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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-25-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Those recommednations will only cover the fuel...

Those recommednations will only cover the fuel hoses. There is a lot more to the rubber parts / hose replacement than fuel hoses.

Lockwood Aviation (https://lockwood.aero/) (in Sebring FL) has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If there was a concern about drilling holes in...

If there was a concern about drilling holes in the gear leg for the leg fairing attach screws, they would have never been specified there originally, and/or they would have been deleted when the new...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I wouldn't have any concern with someone pulling...

I wouldn't have any concern with someone pulling an RV-10 with the tail tie down.

Pulling it using the steps would give me some concern it it was being done on the ends.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-18-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,994
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Vno is the start of the yellow arc range in the...

Vno is the start of the yellow arc range in the following document -

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/airspeed-indicator-markings-by-model/
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-18-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,994
Posted By rvbuilder2002
John, The article was written as applicable to...

John,
The article was written as applicable to all RV models so it does apply to the RV-9 as well, but don't confuse that article with being the reason for the 160 HP recommendation for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The struts are still under very high pressure...

The struts are still under very high pressure even when they are fully extended so my opinion it that it makes no difference.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-16-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,994
Posted By rvbuilder2002
John, This post is not made with the intent to...

John,
This post is not made with the intent to pick at you personally, just to reemphasize the reason that the RV-9 has a maximum recommended engine HP of 160, and hopefully get more people like you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,773
Posted By rvbuilder2002
They can be installed on a 6 as well (in fact...

They can be installed on a 6 as well (in fact that is what they were Beta tested on).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,773
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is a good possibility that there would be...

There is a good possibility that there would be some slight misalignment screw holes in the cover because of the differing radii that the doubler and cover would be installed at, but it might be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can't help but feel like a shot...

I can't help but feel like a shot messenger.....;)

I don't see that I implied that you could use a loop hole. S.B.'s are purposely issued applying to all aircraft certification levels and the hope...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I assume your airplane will be certified as an...

I assume your airplane will be certified as an E-AB so you are not by any regulation required to comply with the SB.
But even if someone disagreed with that, what you built is not an aircraft until...
Forum: Safety 02-13-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,280
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is fully possible for there to be FOD...

It is fully possible for there to be FOD contamination in one or both of the carbs and not fins anything in the float bowls.

This has been the cause of quite a few difficult to troubleshoot 912 ULS...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-14A and RV-14 prototypes have different...

The RV-14A and RV-14 prototypes have different rudder trim compensation as well (the 14A has a wedge adding a little bit of right rudder trim.... the 14 has a wedge adding a little bit of left rudder...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm not Greg but I think I can cover this...

I'm not Greg but I think I can cover this one...... ;)

With the time of compliance given as "At or before the next annual condition inspection", the risk judgment has already been made for you...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,193
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The cost quote I remembered from the video was...

The cost quote I remembered from the video was "less than half the current cost of a Cont. O-200, which I think is currently around $24K (the reason I wrote 12K)
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,193
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Maybe...... will depend on the airplane it is...

Maybe...... will depend on the airplane it is intended for.

Their final goal weight is still a bit higher (15-20 lbs) than the fully installed weight of a Rotax 912. Not huge, but a factor that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,409
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Probably would work fine in winds wheret the only...

Probably would work fine in winds wheret the only concern is about the airplane getting turned/moved slightly, but in instances where weather is severe and you really hope to keep a light airplane...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By rvbuilder2002
By calipers do you possibly mean the master...

By calipers do you possibly mean the master cylinders for the brake pedals?

The calipers are the parts that teh brake pads are mounted to, that squeezes the brake disks.
The wheels, disks, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, and no. The landing gear attachment is the...

Yes, and no.

The landing gear attachment is the same for both (the base fuselage is the same for both models)

The wheels / brakes are different.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-10-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Thanks all, for the input.

Thanks all, for the input.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-08-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Mar de Cortes International Airport, near Puerto Peņasco Mexico

I haven't taken the time to do any searching in the archives (yet), but wondering if there is anyone that can share recent experiences flying from the U.S., into Mar de Cortes International Airport,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, it is a -0 wing

Yes, it is a -0 wing
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Oops, your right Mel. I never have anything to...

Oops, your right Mel. I never have anything to do with those and forgot :rolleyes:

Edit done in my post
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An aircraft with a STANDARD category Certificate...

An aircraft with a STANDARD category Certificate of Airworthiness (FAA 8100-2 Form) like the typical Cessna, Piper, etc. that people are accustomed to are referred to as Certificated. It meets the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you are simply debating proper use of the...

If you are simply debating proper use of the English language, then I agree with you.... certificate is the root word of certificated.

But this is an aviation forum. We deal in the specifics of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of the people in the FAA, DAR's, etc., that I...

All of the people in the FAA, DAR's, etc., that I work with indicate that it is the exact opposite.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Gliding is usually the result of loss of engine...

Gliding is usually the result of loss of engine power.

On a Rotax 912, the engine (and propeller) stops turning with loss of engine power.

The drag flat plate area of the 3 blade prop when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I may be off a bit (memory is going bad) but I...

I may be off a bit (memory is going bad) but I think it is just shy of 6 lbs lighter.
Seemed hard to believe when we first weighed it but each blade is quite a bit lighter than the what a 2 blade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,265
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This thread should probably have been started in...

This thread should probably have been started in the RV-12 forum.
Then maybe more people would realize that the post was about a Rotax 912, not a Lycoming:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,647
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of the factory demonstrators are maintained...

All of the factory demonstrators are maintained using Griot's Best of Show Spray Wax
It is fast to apply / buff using a micro fiber towel and it doesn't leave any white wax build-up around rivets,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-05-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,994
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Correct I agree and I don't think anyone would...

Correct



I agree and I don't think anyone would dispute that. The problem is that there is often a misunderstanding of what design speeds should be obeyed, and how they impact they way the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-04-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,994
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, same speeds but the RV-9 is designed for...

Yes, same speeds but the RV-9 is designed for utility category limit loads and the rest are designed for aerobatic limit loads.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-04-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,994
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is these type of comments that make those that...

It is these type of comments that make those that know, take pause.

Vne has little to do with the reason that a 160 HP engine is the largest recommended for an RV-9.

It is Vno (otherwise known as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the specified inspection procedure is the...

I think the specified inspection procedure is the same for the 3 blade as for the 2 blade. It is not that big of a deal after getting a little experience doing the blade adjustment.

One benefit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By rvbuilder2002
David, I am glad to hear that your experience...

David,
I am glad to hear that your experience parallels what we discovered.

That the original 3 blade with wide cord blades did not perform up to the level of the two blade. We just didn’t feel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, some detailed testing was done in...

Yes, some detailed testing was done in conjunction with some other testing that was happening and the data indicated that benefit from the use of the shroud was net neutral.
No negative impact, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Pretty much guarantied to break, in my opinion. ...

Pretty much guarantied to break, in my opinion. Particularly with one leg tied to the engine mount.
In how much time? Hard to say. 50 hrs? 200 hrs? there are so many other factors that have an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,072
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Leaving the pump on produces the best result. If...

Leaving the pump on produces the best result. If it is off, the same vacuum that makes it difficult to remove the bowl during maintenance will allow very little flow.
The pressure is low....... it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,409
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have never heard that, but if it had shown it...

I have never heard that, but if it had shown it self to be a problem, there are lots of bolts and screws that would be a concern as well.

It is best to leave the tail tie down ring permanently...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,941
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Pretty much zero similarity.

Pretty much zero similarity.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes and no. It is specified in CFR8130.2J (the...

Yes and no.

It is specified in CFR8130.2J (the document that spells out all of the rules for aircraft certification) that when an airworthiness certificate and operating limitations are issued, that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No. This is one of the gaps that exists in the...

No.

This is one of the gaps that exists in the details but the intent of that alternate requirement is for Experimental LSA.
Since ELSA is a by product of a certified SLSA, the inspection procedure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is. There is a whole bunch of different...

There is.
There is a whole bunch of different operating limitations (I only listed one of them).

Another one is - An experimental aircraft builder certificated as a repairman for this aircraft
under...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A point that seems to be being missed by some in...

A point that seems to be being missed by some in this thread is that there are no FAR's or other documents that detail what the rules are for inspections in an E-AB aircraft (and that is one of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As already mentioned, every single word (After...

As already mentioned, every single word (After 43.1) in FAR 43 has no relevance to an experimental amateur built aircraft.

The only rules relative to a condition inspection on an experimental are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By rvbuilder2002
None Van's has never sold epoxy resin wing tips

None

Van's has never sold epoxy resin wing tips
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
43.1 Applicability. (a) Except as provided in...

43.1 Applicability.
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (d) of this section, this part prescribes rules governing the maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is also important to separate rule that apply...

It is also important to separate rule that apply to certificated aircraft from rules that apply to experimental.

FAR 43 in its entirety, does not apply to experimental aircraft (FAR 43.1 (b) (1)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,107
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If that is the exact wording you put in the...

If that is the exact wording you put in the aircraft log book, then I would argue that it was not legal to fly even after the discrepancies were resolved (unless 12 calendar months hadn't yet passed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is an absence of air on a good portion of...

There is an absence of air on a good portion of the busing where it is inserted into the spinner so the anaerobic action does occur, and it does work with other than metal parts.
The problem is that...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One option is using the procedure detailed in...

One option is using the procedure detailed in Section 5 of the manual.
Forum: Safety 01-24-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,425
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No The only change in the certification process...

No

The only change in the certification process was because of the chute.

From the start they designed the airplane to have the chute. BRS consulted in the airplanes design so that it would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From what I have seen in the past, being involved...

From what I have seen in the past, being involved with this issue with lots of different RV's, either one of us could be right.

Only flight testing will prove who is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Roger that, sorry. I didn't get that from your...

Roger that, sorry.
I didn't get that from your other posts when you were saying it was the Lancair standard.

Us caution with the adjusting method you are using. It is very possible to have a non...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As mentioned previously, the location of the...

As mentioned previously, the location of the static port could be fine with the problem simply being that is is the wrong port ( wrong shape).
This is a very common problem which has had a very easy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Issues are tracked and investigated ( that is...

Issues are tracked and investigated ( that is easier to do if you mention a plans page and step #)
There is a stickied thread at the top of the RvV-14 thread that has been used to log /report...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am not aware of them ever drilling pilot holes...

I am not aware of them ever drilling pilot holes for static ports.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The simple way to deal with the aft end is to...

The simple way to deal with the aft end is to leave the tail weldment in place and make a tube with a welded on tie down ring that slides into it.

The RV-7A demonstrator is configured this way. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am 99% sure that the QB assembly facility has...

I am 99% sure that the QB assembly facility has never installed static ports so I am pretty sure that mistake was done by the builder.

For the OP, there is a lot of data that indicates that the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some people find this helpful....

Some people find this helpful.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/sliding-canopy-installation/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Greg may have additional info, but the primary...

Greg may have additional info, but the primary motivation for designing the optional handle was to provide additional leg clearance for bigger/taller sized pilots.

Replacing the "t" handle with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An even more likely cause is that the wrong...

An even more likely cause is that the wrong static ports were used.
Are you the original builder?
Do you know what static ports are installed (Van's, aftermarket)?
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