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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By David Paule
Beautiful shop! Comment on the 3/4" ply that the...

Beautiful shop!

Comment on the 3/4" ply that the video said that work bench was made of.... 1/2" ply is fine for drawers and backs of cabinets.

Also, I needed space for putting skins and panels and...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B project, I had a lot of trouble with...

On my RV-3B project, I had a lot of trouble with the wings. I went through something like four tanks, four outboard leading edges, four ailerons.... you get the idea. But I kept plugging. In the end,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By David Paule
More workbench is better than too little. Can't...

More workbench is better than too little. Can't have too much, as long as you can still move around the project.

The best top is that white melamine-coated particle board that the big box stores...
Forum: RV-4 08-16-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By David Paule
Are the cracks gelcoat cracks or do they go down...

Are the cracks gelcoat cracks or do they go down into the glass itself? Do they go down into the inside reinforcement?

For repairs of a recurring crack in the glass itelf, if you've already got a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-15-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,728
Posted By David Paule
Have to admit that I did think of converting an...

Have to admit that I did think of converting an RV-8(A) to jet power. It would have had two jet engines mounted outboard of the fuselage on struts like a Cri-Cri. Bigger engines, of course, and sized...
Forum: RV-3 08-14-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By David Paule
Ah, man - way cool! Dave

Ah, man - way cool!

Dave
Forum: RV-3 08-14-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By David Paule
What Steve said. Also, if the bottom skin isn't...

What Steve said.

Also, if the bottom skin isn't drilled yet, you can uncleco the top skin and back drill that one, too.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By David Paule
I had to remove a fuel tank rib. Besides heat...

I had to remove a fuel tank rib. Besides heat (and a heat gun is considerably hotter than a hair dryer, which I used) I found that a .020 music wire did a decent job.

This is the posting....
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By David Paule
I made my own pitch brackets but I think swapped...

I made my own pitch brackets but I think swapped the roll brackets out for Dynon. Might very well have used the Dynon since it's not a difficult switch.

Here's the pitch...
Forum: Primers 08-09-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By David Paule
The PPS disposable things are available for other...

The PPS disposable things are available for other spray guns as well. For those, you'll need an adapter. The adapters are made for a large number of different guns.

I understand that it's similar to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-07-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 222,383
Posted By David Paule
Tinypic and Alternate Photo Hosting Here

The www.tinypic.com site had a note saying that the service will be discontinued in 2019. It's already August 2019, so the clock is ticking. They said,

"While you may continue to host images from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By David Paule
I'd expect that with the peak temperatures...

I'd expect that with the peak temperatures occurring after shutdown, that a blast tube might be ineffective.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By David Paule
I have a free Imgur.com account that seems to...

I have a free Imgur.com account that seems to work well. I use it for my VAF build log. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=85658) I didn't at first, but more recently, I am. For...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-05-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 222,383
Posted By David Paule
Tinypic Going Away

A large number of earlier photos are posted on Tinypic.com. Apparently that's going away. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173954) If they don't have backup photos listed at...
Forum: Reviews 08-03-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By David Paule
They said...

They said (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWaC-KAhaJM) they are developing an RV-10 version, but I haven't seen anything beyond that.

Dave
Forum: Reviews 08-02-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By David Paule
Electric Airplane Tug

I got one of these (https://acairtechnology.com/product/ac-tracktech-t1x2/) this year for my non-RV.

It's easy to use and pushes the C180 around with plenty of power. My hangar has about a 1" lip...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 222,383
Posted By David Paule
After thinking about it some more, I decided to...

After thinking about it some more, I decided to make a free-standing roll bar rather than tying it to the seat bulkhead like the RV-3B plans show. The new approach will emulate an RV-4 roll bar...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-31-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By David Paule
Compressor Question

I have an air compressor that puts out 10.2 cfm at 90 psi, and 11.5 cfm at 40 psi. It has a 60 gallon tank.

I want to use a Devilbis Finishline 4 gun, requiring 13 cfm.

What sort of performance...
Forum: RV-4 07-26-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By David Paule
How about a piece of light rope? Tie loops in...

How about a piece of light rope? Tie loops in both ends, loop around the tailwheel assembly, and hook the winch hook through both loops. That's how I used to do it on my C180.

1/4" polyester rope is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,309
Posted By David Paule
Some EFIS systems include an optional backup...

Some EFIS systems include an optional backup battery. While that won't help an electronic ignition, it will at least keep the more important parts of the instrumentation alive.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By David Paule
PM sent. Dave

PM sent.

Dave
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By David Paule
Also recommend the 1/4" beam style. In addition...

Also recommend the 1/4" beam style. In addition to its normal function, it allows you to measure running torque, which you need to add to the specified torque to get the torque you use for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,790
Posted By David Paule
The "difficulty" simply means that it takes...

The "difficulty" simply means that it takes longer and you'd have to figure more things out. It's not actually hard.

Incidentally, there's one more or less standard technique that works well for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By David Paule
The Everclear comment reminded me that one tenant...

The Everclear comment reminded me that one tenant left a bottle of vodka behind when he moved out. I needed to clean a few things and that worked great. 60% alcohol and 40% water.

Didn't use it on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-17-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 222,383
Posted By David Paule
On this airplane, I'll be making a composite...

On this airplane, I'll be making a composite canopy frame rather than using the factory frame. That was a compromise I made with myself to build an aluminum airplane, since I do enjoy working with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,117
Posted By David Paule
For what it's worth, I'd pass on this kit for...

For what it's worth, I'd pass on this kit for both the corrosion and the zip-tied stuff attached to the flight controls. Now they might just be temporarily tied on to hold them out of the way, that's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By David Paule
Congratulations - this is a big step. Dave

Congratulations - this is a big step.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By David Paule
It's in "27 Years of the RVator." I read it...

It's in "27 Years of the RVator." I read it before starting my RV-3B wings and decided against it. The article wasn't exactly saying it was a good thing.

The best RV wings I've seen are on an RV-3B...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By David Paule
Look, I don't want to be snarky or anything, but...

Look, I don't want to be snarky or anything, but seriously, they can't be too hard to make. You'd need a sewing machine. Make a paper pattern and get enough material for a couple of practice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,590
Posted By David Paule
The 1/4" tube may be fine for one or just a few...

The 1/4" tube may be fine for one or just a few wires, but it's way too narrow for a Dynon network cable. I have 12 mm and 9 mm on order and one of those should work ok.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By David Paule
Do you drop the entire flower or just the...

Do you drop the entire flower or just the petals?

Do you have to have grown the flowers yourself or can you buy them at a flower shop?

Does their scent matter?

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By David Paule
I applied 1/16" Fiberfrax with a .020 titanium...

I applied 1/16" Fiberfrax with a .020 titanium overlay to the first 16"of the belly aft of the firewall. You can see the installation here....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,790
Posted By David Paule
Ah, man, that is so true. All of it. Dave

Ah, man, that is so true. All of it.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 222,383
Posted By David Paule
It finally sank in that this is the time to...

It finally sank in that this is the time to install the roll bar. Well, build and install the roll bar. But until the canopy is on, I didnít know just how high to make it. And the canopy canít go on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By David Paule
Dynon Forums Are Back Up

They are here:

https://forum.flydynon.com/

The old forums are down at the bottom of the page as read-only, but complete.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,426
Posted By David Paule
The OP didn't reveal where he lives, but if hail...

The OP didn't reveal where he lives, but if hail is an issue, or very high winds, you probably will want to keep it indoors.

Can't imagine putting all that work into something and then letting it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,790
Posted By David Paule
The F-4 is definitely buildable by a newbie....

The F-4 is definitely buildable by a newbie. It'll take more time than a prepunched or quickbuild kit, for sure, but you can do it. See https://www.f1aircraft.com/. The project is basically roughly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,790
Posted By David Paule
Also have a look at the Showplanes RV-8...

Also have a look at the Showplanes RV-8 modifications. (https://showplanes.com/ecom-prodshow/FB_8.html) Also their cowling. I've seen the canopy frame and that is first class. You get the fastback...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,105
Posted By David Paule
Not at all. Winglets change the span loading of...

Not at all.

Winglets change the span loading of a wing and therefore change the wing's bending load. In nearly every case this increases the bending load on a wing, which if the wing isn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,105
Posted By David Paule
More to the point, did you redo the wing's stress...

More to the point, did you redo the wing's stress analysis to account for the increased bending moment?

Did you reduce the allowed g rating?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By David Paule
My 1955 Cessna has screws. Over time, the holes...

My 1955 Cessna has screws. Over time, the holes in the cowl have gradually enlarged, so the recommendation for the Tinnerman recessed washers is a good one. Every once in a while I need to replace...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By David Paule
Dynon Forums Are Back Up

Here's the link. (https://forum.flydynon.com/)

Some, maybe all of the previous stuff is in the Previous Forums section near the bottom of the page.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By David Paule
What Mike said. Dave

What Mike said.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By David Paule
F-303 is the main spar bulkhead. Dave

F-303 is the main spar bulkhead.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,361
Posted By David Paule
It really is. It ought to be posted in the...

It really is. It ought to be posted in the general section or the tips section.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By David Paule
The tail spring, the "stinger," is heat-treated....

The tail spring, the "stinger," is heat-treated. Welding ruins the heat-treat. Given that yours has been welded, the only recourse is to replace it.

=========

On my Cessna 180, one year, I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By David Paule
Here's the site....

Here's the site. (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-3&doctype=all) Look for Service Bulletins. But heck, it's all worth knowing about, so have fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B wings, the Duckworks landing light...

On my RV-3B wings, the Duckworks landing light mount didn't come close to fitting. The lens, though, fit just fine.

I described it in my VAV blog, starting around post 82 or 83. There's a photo of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,077
Posted By David Paule
Wouldn't rely on that. Look closely. If any...

Wouldn't rely on that.

Look closely. If any rivets in a visible row are bad, figure that the ones you can't see are worse, perhaps much worse -- and skip that airplane.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,693
Posted By David Paule
The RV-3B isn't flying yet. But it will have...

The RV-3B isn't flying yet. But it will have switches and a push to start button. No keyed ignition or start switches, but a keyed canopy lock for when I'm away from home. At home, it'll live in a...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By David Paule
Thinking of some friends of mine who are building...

Thinking of some friends of mine who are building an RV-10. They had plans for a family, and sure enough, the first one gets to see the project in the shop. Might be worth having that discussion too,...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,954
Posted By David Paule
Your girlfriend is a wise person. You can share...

Your girlfriend is a wise person. You can share the cost and the other impacts with her and she'll have some good ideas.

One idea might be to buy a certified four-seater for now. Don't know how...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,361
Posted By David Paule
This...

This (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=160679&highlight=work+bench) is a somewhat easier work bench to make than the EAA one.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 06-26-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By David Paule
The AI I use for my C180 is pretty good. He could...

The AI I use for my C180 is pretty good. He could do it. Send me a PM or email and I'll get his contact information to you. He often works helping people with their homebuilts.

Also, stop by...
Forum: RV-3 06-25-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By David Paule
Look for a thread titled "RV-3B Operating...

Look for a thread titled "RV-3B Operating Limits," dated January 8, 2016, and authored by me. It's in teh RV-3 section here on VAF.

Dave
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By David Paule
It's been a while since I've used Polygone, but...

It's been a while since I've used Polygone, but if I remember correctly, it's a little difficult to remove. Washing it works for the final residue, or lacquer thinner... don't really remember. But...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By David Paule
I trim popsicle sticks to the shape I want. Any...

I trim popsicle sticks to the shape I want. Any shape, as long as it's small. Metal cutters and a file for clean up, with scissors also working.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 06-24-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By David Paule
Here's what I learned after pushing Van's support...

Here's what I learned after pushing Van's support a bit:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=13334

So in your data, there is no specified 20 degree flap speed other than the 100...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-24-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 222,383
Posted By David Paule
Steve, thanks for the tip about the stronger...

Steve, thanks for the tip about the stronger spring on the right.

I'm going to use the straps and attach them to the hole directly below the plans point. The return spring will go on the inboard...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-24-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 222,383
Posted By David Paule
The seat back is done, except for priming,...

The seat back is done, except for priming, painting and the addition of some oxygen bottle clips. And those I haven’t designed yet.

After drilling a few more holes in the bulkheads, I ran some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By David Paule
If those guys haven't talked you out of it, have...

If those guys haven't talked you out of it, have a look at this thread. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=121151&highlight=tank+sealant) I did that for a different reason and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,953
Posted By David Paule
Insulation, electrical outlets, lights and a...

Insulation, electrical outlets, lights and a heater.

Dave
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