am finding as time goes on I like the one with CEP better. The T-28 would overpower the ANR until I had the prop back at cruise. I seriously...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By xblueh2o
Fixed or movable jaw? Is there a through hole in...

Fixed or movable jaw?
Is there a through hole in the fixed jaw you can punch through?
Is it possible remove the pins holding the yoke on the squeezer? If yes will pulling the yoke set off the...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-17-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By xblueh2o
The one near DFW is in Coppell. On the north east...

The one near DFW is in Coppell. On the north east side of the airport. Other side of 121 from Bass Pro. Not that have spent any time at either, every time I roll through town for training.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,505
Posted By xblueh2o
Depends on how long the sharpie mark has been...

Depends on how long the sharpie mark has been on.
If you put it on, do whatever you are going to do and then take it off it will come off with denatured alcohol. If it has been on a while it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By xblueh2o
Don't feel bad. I too was wondering how I was...

Don't feel bad. I too was wondering how I was going to pull that off when I noticed the extensions hanging on the wall while in the store for a different project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By xblueh2o
I drilled the Van's approved holes in my QB wing...

I drilled the Van's approved holes in my QB wing ribs using what looks like the same method. I put the step drill in the end of a drill extension I sourced from a local hardware store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By xblueh2o
I am familiar with the paper clip method but what...

I am familiar with the paper clip method but what is the paint stick offset?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,242
Posted By xblueh2o
Regarding the SA blog post and the comment that...

Regarding the SA blog post and the comment that there has been no innovation from Jepp since the Boeing purchase. That just isn't so. How do I know? Jepp sent a bunch of their software engineers...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,965
Posted By xblueh2o
6'5" 36" inseam. Sat in the demonstrator 14 at...

6'5" 36" inseam. Sat in the demonstrator 14 at Osh a couple years ago. I found it very comfortable with plenty of room between my head and the canopy and no issues with knees and instrument panels....
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,591
Posted By xblueh2o
Is it not possible to get a tap extractor in...

Is it not possible to get a tap extractor in there? You can get relatively inexpensive sets of extractors.
Forum: California 12-27-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By xblueh2o
Well? How did it go? The wind was howling today...

Well?
How did it go?
The wind was howling today from the north so I imagine it was bumpy.
As luck would have it I just happened to do essentially the reverse of your trip yesterday. Started in...
Forum: California 12-17-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By xblueh2o
I too would go down the valley first and then cut...

I too would go down the valley first and then cut across the mountains down near WJF, PMD, EDW especially if you plan on doing this during the winter months.
Summer time you will find coastal fog but...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-30-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,455
Posted By xblueh2o
Is it a result of the airframe vibration/camera's...

Is it a result of the airframe vibration/camera's rolling shutter or is the right side exhaust pipe on the 7 loose? Look at the take off at 6:40.
Forum: Primers 11-06-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By xblueh2o
One question. Are you planning on applying the...

One question. Are you planning on applying the primer followed shortly by the top coat or is the idea to prime during construction and then down the road apply the top coat when the aircraft is...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-02-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,744
Posted By xblueh2o
Well done! Now the hard part is keeping it...

Well done! Now the hard part is keeping it current.
What I would suggest is go IFR in one direction to keep current and hone your skills but then go VFR for the return leg just to enjoy the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By xblueh2o
Didn't Stein or EAA or somebody do a video on how...

Didn't Stein or EAA or somebody do a video on how to reassemble a vernier cable once you had goofed up and it fell apart?
I know it was linked here at VAF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,987
Posted By xblueh2o
Interesting. I also note the same feature where...

Interesting. I also note the same feature where they show up when looking at the sectional but are not depicted when looking at Foreflight Aero chart.
Curious indeed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,987
Posted By xblueh2o
Today's front page & Class E airspace

Seeing the article about Class E airspace got me thinking about something a former student of mine asked the other day that I couldn't find a good answer for. Wondering if there is anyone in the VAF...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By xblueh2o
Are you talking about the dab of Proseal at the...

Are you talking about the dab of Proseal at the trailing edge of the stiffeners?
I believe there was an issue with some rudder skins cracking near the ends of the stiffeners over the long term and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,521
Posted By xblueh2o
This is one of those things like the restriction...

This is one of those things like the restriction against using your mobile phone in the airplane. It isn't really the FAA, its the FCC.

47CFR§87.107 in short requires you to use either your N number...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-02-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,246
Posted By xblueh2o
This...

This (https://www.permagrit.com/hand-file-flat-coarse/) is what you are looking for. Spruce has them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By xblueh2o
I celebrated by going back and forth to...

I celebrated by going back and forth to Hawaii.
Does that count?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By xblueh2o
Already in contact with Tom. As was noted in...

Already in contact with Tom.
As was noted in another recent thread, he really is first rate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By xblueh2o
I saw them. Like everyone else they only have...

I saw them. Like everyone else they only have straight, 45 or 90.
I have been to Summit, Jegs, Holley, Russell, Phenix, Earls and untold other automotive "AN" suppliers along with every source for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By xblueh2o
AN to NPT adapters

Thought I would ask the VAF braintrust since I am sure this is out there somewhere but I just can't find it.

Does anybody make an adapter to go from AN to NPT like an AN823...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By xblueh2o
Transfer punch. Secure the stab in the correct...

Transfer punch.
Secure the stab in the correct position and then mark the spar from below through the structure with a transfer punch.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,002
Posted By xblueh2o
Drain it. Don't use it in your airplane. Don't...

Drain it. Don't use it in your airplane. Don't even think about it.

AvGas and Jet A will mix very easily with no easy way to tell without letting it sit for hours or days.
To test for the presence...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,415
Posted By xblueh2o
I have flown and cared for several show type...

I have flown and cared for several show type planes and just plain water works fine for bugs if you do it relatively soon after flying.
Spray it on or soak a rag and run it down the leading edge....
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,407
Posted By xblueh2o
The little bit I know about fuel farms and the...

The little bit I know about fuel farms and the requirements for them I find it hard to believe any solid contaminant as large as the flakes in the pictures could be pumped in. Anything is possible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By xblueh2o
More avgas.

More avgas.
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