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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By rvanstory
I built two of these with a 2" overhang on all 4...

I built two of these with a 2" overhang on all 4 sides (for clamps, vice, etc...) They work great! Some have done back rivet plate cutout. I did not. I did put carpet on one to reduce scratches....
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By rvanstory
I was worried I did something wrong until I saw...

I was worried I did something wrong until I saw your post Scott. I had fully set the pop rivets already.

Here was my solution... Slightly ground a little off the shop end just to get rounded...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By rvanstory
Vans Static Port Lines

Getting ready to attach the tail cone to the fuse. Before doing so, want to complete a couple of items in tail while it's still separated.

I'm using the stock Van's static line (pop rivet style),...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By rvanstory
Had similar issue. I turned out to be one of...

Had similar issue. I turned out to be one of the small rubber o-rings had cracked. That o-ring can be accessed by taking the air inlet fitting off (unscrew from body). You can then pull out the...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By rvanstory
Today is the day! I finished section 29! ...

Today is the day! I finished section 29! Posting here to celebrate! Seems like a milestone day.

I now know why it's referred to as the "infamous section 29". Bending longerons, trial...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you David! That did the trick! Couldn't...

Thank you David! That did the trick! Couldn't believe it looked that far off. I appreciate the help on this one!
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By rvanstory
Fuse Floor Pans

In process of putting in front floor pans on RV10. All is going well EXCEPT, the holes that are to be riveted to the lower fuse channels are WAY off! Match drilling all went well, but now, they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By rvanstory
From someone that currently has a partner in his...

From someone that currently has a partner in his certified plane and is building an RV10 with intent to sale 1/2 to existing partner, here's my 2 cents worth...

Having a partner in my certified...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By rvanstory
FWIW, I had a radio noise issue in the Mooney I...

FWIW, I had a radio noise issue in the Mooney I currently fly. It was intermittent and very hard to find the issue. (my avionics shop wanted to replace the audio panel).

Turned out to be the USB...
Forum: Tools 01-30-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,666
Posted By rvanstory
Dave, Some might see your reply as humor, I see...

Dave,

Some might see your reply as humor, I see it as a genius idea! Sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones. :D
Forum: Tools 01-29-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,666
Posted By rvanstory
Perfect! Thanks for sharing this. Just...

Perfect! Thanks for sharing this. Just yesterday I was complaining to my "bucking bar buddy" how every time I need a tool, it's always on the other side of the plane. This will eliminate that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By rvanstory
From my experience, if you're comparing to a...

From my experience, if you're comparing to a Bonanza, most single engine airplanes will sound like a Jeep. I have flown many Cessnas, owned a Piper, a Lancair and now a Mooney (building and RV10). ...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By rvanstory
Rear Vent

In section 29 working on vent doors. I'm on step for final drill and counter sinking for rivets. Instructions say to counter sink outer skin. The rest of the skin is dimpled. And the vent parts...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By rvanstory
Painting Fuse with Aerosport panels

In process of building fuse for RV-10. I plan on using Aerosport interior panels wherever possible (side panels, tunnel console, headliner, etc...)

If any of the metal is showing, I'd want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,881
Posted By rvanstory
Nice job! I'm building an RV and never fully...

Nice job! I'm building an RV and never fully realized all the differences between their models. Since I wanted 4 seats, my choice was simple. For others trying to decide, this is an easy way to...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-16-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By rvanstory
Look at Aeropoxy Lite. It's a filler that's...

Look at Aeropoxy Lite. It's a filler that's perfect for joints. It is flexible when cured so it won't crack with the flexing of the structures between the joints. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-16-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By rvanstory
I hate it when people answer a question I did not...

I hate it when people answer a question I did not ask. Yet here I am, doing it myself.

I just attended the EAA Fiberglass workshop for RV's in Oshkosh. It was excellent!! It totally demystified...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for quick reply. That's what I assumed,...

Thanks for quick reply. That's what I assumed, but with didn't want to use the wrong one if it avoids having to order another 6' piece of aluminum down the road.
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By rvanstory
Roll Construction Angles

On Page 29-4 for RV10 getting ready to roll my side skins. Step 2 gives me dimensions for making F-1070a&b Roll Construction Angles, but can't see which stock I'm suppose to use.

Do I make this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-01-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By rvanstory
Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By rvanstory
Mark, I work in Houston quite often. Would love...

Mark,

I work in Houston quite often. Would love to meet you and see your project some time. Sending you a PM.

Thanks for response!
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By rvanstory
Section 29 Advice

Finished section 28 today! Getting the bolts out of the gear mounts was a royal PITA. But, it's done now!

Next is section 29. Since many have referred to this as the "INFAMOUS section 29",...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By rvanstory
Thought I'd follow up with what I found in case a...

Thought I'd follow up with what I found in case a future building runs into this and has a question. Pulled the support structure out (which, BTW is a pain to get these bolts back out with so...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By rvanstory
No. That parts fine. I'm talking about the...

No. That parts fine. I'm talking about the lower outside part at the corner of it, but the area that has the holes in it for the shop head of the rivets in the part it should sit flush against. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By rvanstory
Landing Gear Tube Install

I am on page 28-17 Step 1 for RV10 fuse floor. In this step it instructs to temporarily install landing gear tube structure in order to match drill holes for permanent installation.

Everything...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By rvanstory
I realize this could be totally unrelated since...

I realize this could be totally unrelated since you seem to have pin-pointed the 430 as the source, but wanted to share an experience with breaking squelch in my plane.

Currently fly a Mooney 201...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By rvanstory
If I remember right, I was able to get squeezer...

If I remember right, I was able to get squeezer on two inside rivets. Blind riveted the other two for reasons you mentioned.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By rvanstory
Is this the set-up you want to do? ...

Is this the set-up you want to do?

http://i68.tinypic.com/29bg3uu.jpg

Here's a link to the article explaining the...
Forum: Primers 10-15-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By rvanstory
Here's why I decided to prime with the Sherwin...

Here's why I decided to prime with the Sherwin Williams primer that Van's uses.
1. I ordered QB wings. Since Van's uses this on part of my build, decided it should be good enough for all the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By rvanstory
I'm also a fan of Isham Tools. Their customer...

I'm also a fan of Isham Tools. Their customer support has been EXCELLENT and the tools have all worked very well.
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you all for your advice and insights. ...

Thank you all for your advice and insights. Thought I'd share what I've learned so far from this post for the benefit of future readers considering the same issue.

I've never heard of "glass...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By rvanstory
Is black on fiberglass worse than on metal for...

Is black on fiberglass worse than on metal for any reason other than heat?
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By rvanstory
Black Paint Advice

I am working with Scheme Designers on a paint scheme for my RV10. I REALLY like a particular design, but there's a catch. The top 1/3 of the plane over the cabin is black (which looks great) but...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By rvanstory
FWIW, my tool kit (from Isham) had a 3/16"...

FWIW, my tool kit (from Isham) had a 3/16" countersink in the kit. I used that and it worked just fine for #12 holes.
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By rvanstory
No opinion on icybreeze. But my airplane partner...

No opinion on icybreeze. But my airplane partner has this one. Works well. Smaller dimensions. Doesn't double as a drink cooler, but got Aviation Consumer's best buy for coolers. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,751
Posted By rvanstory
Not in Australia, so no info on specific...

Not in Australia, so no info on specific question, but did want to offer my 2 cents about primers.

I used the Sherwin Williams P60G2 Industrial Wash Primer that Van's uses in their QB options. It's...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By rvanstory
Rivets look to be ok as is. Here's some things...

Rivets look to be ok as is.

Here's some things I've learned through the build so far.
1. If a rivet appears to be structurally sound, leave it alone. In trying to replace a rivet that's less...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you for clarification! I usually enjoy...

Thank you for clarification! I usually enjoy showing my ignorance in a public forum. In situations like this, my dad used to say "if that were a snake, he would have bit you"!:)
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By rvanstory
Dimple question...

Prepping parts for lower skins of fuse. In plans it says to dimple all holes in bulkheads and ribs EXCEPT for the ones where a rib tab is underneath the bulkhead flange. It never says what to...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,650
Posted By rvanstory
Dennis, Building fuse now and was planning on...

Dennis,
Building fuse now and was planning on adding some insulation/sound deadening to floor. But have REALLY been on the fence about this. You did it, but say you wouldn't do it again. Can you...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By rvanstory
Step #3 then says to final drill all holes in...

Step #3 then says to final drill all holes in skins to frame with #40. I THINK they want you to use 3/32" bit on initial drill just to make de-burring easier, but not really sure why you can't just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By rvanstory
That's really funny! As someone who has to read...

That's really funny!

As someone who has to read instructions several times too, and for a guy who learned to fly in the day of "follow the magenta line", I for one am glad they have made it MUCH...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,955
Posted By rvanstory
Good catch! Yes. The Van's fuel valve is in...

Good catch! Yes. The Van's fuel valve is in fuse kit. Not much to it, so not sure how many $'s it will save, but, another part I wish I had deleted. Going with Andair too.
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,955
Posted By rvanstory
Just got my QB wings last week and working on SB...

Just got my QB wings last week and working on SB fuse. I added, static lines, flap position sensor and aileron trim to order. If I had to do it over, for me it was more about what I wish I...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By rvanstory
Your gap looks ok to me. From pics, it doesn't...

Your gap looks ok to me. From pics, it doesn't appear to be too much of a gap that rivets won't hold up over time. The real question is how much tension does it take to pull the edges together. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By rvanstory
Smile I had same issue on scratches. No big deal if...

I had same issue on scratches. No big deal if you plan to paint as it will ALL get scratched prior to paint (scuffing), but still wanted it to look good in my garage while building.

Started...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,864
Posted By rvanstory
I had same experience until I started using...

I had same experience until I started using Johnson's paste wax to lube threads prior to install. Made them MUCH easier to install. No problems since.

I would assume Boelube would do the...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By rvanstory
Look at page 5-13 of the tips section. Talks...

Look at page 5-13 of the tips section. Talks about this bend for "lap joints". Same procedure for rudder trailing edge. Last 1/4" from edge. Barely visible. I used the edge rolling tool and...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,144
Posted By rvanstory
I've got the "RV GRIN" just from reading your...

I've got the "RV GRIN" just from reading your post! Congratulations!!!! Perseverance is underrated in our world of instant gratification. Great job!
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By rvanstory
Avionics Timing

I know conventional wisdom is to not buy avionics until last minute due to changing technology. BUT, not sure at what step I would want to do this. Do you want to have avionics install after...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you everyone for responses! Thats why I...

Thank you everyone for responses! Thats why I love this forum. Really allows a diverse range of opinions that I find very useful in the decision making process. Everyones feedback was VERY...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By rvanstory
Avionics Advice

Beginning the design for avionics to eventually go into my 10. I already know I'm going all Garmin. I can save a pretty good chunck of change (about $4k) by going with GTN625 with 2 comm radios VS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By rvanstory
Saw your plane at OSH this year. What an awesome...

Saw your plane at OSH this year. What an awesome build! Your fit and finish (in and out) was 2nd to none. I aspire to have my RV10 come out as good as yours. Thank you for sharing your web...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for advice! Good to know in advance.

Thanks for advice! Good to know in advance.
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By rvanstory
Wish I could. Want to meet you guys I see on...

Wish I could. Want to meet you guys I see on the forum. Not getting in till Wednesday though. Last 1/2 of week only.
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By rvanstory
Read the NOTAM many times already. (and will do...

Read the NOTAM many times already. (and will do so many more prior to trip)

I can't find anywhere if the Warbird parking area is restricted to Warbirds only, or simply a place to park based on your...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By rvanstory
Air Venture info needed

Going to Oshkosh for 1st time. Need info from experienced attendees. I'm staying with a friend in his RV at the warbirds campground area. I'm flying in and meeting him there. My question...
Forum: Interiors 06-29-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,800
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for info Dan. Do you know of a specific...

Thanks for info Dan. Do you know of a specific product that would be suitable for firewall and floor next to firewall (fireproof)? Since rebuilding in composite is not an option, would like to...
Forum: Interiors 06-28-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,800
Posted By rvanstory
Dan Horton, I am interested in putting some...

Dan Horton,

I am interested in putting some insulation in my fuse for sound deadening. You posted pics with Soundex products. They show 2 different materials on their web site. Is the one you...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By rvanstory
I bought my kit from Isham. Planetools.com. ...

I bought my kit from Isham. Planetools.com. VERY happy with the kit and customer service. I ordered a flat end yoke for the squeezer (not in the kit). When I ran into a rivet that it didn't have...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By rvanstory
Chilled Water AC

I am interested in building in a chilled water "A/C system" into my RV10. I do not want a full blown freon system due to expense, weight, maintenance. But, I do prefer to have a more...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,731
Posted By rvanstory
I think you and I are about the same stage in the...

I think you and I are about the same stage in the build. I started my tail section in February and am about 2 weeks from completion. Finishing up tail cone now and then attach/fit all the tail...
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