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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By amaris
WTB - IO360 M1B and WW or MT prop

Well, I figured I may as well put this out there one last time before I get serious about ordering new. Low time or new.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By amaris
You guys are funny. I want to throw a tantrum...

You guys are funny. I want to throw a tantrum like a small child at the moment!
Colin, I PM'd you back. Thanks for the offer!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By amaris
Thanks, Larry. I'm at the point of needing...

Thanks, Larry. I'm at the point of needing constant hand-holding on this phase and being able to video (until we are out of quarantine) is the only way I have any chance of making this work. I will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By amaris
I think I kind of understand. I've been...

I think I kind of understand. I've been successful using a conduit bender to focus the bends in certain regions. Though yours sounds more high tech!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By amaris
Still at it...

I'm hoping to resurrect this one again. I'm still having trouble with this #!$*& slider. It's fitting better but I still have a host of problems. Anyone willing to spend 30 minutes on skype or...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-30-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By amaris
Dan, thanks for the follow-up! Did you form those...

Dan, thanks for the follow-up! Did you form those as one piece and then cut in half or did you build as 2 pieces from the get-go?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By amaris
BTW, I found that Van's dimensions didn't work...

BTW, I found that Van's dimensions didn't work for my install. The lateral spacing of 1 3/8" from the edge pushed the servo too far off center. I found I needed to pull it in more to get a centered...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-27-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By amaris
Great, thanks!

Great, thanks!
Forum: Fiberglass 03-27-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By amaris
Dan, beautiful work as usual. Looks like you have...

Dan, beautiful work as usual. Looks like you have a lot less inside radius on those underside fairings than I do. Were you able to screw those into the longeron and HS inboard rib rivet holes?
Thanks...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-26-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By amaris
Thanks, I was thinking about clickbond...

Thanks, I was thinking about clickbond too.

Bill, thanks. I've not done anything to the upper except cleco it in but have been wondering how I get that to lay flat where it's not.

Because of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-26-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By amaris
first fiberglass attempt - lower empennage fairings

Since I just took the Sportair Workshop for RV fiberglass, I thought I'd practice some before I get to the canopy so I made some lower fairings. This is my first attempt at making anyting on my own....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,566
Posted By amaris
I ended up fabricating my own, mainly because I...

I ended up fabricating my own, mainly because I botched the flyboy one and didn't want to spend another $35 for a piece of plastic. I used a nice 1/2" cutting board that came out of my grill side...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the suggestions. I was surprised at...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was surprised at how easy the hole duplicator worked. I thought for sure it would cause misalignment from being lifted, but each hole worked and then I was done!
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By amaris
Well yes, but I canít get in there to back drill....

Well yes, but I canít get in there to back drill. Seems I need the VS in place to keep things in alignment. No?
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By amaris
Empennage fairing drilling??

Thanks to the incredibly detailed Van's instructions "see drawing 44 for the empennage fairing installation details", I'm wondering how I match drill the fairing attachment since I have the dark gray...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,893
Posted By amaris
My tech counselor said it doesn't matter if room...

My tech counselor said it doesn't matter if room is tight (like mine). There's no reason to do it now.
I'm fitting the tail now only because I'm taking a break from the canopy. Once done I'll store...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By amaris
To follow up: 1st off, my rear spar wasn't...

To follow up:

1st off, my rear spar wasn't straight which caused my misalignment issues. Not sure why I dind't think to check that in the first place! A straightedge held from top to bottom had the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By amaris
That feels like Iím adding preload to the rear...

That feels like Iím adding preload to the rear spar. Iíve emailed vans to see what they think.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By amaris
Still not working...

I've checked everything, the fuselage is level in both directions. When I get the fishing line centered in the holes on the vert stab, I have to lean it back to the point there's a gap of .067 at the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By amaris
Larry, thanks for always giving me encouragement....

Larry, thanks for always giving me encouragement. I've got someone flying up next week to help with the canopy, so hopefully, I can make a little headway with this too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By amaris
I've had to stop for the day. I can't seem to get...

I've had to stop for the day. I can't seem to get the line centered and also touching the back of the rear bulkhead. It needs to tilt rearward and when I do, the gap at the top by the longeron where...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By amaris
thanks for the input. I'll look at the shim...

thanks for the input. I'll look at the shim option too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By amaris
Vertical Stab position

I'm placing the VS on the fuselage. With using a straight edge to check the hinge alignment, it still seems you can have those in alignment but have too much lean forward or aft. Is there a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,248
Posted By amaris
This thread is a bit old, but I had a cosmetic...

This thread is a bit old, but I had a cosmetic issue on the quadrant that I wanted to get replace the handles. Dayton handled it quickly for me. Great customer service on a nice product!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By amaris
I'm still fighting the frame and haven't started...

I'm still fighting the frame and haven't started the canopy yet.

Both rear sides by the pins are currently sitting outboard. One side is 1/8", one 1/16. One side obviously clears slightly better...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By amaris
Turtle deck slider clearance

I've been having a heck of a time getting the sliding canopy right. I've got it so that if the side rail frame is just outboard by 1/16" I can clear the skin. If I have it flush with the fuselage or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By amaris
You'll have a few more. There's probably not an...

You'll have a few more. There's probably not an RV out there that doesn't have some oops rivets or next size up.

Before going up to the next size, make sure you have proper edge clearance before...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,436
Posted By amaris
While this is old, I thought I'd explain how I...

While this is old, I thought I'd explain how I did it for future readers.

After clecoing everything in place other than the center rib that still needed drilling, I verified all fit correctly. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-04-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,517
Posted By amaris
I'm in this mode at the moment. Spent a few hours...

I'm in this mode at the moment. Spent a few hours finding the best combo of washers on the WD-633, torqued it down and had no resistance to falling under its own weight. Added the WD-611 & 612 &...
Forum: California 01-27-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By amaris
Socal slider

I've been fighting the slider on my 7A the last week! I can confirm this has been the worst part of the build.

While everyone has been wonderful offering advice over email and Larry (wirejock)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the help, guys. This is why this site...

Thanks for the help, guys. This is why this site is so amazing! I'm making slow progress, but progress nonetheless. My buddy is going to help me on Sunday. He's got 50lbs on me so his weight will be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By amaris
Hi Larry, Thanks, I'll text you tomorrow to see...

Hi Larry,
Thanks, I'll text you tomorrow to see when it's okay.
Allen
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By amaris
Slider Help...

Well, I've hit the canopy phase and I have to say, I'm kind of lost my way. I've read the plans a few times, I've looked at as many build sites as I can. I think I need some additional help....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By amaris
QB Fuse sub-panel part?

My QB had a U channel spanning the forward fuselage and temp riveted to the F-902 bulkhead. I can't find this on any drawing and other people's build sites don't have it installed. Is this just a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the pics. Congrats on getting a step...

Thanks for the pics. Congrats on getting a step forward!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the reply. After some fresh eyes, a...

Thanks for the reply. After some fresh eyes, a little less forward tilt, they worked out great.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By amaris
Master cylinder drilling

I've been staring at this too long and not sure if I'm setting this up correctly.

I used 3/4 angle on the bottoms to line up all the pedals. I wanted my pedals a bit forward from vertical so I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By amaris
It's just a question of how much aluminum do I...

It's just a question of how much aluminum do I feel confident having in the engine compartment. Maybe going SS is overkill and as Tom points out if the aluminum AN fittings melt because of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By amaris
Will you tell us why you'd use aluminum?

Will you tell us why you'd use aluminum?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By amaris
I did look at the JIC but they were essentially...

I did look at the JIC but they were essentially the same price as the AN versions. All look to be about $35-45 regardless.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By amaris
Thanks, everyone. I think I'll go steel. It's a...

Thanks, everyone.

I think I'll go steel. It's a bit more but at least it's one less thing to be concerned with. Though as Tom points out, if it gets bad enough to worry about melting the fittings,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By amaris
Steel AN fittings on firewall?

I'm not sure where to post this, so I'll put it in my model type, but applies to all.

I'm concerned about using aluminum AN fittings (or any important aluminum components) in FF so people recommend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,274
Posted By amaris
I'm resurrecting this again. I'm doing the exact...

I'm resurrecting this again. I'm doing the exact bend and can't flare the end connecting to the filter because it's too short.

All the pics and link in this thread don't work. Anyone have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By amaris
Thanks, guys. I appreciate the input. I've got...

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the input. I've got one side done, I just can't seem to repeat the other! Maybe a night of not worrying will help.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By amaris
fuel vent line bending :(

I'm a bit frustrated, actually a lot frustrated, trying to bend the vent lines. It looks like from the plans and other build sites that the spacer washers are used on one each side of the skin. In...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By amaris
Thanks. I made sure all the hole for rivet heads...

Thanks. I made sure all the hole for rivet heads were clear when I did my first fitting. It also took me 5 hours to do this!
The manual says to shim if over 1/16", I just don't know if it's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By amaris
Main gear weldment fit

I'm trying to fit/install the weldments but seem to be having an issue. I can't find any additional places of interference that would be keeping it from sitting all the way against the center spar....
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By amaris
I donít remember off top of my head, but itís...

I donít remember off top of my head, but itís exactly as the plans called for.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-18-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By amaris
WD-613 Flap Weldment Fit?

The clevis end of the weldment to attach to the actuator is pretty much centered in the channel. But the rod bearing end of the actuator is over about 3/8" off which would require twisting the whole...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 179,723
Posted By amaris
As with Larry, I used about 1.5Q on my 7A tanks...

As with Larry, I used about 1.5Q on my 7A tanks too. I actually used slightly more, but still under 2Q and if I were more diligent with my use, could have wasted less.
I was mixing up 15g per rib...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By amaris
I believe I see my issue. The plans make it look...

I believe I see my issue. The plans make it look like the inboard vertical portion of z-bracket should line up the floor, but in reality, if I lined up the outboard edge of that bracket, so it's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By amaris
I have an extra z-bracket so I may make a new one...

I have an extra z-bracket so I may make a new one and inset it 1/16" to make up the difference.

Larry, I've got 544rv on reserve. Hopefully one day we'll fly in somewhere at the same time.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By amaris
Thanks for that. Looks like you have a good...

Thanks for that. Looks like you have a good fit.

Without any squeezing, the plate is 1/8" too narrow overall. It does feel like the seat bottoms are rolling if I try to get it all flush.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By amaris
F-741B Tunnel cover size

I've seen mentioned a few times that people have had to squeeze the z-brackets inboard in order to line up with the dimensions of the top plate. Seems like a fair amount of force needed to get them...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 179,723
Posted By amaris
I ended up doing it in 2 batches, just to be safe...

I ended up doing it in 2 batches, just to be safe because I wasn't fully sure how much proseal to mix up for each. I put proseal on the entire rib, fit it, and clecoed a few on the nose, did the same...
Forum: Reviews 02-15-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,876
Posted By amaris
Thumbs up Delivery today!

Just had my QB fuse and finish kit delivered today by Stewart/Partain. They did a great job. Exactly on schedule, handled it like I would have.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By amaris
I’m not sure if they’re a matched set. I...

I’m not sure if they’re a matched set. I purchased a wing kit from someone and when I ordered the QB fuse a few months ago, they had me send back those center section pieces since they were supplied...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By amaris
Anything else to order??

Hi, Van's is packing up my QB fuse and finish kit now. Is there anything else large that I should throw in now to save on shipping?
Thanks!
Forum: Fiberglass 12-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,052
Posted By amaris
Thanks for the thoughts, much appreciated.

Thanks for the thoughts, much appreciated.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By amaris
I've decided I'll rip apart the workbench down to...

I've decided I'll rip apart the workbench down to 24" leaving the recess I built to keep the DRDT flush with the work surface. So any of the larger pieces will get supported with a temporary saw...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-04-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,052
Posted By amaris
wingtip skin repair thoughts

I made a mistake when I started a year ago and drilled a few holes in the wing skin thinking platenuts would go on the skin instead of on the fiberglass.
A few were dimpled for the rivets, a few are...
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