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Forum: RV-9/9A Today, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,694
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Thanks for the good discussion everyone (but too...

Thanks for the good discussion everyone (but too bad it is now buried here in the RV-9 forum).
I now know that my (what I thought were) barrel rolls, are actually Hoover rolls.
I guess I should take...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the future is already here with the...

I think the future is already here with the 912iS, with direct port fuel injection and 1+ GPH lower fuel burn.
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,694
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think my post already indicated that I...

I think my post already indicated that I understood that (now) but to me there still can be a difference. What I described is not constant altitude. What I (now I know incorrectly) understood to be a...
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,694
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I guess I need to do some aerobatic learning...

I guess I need to do some aerobatic learning because I have always understood a barrel roll to be a roll maneuver which is using pitch input to scribe a corkscrew pattern through the air which when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,447
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The dot on the tire is not the same dot being...

The dot on the tire is not the same dot being talked about in the post you quoted.
The dot added to the tire to indicate when the stem is aligned with the access hole (if one has been made) will be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Well, with all of the positive experiences, I...

Well, with all of the positive experiences, I would give it a try if I still maintained a ULS RV-12 ;)
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is mostly about easing removal of the tank...

This is mostly about easing removal of the tank if ever necessary.
Some paint shops put paint and clear coat on so thick that it can be difficult to remove the tank without damaging the paint.
With...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Wiring harnesses related to the fuselage come in...

Wiring harnesses related to the fuselage come in the avionics kit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I never have. The reason being that for it to be...

I never have. The reason being that for it to be accurate you need to be able to still isolate the two sides from each other by applying a clamp to one of the hoses. I have never been confident that...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The screw pattern in the sender flange is...

The screw pattern in the sender flange is indexed, so it can’t be installed in a different position.
The large cover plate is not indexed so it requires being installed in a specific orientation....
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,506
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the “book” values are extrapolated from...

I think the “book” values are extrapolated from test data for what the ceiling would be at gross weight. Anything lighter would allow higher.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The original lexan window was made from Macrolon,...

The original lexan window was made from Macrolon, which has a protective coating that Home Depot material likely won’t have.
That is why the edge and edge of holes was the main points that were...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You can buy one ready made but you can make a...

You can buy one ready made but you can make a tool by cutting the short leg off of a ball end 8mm Allen Wrench and then insert that into an 8mm socket.
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some senders have more friction than others ...

Some senders have more friction than others Particularly when they are new. When the engine is running it induces vibration that makes the float friction not matter, but when stopped the floats...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-03-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The engine and prop that are installed are not...

The engine and prop that are installed are not the reason for the high empty weight.

N58RV, the RV-8A prototype has an empty weight of 1120 with the exact same engine and prop. I have flown this...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-03-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By rvbuilder2002
1181 empty weight is probably on the upper end...

1181 empty weight is probably on the upper end for what is typical on an RV-8A.
I suspect there is some "extras" on this airplane that is having a negative influence on the empty C.G.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, the kit is for RV-12's with Skyview.

Yes, the kit is for RV-12's with Skyview.
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think it is the other way around When the tank...

I think it is the other way around

When the tank is empty the resistance is highest (240 ohms), and when it is full the resistance is lowest (30 ohms)
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you install the proper sender in the proper...

If you install the proper sender in the proper tank (left in left, etc.) I don't think it is possible to install one upside down.

When installed properly, the steel arm that points towards the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I could be wrong but I think the retrofit kit...

I could be wrong but I think the retrofit kit comes with everything (including harness) that you need to get it installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,190
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have seen that video. I might try and take...

I have seen that video.

I might try and take this on but I first need to acquire a bit more info regarding proper cockpit dimensions.
I purchased the pedal plane assembly manual but it doesn't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,190
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Thanks Rob I think an all aluminum one could be...

Thanks Rob

I think an all aluminum one could be done quite a bit lighter (though probably more expensive because of the material costs)

Who would be interested in a fully prepunched pedal plane kit...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The main issue when machine countersinks are too...

The main issue when machine countersinks are too deep (assuming the material is more than .032 thick so that the hole is not enlarged and/or knife edged) is that when setting the rivet it will not be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,190
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Cool I love the realistic details (prop.,...

Cool

I love the realistic details (prop., instrument panel)

I am in the planning stages to build a riveted pedal plane based loosely off the RV-3 so I am curious about the bubble exhaust. Will you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have found these two points to be key in doing...

I have found these two points to be key in doing a symmetrical barrel roll
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am very familiar with all of the different ways...

I am very familiar with all of the different ways to do soldered electrical splices.

I have also repaired a few that fatigue failed underneath wire insulation or heat shrink.

Now a days most...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Soldered wire connections can be very unreliable...

Soldered wire connections can be very unreliable in a high vibration environment if not done correctly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Folded moving blankets laid in the bottom of each...

Folded moving blankets laid in the bottom of each bulkhead bay with some pieces of thin plywood laid on top will distribute the load enough so that skins do not get damaged.

Just make sure the tail...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Plans Section...

Plans Section 38iS/U

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/38is-u/

Looks like Part # is F-1277B
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-28-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I prefer to be higher than a 4" gap but all of...

I prefer to be higher than a 4" gap but all of the RV's I fly (including my own) have 5 point harnesses.

A 5 point harness... properly adjusted, goes a long way to keeping you down tight in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As high as possible but still have a bit of head...

As high as possible but still have a bit of head clearance below the canopy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,462
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A couple of older (but still relevant) articles...

A couple of older (but still relevant) articles archived on VAF that may be of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yea, when I built my first RV-6A 30 years ago, I...

Yea, when I built my first RV-6A 30 years ago, I had those feelings every time I opened the crate for each of the four kit sections.
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,025
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For #3, if the company demonstrator was used as...

For #3, if the company demonstrator was used as an example (and it is pretty basic as far as interior goes so slightly lighter than most), you would be about 50 lbs over recommended max. gross weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't have any specific #'s to share regarding...

I don't have any specific #'s to share regarding total kits sold... possibly Greg does and will post them here.

Based on close involvement in the RV community for many years, I believe the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The procedure in the KAI works very...

The procedure in the KAI works very well.......
Doesn’t require any leveling of the aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is a subject that strikes a chord with me...

This is a subject that strikes a chord with me because I own an RV that has damage history. I am happy to see that a lot of people have the attitude of it largely depends on what the damage was and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,499
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Unless you use the same tool that he used to set...

Unless you use the same tool that he used to set his prop that information is of no value. Vans tool did not exist at the time that post was made.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,952
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Look closely at Fig 4 again. Note the the entire...

Look closely at Fig 4 again. Note the the entire blade is black (no white tip paint)
so the view of the blade in that photo has to be looking at it from the back side.

The photos in Figure 5 and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,952
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is more than just a little slack. It is far...

That is more than just a little slack.
It is far more important for the two sides to be in sync with each other. With that much slack it makes it much more difficult to do that.

All that is needed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,952
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are many ways to measure the pitch angle of...

There are many ways to measure the pitch angle of an adjustable prop blade.
Sensench supplies that (crude in my opinion) tool in the box with every new propeller. I don't know of anyone that uses...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,952
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can see why it would be needed in the...

I can see why it would be needed in the installation shown in the photo.
There is too much slack in the cable so the cable housing would easily come out of the barrel adjuster.

I have never seen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Before you consider making any design changes to...

Before you consider making any design changes to the fuel system (yes, allowed under E-AB) I suggest you get familiar with the 912iS install manual.
This by-pass is specifically required by Rotax and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,952
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Or you could purchase the premade one available...

Or you could purchase the premade one available from Van's.
This would also enable you to use specific degree values that are specified in the KAI and PAP (the values correlate to a specific tool)
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, the slanted portion goes on the outboard...

No, the slanted portion goes on the outboard side.
It is meant to match up with the tapper angle of the longeron on each side.

And yes, the brackets are located on the bottom.
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It provides clearance for the elevator push pull...

It provides clearance for the elevator push pull tube.

When trying the second time cutting out the part, try drilling a number 30 hole in each corner and then make the straight cuts to the tangent...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By rvbuilder2002
AN840-4D 1/4 ID fuel rated hose Fitting should...

AN840-4D
1/4 ID fuel rated hose

Fitting should have a restrictor added to it if you make your own.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 543,077
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think DIY powder-coating is cool, but I will...

I think DIY powder-coating is cool, but I will offer one comment regarding something that a lot of people don't know about.

Highly loaded parts like a nose gear fork (engine mount, landing gear leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Well, actual weight would have an influence as...

Well, actual weight would have an influence as well, so if someone wanted high precision of the calibration, there are a number of things to consider.

Most modern EFIS fuel level indicators have a...
Forum: Primers 06-19-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Over 17 years now. P60G2 has chromates in it...

Over 17 years now.
P60G2 has chromates in it but Sherwin Williams will also tell you it provides no corrosion protection unless top coated.

I have 17 years of testing that shows that it does...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is actually the design reference for all the...

This is actually the design reference for all the RV models.

That is why you are instructed to level the airplane longitudinally on jacks when doing the wheel pant and leg fairing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 31,197
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The production process of the RV-12 nose gear...

The production process of the RV-12 nose gear assembly includes heat treating after the welding is completed.

When heat treating is done on welded 4130 steel assemblies they can (and do) change...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,397
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This description makes it sound related to the...

This description makes it sound related to the carburetors.

I may have missed it but have you measured the weights of of the carb. floats?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes When working on the tanks keep the primary...

Yes

When working on the tanks keep the primary goal in mind..... to build a leak free vessel to carry fuel in.

To do that, you must be sealing any path for fuel to leak from inside to outside....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A revision of the Maintenance Manual is planned...

A revision of the Maintenance Manual is planned at the next revision cycle, to remove the 100 hr requirement as long as the tension springs have been replaced with the torsion springs.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No it won’t be stiff enough. Most people...

No it won’t be stiff enough.
Most people install pitot masts on the other RV models in a way that has them attached to the wing spar to some degree to assure it won’t be able to move.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 30,282
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I do maintenance on it but I do not from memory...

I do maintenance on it but I do not from memory recall what exactly the total time is, but I believe it is somewhere around 5000 Hrs.

Total number of landings? That is anyone guess.

I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I recommend first adjusting the speed pot to get...

I recommend first adjusting the speed pot to get the specified travel time between full up and full down trim, and then see if the problem still occurs.

Every servo is a bit different in how much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 30,282
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If this occurred on a properly maintained / paved...

If this occurred on a properly maintained / paved runway, then I would contend that there are other extenuating circumstances that haven't been provided, that could possibly provide an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It wouldn't have been as convenient Paul but for...

It wouldn't have been as convenient Paul but for a less than 5 minute flight east you could have gotten it for $3.69. About 8 minutes away (and home of EAA Chapter 105) it is $3.65.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12 KAI (kit assembly instructions) has all...

The RV-12 KAI (kit assembly instructions) has all of the info.
I suggest you get a copy as they are considered a supplement to the maintenance manual.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My mistake You are correct that this function is...

My mistake
You are correct that this function is only available on Skyview or G3X equiped RV-12's

D-180 is now about 10 years old in the context of RV-12 evolution so I should not write anything...
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