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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't know the answer to the question that has...

I don't know the answer to the question that has been raised, but I know who does.
Call Van's office tomorrow (503-678-6545) and ask to speak with Barb.
Explain the details and see what she says.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We have an ASES balancing system. It learns the...

We have an ASES balancing system.
It learns the balance influence of your temp weights (installed on the outside of the spinner) while you are going through the balancing process so you don't even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A cure searching for a problem?

A few things to consider.....

Completing a dynamic prop balance is not something done on a regular basis like an oil change. Once done, it may be many years before someone would have to consider...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,509
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In my opinion, "supposed" is the proper...

In my opinion, "supposed" is the proper statement. Apparently based on a few opinions?
Unless being operated in very harsh conditions and/or a huge # of hrs per year, there is strong evidence that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For those that choose to do a retrofit, there is...

For those that choose to do a retrofit, there is a complete set of instructions that will come with a retrofit mount/leg kit. They were developed while retrofitting the RV9A demonstrator.
Keep in...
Forum: Safety 08-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,885
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I assumed that the "forgot to turn on the ELT"...

I assumed that the "forgot to turn on the ELT" was in the context of not manually activated because descending under the CAPS in a low wind condition would be a mostly vertical decent which I think...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,893
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is understood that those would be common with...

It is understood that those would be common with training, so Yes, that was also considered.
The video is not comprehensive. There were many other test conditions that were done but are not included...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By rvbuilder2002
They are not on any SLSA, or part of any RV-12...

They are not on any SLSA, or part of any RV-12 avionics kit that was sold by Van's
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,893
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12iS design process included evaluating...

The RV-12iS design process included evaluating the entire airplane and considering what could be updated or improved.

Taken from the Van's web site....


Feature Improvements
But, that’s just the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,800
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The E-gap adjustment (internal timing), is...

The E-gap adjustment (internal timing), is setting the contact points opening point so that it occurs at the moment that the highest voltage is being induced by the magnet into the coil.
The timing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,800
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Internal timing (e-gap adjustment) will have no...

Internal timing (e-gap adjustment) will have no effect on the actual timing of the mag to the engine. Who ever installed the mag just didn't follow normal procedures or didn't do them correctly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Many of the Cessna's, Piper's, and others, are...

Many of the Cessna's, Piper's, and others, are tube engine mounts/frames as well with the nose gear attached to it.
Damaged firewalls are just an additional part of the failure mode when the nose...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,496
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is actually Van's Aircraft's second RV-14A...

It is actually Van's Aircraft's second RV-14A demonstrator that is based on the east coast with Joe Czachorowski, the east coast rep.

...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,938
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you do a bit of research on Nordlock washers,...

If you do a bit of research on Nordlock washers, you will find that they are quite reliable as safetying devices.

I have been working with this prop on RV-12's for 12 years now and have yet to find...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is generally an indication to proceed very...

That is generally an indication to proceed very carefully.... I.E., it is likely something that based on dealing with literally thousands of builders (and the mistakes they make).... typically in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Clarification for those that may not be familiar...

Clarification for those that may not be familiar with this type of testing......

The tests completed with drops are not just a simulation of what would happen if you stalled and dropped to a runway....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Already planned.... just not time to get it...

Already planned.... just not time to get it completed before OSH.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It sounds like your vibration issue was related...

It sounds like your vibration issue was related to one of the main gear legs and not the nose gear. Some of the same influences apply there as well ( roundness and balance of tire,etc)
Glad you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The axle assembly shipping with the new nose gear...

The axle assembly shipping with the new nose gear /engine mount is a Vanís designed and manufactured part.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Make sure the tee for the anti-siphone line on...

Make sure the tee for the anti-siphone line on the main vent line is pointed straight up. Even if the tank is really full, there should be no fuel dumping overboard in flight unless there is some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not saying that it couldn't be a bearing problem...

Not saying that it couldn't be a bearing problem but assuming that automatically could be missing the real cause.
As already mentioned, an out of balance wheel/tire can excite a motion, but an out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Or is...

Or is it?????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmHYWjEmkY&list=PLKkHlxLaos3W7voGdGc_mpmubIneBskiB&index=3
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My suggestion is confirm prop blades are at...

My suggestion is confirm prop blades are at exactly the same pitch angle (within .1 degree) and then have a dynamic prop balance done.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am not aware of any ULS powered iS version of...

I am not aware of any ULS powered iS version of the RV-12 that are flying yet (and I think only 2 or 3 are being built).

The two company RV-12iS airplanes that flew to OSH together are both 912iS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The factory RV-12iS with a 3 blade that flew to...

The factory RV-12iS with a 3 blade that flew to OSH was on display all week in front of the Rotax booth.

Photo taken at one of the enroute...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sorry to offend you. My post wasn't meant to...

Sorry to offend you. My post wasn't meant to question your knowledge or abilities. I don't know you, so my comment was based on the context of many of the questions you are often posting here on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yea, I should have read the original post a bit...

Yea, I should have read the original post a bit more carefully.
There are lighter versions of parallel valve 540 but I think they are all the carburetored 235 HP versions.
It is these parts that I...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some of your frustration seems to be because of...

Some of your frustration seems to be because of lack of knowledge with what is common and standard practice with aircraft engines.

There is no requirement that the tach. drive be capped if not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Sniped from the canopy section in Section 5 of...

Sniped from the canopy section in Section 5 of the construction manual
(you can access the entire document HERE (https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV-ALL_05.pdf))

For general...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As I wrote in my other post, the distance from...

As I wrote in my other post, the distance from the back side of the spacer bushing on a standard Hartzell propeller hub (with one thick washer installed as well), to the aft face of the hub where it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As Mike said, it is the official "Lycoming" name...

As Mike said, it is the official "Lycoming" name but what many people call Fly Wheel. It doesn't really have enough mass to warrant the Fly Wheel name, so I think Lycomings' name is more correct.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We made our own by breaking apart a used spark...

We made our own by breaking apart a used spark plug and welding an air fitting onto it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some engine models rated at lower HP were rated...

Some engine models rated at lower HP were rated that way because they were built to also be slightly lighter in net weight. This was done by using lighter weight internal components. I don't know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The orifice specified for the tester for a Rotax...

The orifice specified for the tester for a Rotax 912 is .040. That is the same diameter that is used for a Lycoming.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depending on how thick it is and where the edge...

Depending on how thick it is and where the edge is, it could have an influence on stall.
I have found the best practice for make bug removal easy is to keep the leading edges well waxed.
On our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One additional thought.... In the past, when a...

One additional thought....


In the past, when a 4 inch extension was required for the old style cowl, two 2 1/4" spacers were stacked together.

Measure the spacer you removed and make sure it is 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Make sure the new spinner back plate is flat. It...

Make sure the new spinner back plate is flat.
It is fairly common for them to be slightly cup shaped (which isn't a problem when the get captured between the prop extension and prop) and then it gets...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This thread totally cracks me up.... Posts drift...

This thread totally cracks me up....
Posts drift one way and another, twisting what has been said into different meanings and outright calling people liars when they say what they have personally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, I shouldn't have spoken in generalities (by...

Ok, I shouldn't have spoken in generalities (by saying aircraft).

The point is still valid. The wording in AC 39-7D covers it. They only apply if within the AD it specifically states that it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All depends on who you are talking too. There is...

All depends on who you are talking too.

There is letter that was published (after EAA pushed for an official response some years ago) by the FAA legal department stating specifically that AD's do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Mine renewed at the first of June and it was...

Mine renewed at the first of June and it was basically the same as last year. It did increase by about $30 because I increased the insured value.

Mine is handled by the fine people at Gallagher (Hi...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additionally, even a properly adjusted cap can be...

Additionally, even a properly adjusted cap can be a bit tight on the center seal.
If after lifting the latching lever you push in on the lever towards the cap it usually removes from the opening...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Kyle, Of course no one typically has to do this...

Kyle,
Of course no one typically has to do this This thread originally started as a discussion for do this as an optional part of the skinning process). But it also seems to be ignored that others...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The reason they are not installed earlier, is...

The reason they are not installed earlier, is that you don't want the guide plates to pull the frame into proper alignment every time it closes.
It is best to adjust the frame width slightly so that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The hole is expected to be knife edged and become...

The hole is expected to be knife edged and become slightly over sized but the countersink is still expected to be a specific size for a close fit of the dimple.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think I have provided enough info for those...

I think I have provided enough info for those that are truly interested and not just looking for their daily debate subject, so the only thing I will add is if you doubt the temp difference between a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And lack of belief does not make it untrue..... ...

And lack of belief does not make it untrue..... ;););)

I guess you missed my other post where I said the difference between tight and loose between two ribs is probably only a few thousandths of an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have built 20+ RV's. I think that has given me...

I have built 20+ RV's. I think that has given me enough experience to make a judgement on measuring the results, so my answer is yes.

BTW, I am not sure what others have said, but my tight as a drum...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You seem bent on arguing something that you are...

You seem bent on arguing something that you are just theorizing about. I have done it. I learned long ago that actual results trump my logical reasoning ever time.....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The caution is that you must avoid heating the...

The caution is that you must avoid heating the skin unevenly across its surface. Doing so can change the shape and cause fit problems. I think this is discussed somewhat in the article.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Have you ever layed your hand on an unpainted...

Have you ever layed your hand on an unpainted wing skin in the middle of a hot summer day? It is too hot to hold your hand on it.
If you remove an inspection cover and place your hand on the spar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Skepticism aside, the influence of heating skins...

Skepticism aside, the influence of heating skins during installation is real. That is why it was featured in the RVator at one point.

Understanding this requires thinking about the physics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If by ATS dimpler you mean ATS hand rivet...

If by ATS dimpler you mean ATS hand rivet squeezer, then that is likely at least part of the problem.

The skin thickness on the fuel tanks is .032". A dimple for a #8 screw in that thickness does...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,283
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Carbon can stick a valve real tight. I have seen...

Carbon can stick a valve real tight.
I have seen them needing to be driven out with a hammer and brass drift punch. Reamed, and all is good.
That doesn't automatically mean that would have been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,283
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is a relatively standard procedure to remove...

It is a relatively standard procedure to remove the valve and ream the guide with the cyl. still installed.
My opinion is that the valve itself is probably fine (based on the carbon coloration and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,267
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Technically, this is all that a DAR is required...

Technically, this is all that a DAR is required to do as well. Fortunately, the majority of DAR's (the good ones anyway) take a more personal involvement in the process. All of the DAR's I know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,267
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The FAA is a government agency funded by our tax...

The FAA is a government agency funded by our tax dollars. The FSDO is a regional office of the FAA that is there to do FAA business with those that need it.
If anyone ever gets less than the service...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The standard kit supplied sensors have a...

The standard kit supplied sensors have a resistance range from about 240 ohms empty, to about 30 ohms at full, when measured relative to airframe ground.
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If I were building an RV-10, that is the install...

If I were building an RV-10, that is the install method that I would use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The tail spring and the sock it inserts into...

The tail spring and the sock it inserts into should be parallel when the weight is removed from the tail wheel.
Even though the tail spring is tapered, you should be able to check for bend with a...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A few tenths difference in indicated fuel flow...

A few tenths difference in indicated fuel flow could easily be the level of precision that the FF computer is calibrated too.......
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not meaning to beat a dead horse but since it...

Not meaning to beat a dead horse but since it hasn't been discussed here for a while, there may be people new to the RV-10 community that are not aware.

Van's does not approve of drilling visor...
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