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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-06-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By CubedRoot
I sent an email to you. If you have some photos,...

I sent an email to you. If you have some photos, it might help them sell a bit faster.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By CubedRoot
I guess you could always coat the components in...

I guess you could always coat the components in some sort of epoxy to seal and guard against water intrusion, but that highly limits the serviceability in the future.

Corrosion X spray might also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-25-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By CubedRoot
Is there any special relays or wiring needed when...

Is there any special relays or wiring needed when you are planning on using trim in both stick grips with the Dynon AP panel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By CubedRoot
It appears I'll be the oddball here. I am going...

It appears I'll be the oddball here. I am going to install it on my RV-7. It came with the kit, the slot and holes are already there, and its fairly lightweight. If you will notice, the wire hole...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,022
Posted By CubedRoot
I think you guys have convinced me that I need to...

I think you guys have convinced me that I need to just bit the bullet and buy some allen head or torx screws for my wings.

Is there a good part number cross reference out there somewhere that will...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-19-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
March 4th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.75

Since I have had my horizontal stabilizer inspected and approved, I am ready to close it up and finish it! I started tonights session by re-clecoing the front spar onto the horizontal stabilizer. I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-19-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
March 2nd, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

The primer has dried and cured on my left elevator parts, so theres only one thing left to do… Start assembly and riveting! I started out the session by bending the tabs on the elevator skin. On...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 28th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3.25

Well, tonight was priming night, and its the last priming session for the entire empennage! I am kind of glad to be honest, spraying AKZO is an ordeal with all the PPE and prep work that has to be...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 27th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

After having a lot of things going on today, I decided to get down to the shop and build a little on the airplane to help clear my mind. Our little 9 month old, Acacia, had to be put in a brace for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 23rd, 2017. Hours Worked: 4

I started this session by first dressing the edges of the left elevator skeleton parts, but that only took about 30 minutes, so I decided to find something else to work on. Since those parts are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 22nd, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.25

I got to do some pretty neat assembly work tonight, working with actual aircraft components, instead of just aluminum! I worked on assembling the mounting brackets for the Ray Allan Electric Trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,327
Posted By CubedRoot
I haven't really researched the Archer design...

I haven't really researched the Archer design itself, but it reminds me of a modified J-pole antenna, except horizontally polarized.

I know its a great design from the fact that a lot of folks that...
Forum: Southeast 08-14-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By CubedRoot
It sounds like the consensus is that its OK to go...

It sounds like the consensus is that its OK to go ahead and finish the wings, leaving the aileron brackets unfastened and the bottom skin unriveted so that I can install which ever servos I end up...
Forum: Southeast 08-14-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By CubedRoot
Anyone within a couple hours drive of Chattanooga with a Dynon HDX?

I am hoping there is someone within a few hours drive of Chattanooga that has an RV with a Dynon HDX system, or even a Dynon Skyview Touch system. I'd like to get your thoughts on the system, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,622
Posted By CubedRoot
Now that is pretty low! I get that a seller...

Now that is pretty low! I get that a seller might change their mind on selling, or selling to another buyer at a higher price, etc. But man is it shady that your mechanic came in and bought the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By CubedRoot
What kind of performance are you seeing with this...

What kind of performance are you seeing with this engine? Climb, cruise and fuel burn.

Did the extra weight cause you any W&B issues that you had to plan/build around?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By CubedRoot
PIREPS on RV-7's with IO-390, XP-400, or any large engine

Hey all,
I've been reading a bit on engines, and even though I am a LONG way from needing one, I still find it amazing just how in the last few years the engine options available to RV's has...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 18th, 2017. Hours Worked: 4

I managed to get a TON of work done tonight, and worked a straight 4 hours on the section of plans titled “Preparing the Left Elevator”. In a nut shell, I completely build entire left elevator, and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 17th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.25

Its time to rivet up a control surface! The right elevator is ready to be closed up and riveted. I have decided that I am going to rivet the bottom side of the skins, and leave the top side clecod...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 14th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

After taking short break from the priming session, I dug back into riveting together the right elevator skeleton. This will give the primer on those doublers some time to dry. AKZO dries super...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 14th, 2017. Hours Worked: .75

I started off tonight by priming a few little odds and ends for the right elevator. I had missed the little doublers in my first round somehow, and I needed to prime the replacement counter balance...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 13th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

Its almost time to rivet the left elevator together, but first I have to take care of a few last tid bits. I disassembled the right elevator and deburred all of the parts, including the skin. The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 12th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

I spent about 20 minutes bending the left elevator trailing edge in the bending brake tonight. I figured since I already had my bending brake setup on my bench, I might as well go ahead and bend the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 9th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

More Stiffeners!! Tonight I think I should be done with stiffeners at least for a little while (wing kit maybe?). I worked to rivet the last remaining stiffeners on the left elevator, and then moved...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
February 9th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.75

I built my bending brake / jig for the trailing edge of the elevators tonight, and decided to give it a whirl on the right elevator. It came out really good, and it looks like the trailing edge is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
jFebruary 8th, 2017. 3.25 Hours Worked

Stiffeners. I swear this plane has more stiffeners in it than skin. Since I am holding off on bonding the trailing edge of the rudder for a few more days, I decided to move on to the elevators and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
January 31st, 2017. 3 Hours

Tonight I started riveting the rudder together. I planned on getting the majority of the rudder riveted, while leaving the out the last few rivets along the trailing edge. This way I can more...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
January 26th, 2017. 3.75 Hours

Tonight I continued working on the rudder final assembly. I stopped by Home Depot and picked up some 1.5″ aluminum angle so that I could use it when I bond the trailing edge. It came in an 8 foot...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
January 25th, 2017. 4.5 Hours

NOTE: I am behind on sharing my progress here on VAF, so I will be posting several updates in this thread to get it caught up.

Well, I had some downtime, and didn’t get much done on the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,622
Posted By CubedRoot
Which doesn't matter an ounce to me, so long as...

Which doesn't matter an ounce to me, so long as he has cash and is willing to pay my price for the airplane.

I have bought and sold a lot of "toys", some with high price tags, with cash. I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,622
Posted By CubedRoot
I find this completely odd, no offense. Why not?...

I find this completely odd, no offense. Why not? It's the only way to be sure you will get paid with no hassle. If you're worried about counterfitting, just have the buyer meet you at your bank,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,622
Posted By CubedRoot
A deposit doesn't mean the airplane is sold. If I...

A deposit doesn't mean the airplane is sold. If I were selling, and someone offered me a 10% deposit, I would contract it so that the deposit was not 100% refundable. The buyer is paying me in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,622
Posted By CubedRoot
I dunno about this one. I honestly don't blame...

I dunno about this one. I honestly don't blame the seller for selling if someone has cash and is willing to deal right then and there with no hassle. It's how I bought my 172 a few months ago. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By CubedRoot
There is a wealth of experts here on the forums...

There is a wealth of experts here on the forums that have decades upon decades of combined experience. Even though you don't have an EAA chapter nearby, thankfully in this day and age its easy to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll measure my plates tonight and let you know. ...

I'll measure my plates tonight and let you know. The spacers are important to kept the mounting screws from grounding out on the rib. I've got some delrin spacers made up if you need a set. Pay...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By CubedRoot
I've got a full capacitive sender kit for my...

I've got a full capacitive sender kit for my RV-7. I am using it as a template to buy the parts and sell a few kits.

I already have made several kits of the delrin spacers by cutting delrin stock...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By CubedRoot
I've been considering doing the same, since I am...

I've been considering doing the same, since I am building my wings as well. I'd be interested to see what folks suggest for plumbing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,591
Posted By CubedRoot
Chuck, Is that at the show only? I'd like to get...

Chuck,
Is that at the show only? I'd like to get one of those pitot-static plumbing kits, but I wasn't able to make it to the show. I cant find mention of any show deals on their site :(
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By CubedRoot
The $27k "upcharge" to add the G3X seems very...

The $27k "upcharge" to add the G3X seems very pricey when compared to the Dynon announcement of their HDX for $16k.

I have a feeling Garmin just got overshadowed in their Osh Kosh announcements by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By CubedRoot
Jesse, Will you be one of the shops that is able...

Jesse,
Will you be one of the shops that is able to install this setup in a certified aircraft? :-) If so, I may have a 172 needing some love.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By CubedRoot
Awesome. Well thats not TOO bad I don't think. ...

Awesome. Well thats not TOO bad I don't think. Once the insurance company has some history with you experience it sounds like the rates drop fairly. With my low time (even by the time I get my -7...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By CubedRoot
Dynon HDX STC'd for certified airplanes!

I know that we are all experimental guys here, but there are folks in here that also own or know people that own those pesky certified airplanes. I just saw this on Dynon's website...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, Is there that big of a difference in...

Yeah, Is there that big of a difference in insurance for a tailwheel? Are we talking something like double the cost or is it more reasonable?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By CubedRoot
I wonder if the higher insurance rates for...

I wonder if the higher insurance rates for taildraggers is simply because of pilot experience. It sounds like most people that have higher rates in tail draggers have very little time in them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,181
Posted By CubedRoot
You guys with your fully built RV's, bragging...

You guys with your fully built RV's, bragging about which one is faster and/or more efficient...

And here I am, poking around in my 47 year old Cessna wishing my RV was done. HAH!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,685
Posted By CubedRoot
Ah.. I was thinking you were referring to the...

Ah.. I was thinking you were referring to the little gap where the wings meet the fuselage. It's hard to tell in those photos that you may have already done that.

I'm always impressed by how the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,685
Posted By CubedRoot
NICE! 175 Knots at 8000 and you still have the...

NICE! 175 Knots at 8000 and you still have the wing fairings to do? It'll be interesting to see what those add.

Would you mind sharing your engine, prop and weight specs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By CubedRoot
I've got all 172 time hah. There's a Citabria...

I've got all 172 time hah. There's a Citabria and a Decathlon nearby that I plan on using one of them for the tailwheel endorsement. Both instructors are good from what I hear.
I'm really thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By CubedRoot
Jerry, For me I started the thread to see if...

Jerry,
For me I started the thread to see if there were any "gotchas" in using an RV-7 in those conditions. I am a low hours pilot, with zero tail time. I asked the question so I can better decide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,181
Posted By CubedRoot
Like others have said here, the wings on the -7...

Like others have said here, the wings on the -7 and -9 are not necessarily "stronger" than the other aircraft. The -7 has a wing that is designed to maintain the flow across the top in higher G...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By CubedRoot
As a new builder, I greatly appreciate all those...

As a new builder, I greatly appreciate all those posts that the older builders have left (and when I say "older builders" I mean folks that have more experience building....not necessarily older in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By CubedRoot
Thanks for all the input so far. I have only...

Thanks for all the input so far. I have only just started my wings, so I am still a good while away from making a decision on the fuselage.

I am planning on getting some tailwheel time around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By CubedRoot
Taildragger for Night and IFR flying?

Hey folks. I have pretty much fell in love with the RV taildraggers, and am still planning on building my 7 to be a tail dragger. However, I have no tailwheel time as of yet, but I plan on getting...
Forum: Primers 07-11-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,378
Posted By CubedRoot
From what I have read, the Alclad is a really...

From what I have read, the Alclad is a really good corrision prevention layer itself, but it can be easily scratched away, which is why a good primer like AKZO works really well with it. The AKZO...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,508
Posted By CubedRoot
Chuck, Did you end up using one of those 03173...

Chuck,
Did you end up using one of those 03173 wheels to cut up and make the "deburring cones" for getting in the small grooves between the flange tabs?

I'm about to head out to home depot / Lowes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,508
Posted By CubedRoot
I gave this a shot tonight, and wasn't to happy...

I gave this a shot tonight, and wasn't to happy with the results. After spending the time to cut and shape a cone, it lasted maybe 1 or 2 ribs, before I had to cut and shape another cone. I ended...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-02-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
January 16th, 2017 5.75 Hours

Priming and Stiffeners….the two things I like the least on this build. But, you can’t have an airplane unless you do these two things. I have been holding back several bits of work in order to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-02-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,312
Posted By CubedRoot
January 14th, 2017 .75 Hours

Link to Blog Post: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/metal-prep-on-right-elevator-parts/

I have been working on the shop these past few days, cleaning, organizing and setting up a new tool chest so I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-02-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,417
Posted By CubedRoot
What I had to do on my countersink was to hold...

What I had to do on my countersink was to hold the bottom of it with my fingers and and braced up against the spar and use high speed and went easy with them.

Seeing you post about your wings,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-01-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By CubedRoot
Well, after what I thought was a corrected ELT,...

Well, after what I thought was a corrected ELT, this happened again tonight.

From the last time it happened, ACK replaced the transmitter part of our unit since it was still under warranty, and they...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,185
Posted By CubedRoot
Probably one of the biggest downsides to most...

Probably one of the biggest downsides to most Forums, like vBulletin and PHPBB is link rot with photos.

We have some really great threads that I have came across in my searches from past builders,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-28-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,607
Posted By CubedRoot
That was indeed a very good read Ray. I am...

That was indeed a very good read Ray. I am probably a good 3 to 5 years (maybe) from completion since I am just now on my wings. I really have to wonder that if by the time I finish, will there...
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