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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By rapid_ascent
Jeff, When you end up buying one from Van's buy...

Jeff,

When you end up buying one from Van's buy two. It really is much more convenient having two and they are cheap.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By rapid_ascent
Pat, That is a great idea for pre first start...

Pat,

That is a great idea for pre first start too.
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By rapid_ascent
Just do a search there is an entire thread here...

Just do a search there is an entire thread here with pics.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,881
Posted By rapid_ascent
That's one way to build hours. Impressive!

That's one way to build hours. Impressive!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By rapid_ascent
Not sure what you need done, but I used Front...

Not sure what you need done, but I used Front Panel Express for my panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By rapid_ascent
Craftsman sells the crowsfoot wrenches. Most...

Craftsman sells the crowsfoot wrenches. Most builders ended up buying a set as I did. Look on ebay. They may even be sold individually, I'm not sure. Some people are more by feel than others. On my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well the Garmin screens have a mounting kit that...

Well the Garmin screens have a mounting kit that is a frame with plate nuts that you rivet to the panel. I bought these for my displays. I think they were around $50/each. Kinda a lot for 4 plate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think you can order the part from Vans no...

I think you can order the part from Vans no problem. I do think you may be too worried about the specific dimensions of the part. It's a 1/8" piece of aluminum with a hole drilled in it. The purpose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think if you combine just 2 of the ground wires...

I think if you combine just 2 of the ground wires you will be down to 15 signals so you could use a DB-15. Some people combine more wires but I don't think I'm going to. For now im sticking with the ...
Forum: California 05-08-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By rapid_ascent
Livermore has a waiting list. I'm not sure how...

Livermore has a waiting list. I'm not sure how long it is right now. You can check online. Byron was shorter when I got my hangar. I was going to go there and then somehow I popped to the top at...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-01-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By rapid_ascent
Interior or exterior? I'm using the Jetflex water...

Interior or exterior? I'm using the Jetflex water based interior paint. It seems to spray pretty easily and no odor at all. I'm not sure about the comparison to the solvent based. The solvent based...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By rapid_ascent
I'm not sure if it would work in this specific...

I'm not sure if it would work in this specific location but I find that small C clamps can be useful for holding pieces together. The 2" or 3" ones can be found at Lowe's or Home Depot for not much...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By rapid_ascent
A little too much time commuting on the train I...

A little too much time commuting on the train I guess to think about future steps. I realize this is slightly off topic, but not too far.

Do these transducer lines that are connected to the...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By rapid_ascent
I don't think that elbow is going to space the...

I don't think that elbow is going to space the switch far enough away from the pressure transducer. I think you need a nipple and a female elbow., but I don't have the parts yet to confirm.
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By rapid_ascent
Funny I was just thinking about the same thing. I...

Funny I was just thinking about the same thing. I want an low oil pressure idiot light so I want to use the Van's pressure switch. I was also thinking about using the elbow approach. I was also...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By rapid_ascent
I had the wrong nut plates delivered with my wing...

I had the wrong nut plates delivered with my wing kit. At the time I didn't really know the difference between K1000 and K1100 nut plates. I eventually figured it out and Vans did a swap for me. The...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think this falls into one of those build order...

I think this falls into one of those build order issues. Sometimes it appears the instructions don't always call out the best build order. I haven't looked at the 14 instructions so I'll throw out...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-02-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think I'm pretty much in the same spot as you....

I think I'm pretty much in the same spot as you. I haven't flipped my fuselage yet but I jumped ahead on many of the smaller items so I expect it should go pretty quickly once I do. Given the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well the panel looks pretty standard. You can...

Well the panel looks pretty standard. You can make a sub panel with with a flat piece and angle stiffeners pretty simply.
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By rapid_ascent
I've called them a couple of times with various...

I've called them a couple of times with various questions. They seem to be available by phone.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,370
Posted By rapid_ascent
Refer to the datasheet. Its just a diode so...

Refer to the datasheet. Its just a diode so effectively only 2 terminals.

http://www.smc-diodes.com/propdf/122NQ030(R)-1%20N1017%20REV.B.pdf
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,863
Posted By rapid_ascent
After closely reviewing the drawings I see there...

After closely reviewing the drawings I see there is a conflict too.

I'm just surprised this hasn't come up more. I see that Bruceh put his fuel doubler in after installing the contractors and he...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,863
Posted By rapid_ascent
Oh you mean the contactor doubler, F'7127D. I was...

Oh you mean the contactor doubler, F'7127D. I was referring to the fuel line doubler. Yes I know. I just positioned it on the forward side to decide where to drill the starter contactor hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,863
Posted By rapid_ascent
There seems to be some debate about that since on...

There seems to be some debate about that since on the back it wouldn't be able to rivet to the angle support on the cabin side.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,863
Posted By rapid_ascent
Starter Contactor Interference

I know this is an old thread but I seem to have stumbled onto a problem. I don't have the drawing in front of me at the moment so I'm afraid I can't refer to specifics.

I'm planning on an IO-360 so...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,316
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think it was just the way you signed the quote...

I think it was just the way you signed the quote Vans Aircraft that kinda gave that impression.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,555
Posted By rapid_ascent
A lot of these type of problems seem to have been...

A lot of these type of problems seem to have been reported here. I think I'll have the PP removed from my FWF kit list. I'm all for integration but I think I'll go with the external regulator and...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can contact Vans and they will email you the...

You can contact Vans and they will email you the list.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By rapid_ascent
I bought the Floweze filters. They are a filter...

I bought the Floweze filters. They are a filter discussed here on VAF and they run about $90. Still not cheap but are reported to be a good filter. Replacement filter elements are available too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,541
Posted By rapid_ascent
I had my pedals hard anodized at a local shop. I...

I had my pedals hard anodized at a local shop. I was afraid that any other method would wear too quickly. Some have painted them, some have had them powder coated. Mine came out pretty well I think....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By rapid_ascent
Perfect. Thank you.

Perfect. Thank you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thanks that helps but I'd still like to get the...

Thanks that helps but I'd still like to get the full drawing if possible.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By rapid_ascent
OP-34 PDF

Does anyone have drawing OP-34 in PDF form that they could send me? I'd like to figure out the position of the heater valve on the firewall. I think that is shown on OP-34 from what I've read.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By rapid_ascent
Seems to me the days of those instruments are...

Seems to me the days of those instruments are gone with the rotary phone. Not that long ago many people had a analog backup instruments. They have been replaced with smaller efis units like the G5 or...
Forum: Interiors 02-16-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By rapid_ascent
Steve, Those look great. What color is that?

Steve,

Those look great. What color is that?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By rapid_ascent
I've been thinking about something along the same...

I've been thinking about something along the same lines, but maybe slightly different. My main goals are 1 to eliminate the relays and 2 to make a cleaner install of all of my stick functions. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,579
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think it would be difficult with a partner. The...

I think it would be difficult with a partner. The reasons that others have mentioned certainly apply. I thought more about workmanship and mistakes. I'm picky about how things are done. I make plenty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,839
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well I would be inclined to buy a ticket and go...

Well I would be inclined to buy a ticket and go pick it up. This is a small additional cost but it does lower the risk substantially. The pay half now and half later idea to me doesn't lower the risk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By rapid_ascent
I bought some of the Floweze 3000 series filters...

I bought some of the Floweze 3000 series filters for both pre-pump and post pump filters. Do a search, they were recommended by others here on the site. They end up being about $90/each. They are...
Forum: GPS 02-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By rapid_ascent
I don't think its a good idea to cut and...

I don't think its a good idea to cut and re-solder. The impedance of the coax depends on have a continuous braid around the center conductor and the diameter of the center conductor. Both would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By rapid_ascent
I had a similar thing happen with my N number. I...

I had a similar thing happen with my N number. I was not happy about that since I already had the number engraved on my panel. Well no since getting upset about it I can get a new plate made and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well it's not exactly poof, but it sounds like...

Well it's not exactly poof, but it sounds like you have figure it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By rapid_ascent
Galin, I think the reference to a couple of...

Galin,

I think the reference to a couple of resistors has to do with how LEDs are driven. LEDs are driven normally by current and are current limited. The LED voltage that you are referring to is at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah I figured the PTT was ok for the passenger...

Yeah I figured the PTT was ok for the passenger to be able to use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a switch similar to Carl's where I can...

I have a switch similar to Carl's where I can disable the co-pilot stick functions by opening up the ground to the co-pilot stick. This stops the passenger from hiting something by mistake. I'm not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a switch similar to Carl's where I can...

I have a switch similar to Carl's where I can disable the co-pilot stick functions by opening up the ground to the co-pilot stick. This stops the passenger from hiting something by mistake. I'm not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By rapid_ascent
From your notes I think you mis-understood how...

From your notes I think you mis-understood how leds work. If you still have questions I can explain further.

Just curious why you didn't just connect the pilot and co-pilot switches in parallel?...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-26-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By rapid_ascent
Relating to Paul's resistance comment could your...

Relating to Paul's resistance comment could your meter be on the Kohm scale implying 500 ohms not 0.5 ohms?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By rapid_ascent
I was going to add to shop around dealers for a...

I was going to add to shop around dealers for a comparison. I just had a GTX-330 upgraded to a GTX-330ES. While I thought the cost was supposed to be $1300 a couple of dealers I spoke with wanted...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 483,536
Posted By rapid_ascent
Wow that is a lot bigger than my 7A fuselage.

Wow that is a lot bigger than my 7A fuselage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By rapid_ascent
You could always fly to the San Diego area, rent...

You could always fly to the San Diego area, rent a car and drive to Ensenada. It might be easier than trying to secure your plane. Just an option.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By rapid_ascent
One More F-652 Question

I saw a note on the drawing that the top of the F-652 needs to be notched for sliding canopies. I went to Drawing 42 as referenced but I can't seem to find any note or dimensions of said notch. Any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok. Thanks guys. That's what I figured.

Ok. Thanks guys. That's what I figured.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By rapid_ascent
F-652 Mounting Direction

I'm at the point of cutting the corners off of the F-652. Looks doable but one edge has a slight bend. I'm guessing this should be the side that mates against the F-751 Lower Baggage Bulkhead but the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By rapid_ascent
GTX-335 1:1 Pic

Does anyone have or know where to find a 1:1 picture of the GTX-335 for my paper panel that I have up on the wall?

Otherwise I guess I'll have to go through scaling and printing a forest of prints.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,271
Posted By rapid_ascent
Maybe I'll try calling.

Maybe I'll try calling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,271
Posted By rapid_ascent
Step Repair

I tried emailing Russ about my step repair. Is the contact information still good?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thanks for all the comments. Bill, thanks for the...

Thanks for all the comments. Bill, thanks for the Vans drawing.

I think I understand the intent. Now it's just how far I go off on my own with any modifications.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By rapid_ascent
Bill, PM sent. Ray

Bill,

PM sent.

Ray
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By rapid_ascent
Boost Pump Mounting Instructions

Does anyone know about a drawing or set of instructructions for mounting the electric fuel pump? I ordered the F-7115A/B/C parts. I'm probably not going to use the Airflow Performance fuel pump. At...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,307
Posted By rapid_ascent
Rob, I designed it. I'm a EE by trade. Its...

Rob,

I designed it. I'm a EE by trade. Its nothing really complicated. There are other similar designs around. I just put the functions in that I wanted for my plane.

If you give your email address...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,770
Posted By rapid_ascent
I've ordered a "few" replacement parts. I was...

I've ordered a "few" replacement parts. I was like you in the beginning but now I don't think twice. It's part of the process. You make mistakes you fix them and move on. Hopefully you become more...
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