VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 1.48 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: David Paule
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) Today, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,520
Posted By David Paule
That assumes that the empennage is the critical...

That assumes that the empennage is the critical flutter part. How will you know, short of a real flutter test program, if you're right of not?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By David Paule
Ask the auto body shop manager for his best guy...

Ask the auto body shop manager for his best guy for this. It wont be any trouble for him at all. I've had two problems in aluminum, both worse than this, repaired this way. One was on my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-14 Today, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By David Paule
No, no, no. It'll be harder to rent the house out...

No, no, no. It'll be harder to rent the house out and you'd still have to commute. Rent the condo out, live in the house, build the plane, and then move back to the condo if you want to afterwards,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By David Paule
Go to a good auto body shop and hire their best...

Go to a good auto body shop and hire their best sheet metal guy for some after-hours work. It's remarkable what they can do.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By David Paule
I don't know if this is the real reason for...

I don't know if this is the real reason for mounting them on the left, but it's what I was taught.

Since most patterns are to the left, most low-speed turns are, too. The left wing has lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By David Paule
Note that the stall warner that Van's sells is a...

Note that the stall warner that Van's sells is a singe-point AOA. It's intended for this sort of event.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,981
Posted By David Paule
It's only fair to mention that I no longer need...

It's only fair to mention that I no longer need one. I now have an AC TrackTech T1X2, which more than meets my...
Forum: Tools 01-20-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By David Paule
MINUS one for Cleaveland's #40 drills, at least...

MINUS one for Cleaveland's #40 drills, at least or the batch I got in '12. They were mis-sharpened and would not drill a #40 hole. I like Cleaveland and everything else I've gotten from them has been...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By David Paule
Prices typically go up in the first three or four...

Prices typically go up in the first three or four months of the year sometime.

I'm building an RV-3B and have saved the price lists for that plane. The increases were all between 0 and 3 percent...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By David Paule
Sell the condo, buy a house with a garage. A big...

Sell the condo, buy a house with a garage. A big garage.

Really.

Dave
Forum: Rocket 01-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,552
Posted By David Paule
I don't think that's been established yet. So...

I don't think that's been established yet. So far, all I've seen are three photos showing damage. The actual incident investigation will figure out what did happen and then we'll know too.

So let's...
Forum: Rocket 01-18-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,552
Posted By David Paule
Yep -- but we don't know the condition when the...

Yep -- but we don't know the condition when the failure occurred. We only can see the condition now, in the hangar, following (perhaps) some maneuvering to make the airport. So it's premature to...
Forum: Propellers 01-18-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By David Paule
Plus shipping both ways, not cheap for a 3-blade...

Plus shipping both ways, not cheap for a 3-blade prop.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By David Paule
I have both a 2X and a 3X gun. I use the 2X on...

I have both a 2X and a 3X gun. I use the 2X on the -3 rivets and the 3X on the -4 rivets, at the same air pressure. Saves adjusting pressures and maybe forgetting.

The ACAT gun from The Yardstore is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By David Paule
Try Knisley Exhaust....

Try Knisley Exhaust. (https://knisleyexhaust.com/contact-us/) They might be able to tackle it.

In Trade-a-Plane, www.awi-ami.com, 800-884-6201 ahows photos of engine mounts on their ad. They are an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By David Paule
The nearest Lycoming engine to the version you...

The nearest Lycoming engine to the version you want will have a parts manual. Buy it. It'll have pictures and lists of the parts you need.
Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,975
Posted By David Paule
I'd think that if the airplane was built in...

I'd think that if the airplane was built in accordance to the plans, is an RV, and is loaded within the CG limits, that the speeds Van's has for Vne are a sufficient restriction. Testing should not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,975
Posted By David Paule
You got lucky. Very, very lucky. Dave

You got lucky. Very, very lucky.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,805
Posted By David Paule
Regarding prop ground clearance (and other...

Regarding prop ground clearance (and other things), don't design for nominal. Design for those annoying off-nominal times.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 242,477
Posted By David Paule
Templates

I made some templates to transfer the correct fair shape to the foam, once I have it glued up. These are thin plywood. The lines at the left are where the panel goes.

The bottom template is the...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,694
Posted By David Paule
I'd suggest avoiding a used helmet. Damage to the...

I'd suggest avoiding a used helmet. Damage to the composite is hard to identify without removing the paint and internal things.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,313
Posted By David Paule
Note that to work, it needs to lift the...

Note that to work, it needs to lift the airplane's wheel off the ground so that it's weight can be added to the towbar's weight for traction.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,313
Posted By David Paule
Depending on the block and tackle ratio, you can...

Depending on the block and tackle ratio, you can get plenty of force. I used a 3:1, I think, and the C180, with fuel, weighs about 2,000 pounds. In another hangar I tried a 4:1 and the problem there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,313
Posted By David Paule
Can you build a Vee of steel tube or pipe that...

Can you build a Vee of steel tube or pipe that attaches to the nose gear at the apex, and hinges to your car at the ends? Then you could use the car to push it inside.

Another alternative, a bit of...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-09-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By David Paule
Microballoons

What's a good way to transfer microballoons from their open bag to the mixing cup?

The way I did it yesterday, they float all over the place.

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-09-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 242,477
Posted By David Paule
A scale that reads in 1/10 grams is definitely...

A scale that reads in 1/10 grams is definitely easier to use than one that goes to 1/100. For larger quantities I'll use that.

The syringes definitely leak. You can see a few drip marks on the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-08-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 242,477
Posted By David Paule
Epoxy and Microballoon Practice

It's been a while since I worked with epoxy and microballoons and foam, and since I had enough stuff to work with, I decided to make a practice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By David Paule
I don't have a sign, but you might try a Dremel...

I don't have a sign, but you might try a Dremel with a suitable tool. If one of their sanding drums will fit, it ought to work.

Dave
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-07-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By David Paule
Photo Test

Here's a shot of the truck carrying the first kits for my RV-3B back in May 2012. Can you see...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-06-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 242,477
Posted By David Paule
Thanks very much for your support! Progress will...

Thanks very much for your support!

Progress will continue to go in bits and chunks for a while, as my recovery continues. But I hope, always in a forward direction.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By David Paule
With my rivets in plastic water bottles, if they...

With my rivets in plastic water bottles, if they fall, few escape, even with the cap off. They are easy to see besides being labeled. After 7 1/2 years, I'm convinced that this is a very workable,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-03-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 242,477
Posted By David Paule
Hereís the stack with some work ahead, like...

Hereís the stack with some work ahead, like gluing, filling, shaping, smoothing, etc. You know, like all the work. But at least the void is filled.

https://i.imgur.com/CvutA4a.jpg

The photo is also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By David Paule
I pick up the occasional dropped rivet and toss...

I pick up the occasional dropped rivet and toss it in a container. Then once in a while I go through and use a digital caliper to measure and sort the rivets. There aren't so many that it's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By David Paule
Here's an example showing the work platforms I...

Here's an example showing the work platforms I made for my RV-3B fuselage. These work really well, although I did have to carve out space for some systems added...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-01-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 242,477
Posted By David Paule
The canopy fairing often is fabricated after the...

The canopy fairing often is fabricated after the canopy is attached to the frame and installed on the fuselage. That way, with everything in place, the shape can be developed. My approach is a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By David Paule
They don't appear to be RV-3B parts either, nor...

They don't appear to be RV-3B parts either, nor are they tools for an RV-3B.

Dave
RV-3B, now starting the canopy frame
Forum: RV-4 12-29-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B, I used Howe Fittings, the wooden...

On my RV-3B, I used Howe Fittings, the wooden gadgets, to help with the shape.

https://i.imgur.com/sxHHoen.jpg

These changed the angle of the tiedowns and gave a better shape.

If the leading edge...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-28-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By David Paule
Where possible, I used holes in things with Van's...

Where possible, I used holes in things with Van's plastic bushings. In a few places, I used Adel clamps.

https://i.imgur.com/7PpoET4.jpg

I hate zip-ties and avoid their use where ever possible,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By David Paule
I'm showing around 190 mb on my hard drive for...

I'm showing around 190 mb on my hard drive for the contents of the thumb drive. That includes some general RV stuff as well as the actual plans.

Dave
Forum: Primers 12-26-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 28,092
Posted By David Paule
Turns out that many primers are like that. Their...

Turns out that many primers are like that. Their main corrosion protective feature, as far as I can determine, is as a barrier.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By David Paule
Modest suggestion - after discussing the various...

Modest suggestion - after discussing the various different characteristics of the various airplanes with her, ask your wife which plane to get, and then take her recommendation.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,233
Posted By David Paule
With good insulation, my attached garage always...

With good insulation, my attached garage always stays within 40 to 80 F, without any help. It's wired for 220 V, which lets me run a decent compressor and electric radiant overhead heat. I've also...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,093
Posted By David Paule
Without the Airplane

For a 2-screen, 2-com panel with ADS-B in/out, exterior lights, an IO-360, 200RV prop, 60 amp alternator, regulator, governor, but no airplane, the price runs a cool $63,304.

This does not include...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,093
Posted By David Paule
Another category ought to be infrastructure, for...

Another category ought to be infrastructure, for things like tape, materials for jigs (if needed), hold-down straps, things like that. These are things that reasonably can be used around the house...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By David Paule
I've only shot their EkoPoxy and clear gloss...

I've only shot their EkoPoxy and clear gloss EkoCrylic. I'm a painting newbie.

The primer was not hard to learn. I like it and, if I had more to prime than I do at this stage, would use it...
Forum: Interiors 12-21-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,277
Posted By David Paule
Heck, I'd choose neither of those two, and opt...

Heck, I'd choose neither of those two, and opt for sheepskin.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 12-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By David Paule
My guess is that at sea level, that RV-3B will be...

My guess is that at sea level, that RV-3B will be okay, but not as fast as the higher-powered ones, and it won't climb as well. Van's original had 125 hp, I think, and was certainly acceptable. This...
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,342
Posted By David Paule
Being closer to a large city, the hangar I bought...

Being closer to a large city, the hangar I bought lies just under the 30 mile ring, and that's half an hour away from home. I have no choice - ADS-B is required for my planes. Now if they didn't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
Posted By David Paule
Hang in there - recovery does come. Just takes a...

Hang in there - recovery does come. Just takes a slight bit of patience.

Good luck!

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,171
Posted By David Paule
Download the pilots manuals from the four major...

Download the pilots manuals from the four major vendors, Garmin, Dynon, GRT and MGL, and read enough of them to get a feel how you'd like to use them for the sort of flying you do.

When you get it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,322
Posted By David Paule
Had a dog few years ago, now gone,...

Had a dog few years ago, now gone, unfortunately. I never took him flying. I figured that the possible bad things considerably outweighed the possible good things.

Kind of sorry now, though. Once...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,138
Posted By David Paule
The RV-3 update is called a "Panther." While...

The RV-3 update is called a "Panther." While Van's doesn't sell it, it's readily available now from another vendor, and comes in several versions.



If you think the sweep is unnecessary on a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By David Paule
It's worth putting the parts in bins with the...

It's worth putting the parts in bins with the part number labeled. And it's nearly essential to have both the plans and the inventory list for the hardware and the airframe parts. Give Van's a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-15-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 242,477
Posted By David Paule
Thanks to a couple of friends, Dave Dooley and...

Thanks to a couple of friends, Dave Dooley and Glenn Potter, the last skin on the plane was riveted today. Itíll still be a while until I can do some riveting, so these guys came over and finished...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By David Paule
Different brand clecos fit differently....

Different brand clecos fit differently. Wedgelock, from Cleaveland, seems to fit the tightest.

Some other brands won't even hold two dimpled pieces of aluminum together - the clecos fall out.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By David Paule
Don had it right. Dave

Don had it right.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 12-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By David Paule
The Lycoming filter adapter fits my Dynafocal...

The Lycoming filter adapter fits my Dynafocal mount O-320, but requires a different shaped recess because the filter sticks aft of the plane of the firewall. Here it is shown with the firewall. With...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By David Paule
Given your wife's opposition, it seems to me that...

Given your wife's opposition, it seems to me that there are a couple alternatives. The first is to somehow get her to change her mind so that she's enthusiastic (willing isn't enough) about it. The...
Forum: RV-3 12-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By David Paule
Why not ask Van's if they'd make you one set of...

Why not ask Van's if they'd make you one set of QB wings, under the circumstances? After all, you are a pre-existing customer for the RV-3.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 12-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By David Paule
The center section, built to the plans, should...

The center section, built to the plans, should fit the wings. I'd go ahead and build it. Pay attention to lining up the holes on both the front and the back.

The distance from the front spar to the...
Forum: RV-3 12-10-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By David Paule
2020 Calendars

They have two photos of RV-3s and both of them are worth seeing.

This was a treat.

Dave
RV-3B still on the fuselage
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By David Paule
And the particular servo is based on the EFIS...

And the particular servo is based on the EFIS vendor you choose. A Garmin servo for a G3X, for example, or a Dynon servo for a Skyview HDX.

These installations are in Sections 56 and 57. If you want...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.