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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Most go around's don't require that you climb at...

Most go around's don't require that you climb at Vx (best angle) or even Vy and if it does, not usually for a long duration. If a destination airport would be one of the few exceptions to that, then...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The limitation is no take-off with less than 4...

The limitation is no take-off with less than 4 gallons. Not no flight with less than 4 gallons.
The reason is that an extended duration steep climb could un-port the fuel outlet of the tank.
If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It has also been done for an RV-6 and RV-4. Here...

It has also been done for an RV-6 and RV-4.
Here is a photo of Carl Hay's RV-6 showing the twist grip throttle and hand control rudder/brake levers.
http://www.matronics.com/ftp/Scans/RV/896pnl1.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Lots of different posts regarding you not hurting...

Lots of different posts regarding you not hurting a prop by pulling on it at the root of the blade, with a lot of good theories on why it is not bad (prop already pulls airplane through the air,...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By rvbuilder2002
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/inst...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/installtool.php?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn-bWBRDGARIsAPS1svt8HM_Xdmue2fQmaSKM-9IXYDbdP17dpMI2MxwSev40CPcNS8XFefkaAg_PEALw_wcB
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I wouldn't worry about rich appearance on #1 and...

I wouldn't worry about rich appearance on #1 and 2.
That is pretty common if the engine has been run at idle or low power for a while before shut down (different mixture to front cyl because of...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,160
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yea, I am pretty sure ;) For full disclosure, it...

Yea, I am pretty sure ;)

For full disclosure, it has been quite a few years since I had a reason to look at the early vintage RV-3 plans but from the RV-4 on, I do know for sure that self locking...
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By rvbuilder2002
R means it is a rudder part. It is shown on page...

R means it is a rudder part.

It is shown on page 1 and page 4 of Section 7 (Rev. 1, 1/26/18)
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Or one or both of the new floats you put in the...

Or one or both of the new floats you put in the right carb. could be bad.
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,160
Posted By rvbuilder2002
More proof that the cure can be worse than the problem.....

All RV models (including the RV-3) don't call for castellated nuts / cotter pins in the control system. If the called for self locking nuts had been used and properly torqued (I'm assuming in this...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,160
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Here is a follow up question after thinking about...

Here is a follow up question after thinking about this for a bit......

I am wondering if it is not possible that the nut was removed from this bolt by someone in the paint shop?

The reason I ask is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you have been flying this airplane for long...

If you have been flying this airplane for long enough to know what is normal, and that now after doing some work to the engine it doesn't act the same, you really aught to figure out what has...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,160
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My theory is that if this particular bolt came...

My theory is that if this particular bolt came out that the push/pull tube would drop away and the aileron would float in trail at some unknown equalirium point that would probably result in some...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,160
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually, I think the photo is upside down so the...

Actually, I think the photo is upside down so the bolt is correct.

Possibly the only thing that kept it connected.

Correction
I hadn't noticed there was more than one photo so initially I had only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Steve, Real world experience has proven it does...

Steve,
Real world experience has proven it does matter.
Blocking the flow off at the back does raise the temps some, but there is apparently a lot of cooling that still occurs just from cold air...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think so, but you would have to contact tech....

I think so, but you would have to contact tech. support and request permission to install them using LP4-3's in all holes. I am pretty sure the 3/32nd solid rivets were used because the flange is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From what I have seen in the past, the most...

From what I have seen in the past, the most common problem detected with this test is failing the leak down test (#7) of the nose section of the engine.

This part of the test can be done without the...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For certification as an E-LSA, you are required...

For certification as an E-LSA, you are required to build the airplane exactly per the plans and on the 8130-15 Form, you sign certifying that you have done that.
The only way you can technically...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with Dan but I believe that too tight can...

I agree with Dan but I believe that too tight can induce the same problem in (unintended unlock of the tail wheel) some cases.

When the airplane is traveling fwd with the tail wheel on the ground,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I just popped a big bowl for me and have kicked...

I just popped a big bowl for me and have kicked back in my lazy boy to watch. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is why it says compensation or...

That is why it says compensation or hire
Compensation applies to it's use (renting it to someone), hire applies to the airplane and a pilot being paid to haul passengers or cargo.


It appears you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The Limitation has nothing to do with the...

The Limitation has nothing to do with the FAR's.

It is because of the operating limitations issued to all Experimental Amateur Built aircraft as part of their airworthiness certificate.

One of...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The IO-360-M1B is a fuel injected parallel valve...

The IO-360-M1B is a fuel injected parallel valve engine of 180 HP that weighs ~ 40 lbs (ish) less than the recommended engines.

It would fit the mount but it would cause a serious C.G. issue you...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Same airplane (paint is beginning to look a bit...

Same airplane (paint is beginning to look a bit faded).
Still running a 912ULS
Second engine. Changed during start of the busy fly-in season (couldn't afford to have the airplane down for more than a...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,423
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Problems are based on personal opinions I...

Problems are based on personal opinions I guess......

I wont say it doesn't happen, but saying that a stuck starter relay is a reason to have a manual switch is not a good reason in my opinion.
From...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Great to see John. Likely the highest time...

Great to see John.

Likely the highest time customer RV-12, and still only about a 1000 hrs behind the company prototype ;)
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,423
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not a cure all in my opinion..... It is not...

Not a cure all in my opinion.....

It is not practical to mount the battery close to the instrument panel (accessibility for maint., lower level of safety should something really bad happen with the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-17-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Cessna has used a split master switch since at...

Cessna has used a split master switch since at least the 70's, that mechanically prevents disconnecting the battery while leaving the master still on.

I am aware of over voltage events that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you tilt the seat backs forward (easy to do)...

If you tilt the seat backs forward (easy to do) there is vertical clearance of 18" (it is actually closer to 20" but if you account for the cabin light and the latch block for the canopy latch, it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you wish to carry a full 75 lbs of baggage but...

If you wish to carry a full 75 lbs of baggage but are solo, you can strap a heavier portion of your baggage into the front passenger seat with the 5 point harness
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Simon, The baggage area volume listed for the...

Simon,
The baggage area volume listed for the RV-12iS is for the space that is below the cross member that the seats lean against (16" X 41" X 13" deep). If the interior area available above that,...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The construction manual specifies to slightly...

The construction manual specifies to slightly squeeze the tube portion of the manual in a vise to make it slightly out of round. Just enough that it induces a small amount of rotational resistance,...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It's not the play in the cable that is the...

It's not the play in the cable that is the issue.
It is the play in the arm connection to the shaft before tightening the nut. There is no way to know if the arm is returned to exact same position...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with Gil Make sure you deal with someone...

I agree with Gil
Make sure you deal with someone that knows something about designing for structural loads specific to a hangar.
Not only is it a building with one entire wall free spanned (usually),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This should have no influence on the intercom...

This should have no influence on the intercom performance when you talk between one headset to another. It is only related to performance when transmitting on the radio.
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can not emphasize enough how much I recommend...

I can not emphasize enough how much I recommend that other RV-12 owners that do the spring upgrade, not follow this advice.

As has been discussed in other threads (and confirmed by others that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It wasn't one of my recommendations because this...

It wasn't one of my recommendations because this would cause audio to only be heard on one side of the headset, which I assumed would have been mentioned as part of the problem, but it is worth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is always some oil flow through the oil...

There is always some oil flow through the oil cooler, regardless of oil temp.
When the vernatherm path is open it provides a second path, but it doesn't force all of the oil to bypass the cooler. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Elevators are the same. Vertical Stab. is the...

Elevators are the same.
Vertical Stab. is the same.
Rudder is different.
Horizontal stab is different. (it is actually the same except that since the 7 fuselage is wider, the area in the center of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some of the low cost head intercoms don't work...

Some of the low cost head intercoms don't work very well if you intermix headsets.
I suggest trying two of the exact same and see what happens.
If the problem is still there, you could have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Volunteer for the Airventure 2018 One Week Wonder build team!

If you havenít heard, the RV-12iS kit has been chosen by EAA for the One Week Wonder project at Airventure 2018. Are you interested in being part of the team that will build an RV-12iS in 6.5 days...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the 21042 lock nuts began to be specified...

I think the 21042 lock nuts began to be specified and supplied as standard parts starting with the RV-12 kit.

All kits were included in the issuance of the SB because there was no way to know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Section 5 (page 5-34) of the construction manual...

Section 5 (page 5-34) of the construction manual has some info.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Google "cabinet lock"

Google "cabinet lock"
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By rvbuilder2002
These are experimental aircraft.... you can use...

These are experimental aircraft.... you can use Vaseline if you want.;)

The water proof grease has shone to provide the best performance in areas that can be exposed to water, like the nose or tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Repeating my previous post...... it is still a...

Repeating my previous post...... it is still a valid answer to your question. I have highlighted a few key points. Bottom line is you can not have the skin lay flush with no gap, and have the...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,119
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It has also been learned (by experience) that...

It has also been learned (by experience) that issuing info (particularly pricing) before it has been nailed down is bad for business.

Technically, only partial kits are currently available for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,618
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Good for, you doing some testing to evaluate...

Good for, you doing some testing to evaluate performance but to find out what the maximum attainable performance of a single stem screw in tie down is, you need to test it in a manner that would copy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,974
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have done quite a bit of analysis of riveted...

I have done quite a bit of analysis of riveted joints by milling away 45% of the hole diameter, polishing, and then viewing under magnification.

A rivet actually does a very good job of swelling...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-07-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, you got me curious..... Who is the THEY, and...

Ok, you got me curious.....

Who is the THEY, and what is the WHAT that they are making you replace.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is typical of all inexperienced RV builders...

That is typical of all inexperienced RV builders and why Section 5 makes a very specific recommendation.

This recommendation is based on testing by machining cross sections of rivet joints so they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hmmmm, I can see the reasoning for danger of...

Hmmmm, I can see the reasoning for danger of using the washer method.

I recently used in on recommendation from our engine over-hauler while doing a connecting rod bushing inspection and didn't have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,977
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And if you don'e have torque plates, I have been...

And if you don'e have torque plates, I have been told by a number of engine overhaul experts that you can use a stack of large area washers on the through studs.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Another PPG product option similar to Imron is...

Another PPG product option similar to Imron is their Delfleet Essential.

It is very similar to Imron but far less expensive.

I painted my airplane with it for about $1000 total material...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Nothing to do with spring force...... The carb...

Nothing to do with spring force......

The carb sync adjustments, when doing it precisely, ends with very small adjustments being made to the cables.

The fit of the arms to the throttle shafts on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,721
Posted By rvbuilder2002
To anyone nearing their first flight, stick time...

To anyone nearing their first flight, stick time with someone in any RV, even if they aren't a CFI is far better than doing it totally cold turkey, but I would recommend that be used only as a last...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the assumed part means in the context of...

I think the assumed part means in the context of the instructions that are part of the Notification, not that it is a requirement.

The new handle doesn't do anything that the old handle with the...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The production drawing shows that the upper two...

The production drawing shows that the upper two bushings should be 1.25" long (beyond the face of the flange washer), and the lower 4 bushings should be 1.0" long.

I have not heard of any other...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If this is true, it may explain why some people...

If this is true, it may explain why some people complain that the tube does not stay attached....
When the rivet gets set, the rivet body diameter gets bigger which makes the small tube fit tightly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,855
Posted By rvbuilder2002
True But in this case it is accurate.

True

But in this case it is accurate.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is purposely over sized. The only hole diam....

It is purposely over sized.
The only hole diam. that matters structurally is the one in the flange that mates with the firewall.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One hole is for wires, and one is for the shaft...

One hole is for wires, and one is for the shaft to pass through.

One option would be to use that spar on the right elevator.

It doesn't need the holes but structurally, it would then be the same as...
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